A crowded, futuristic city. From (science fiction wallpaper)
A crowded, futuristic city. From (science fiction wallpaper)

Civilisation is any complex socio-politico-economic and technological society characterized by advanced technological and cultural development, social and urban stratification, symbolic communication and system of economic exchange,  specialisation of labour, the domestication of both modosophonts and other organisms and sentients,  culturally ingrained ideologies of progress and supremacism, monumental architecture, taxation, and a separation from and domination over the natural environment, and social domination by a cultural elite.


Economics – while many economic systems are used, it is corporate capitalism that has been most potent in spreading across the universe. Here madverts, monomaniacal sentient advertisements, serve as important tools of memetic subversion, causing shoppers to buy their commodities

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