Damnation speed anarchy


Within King's Free Park was an orderly approximation of anarchy. People were searched at the entrances. There were no weapons inside. The copseyes, floating overhead and out of reach were the next best thing to no law at all. There was only one law to enforce. All acts of attempted violence carried the same penalty for attacker and victim. Let anyone raise his hand against his neighbor, and one of the golden basketballs would stun them both. They would wake separately, with copseyes watching. It was usually enough. No violence . From Cloak of Anarchy , by Larry Niven .
Published by Analog in 1972
Additional resources - This story is an interesting exploration of the concept of anarchy in a real setting. Makes for an interesting contrast with the same kind of setting in Robert Heinlein's Coventry (if you did not agree to live up to the rules of society, you were given the choice to live with the asocials in a fenced-in environment). Remote drones are under development to serve a variety of purposes. The Traffic Surveillance Drone project in Georgia has a ducted fan drone under development; it uses an aluminum chassis with a carbon composite body structure to provide stability. You might also want to check out the endearing entry for little bird , from Darwin's Children by Greg Bear. Compare to the skyball from A Day for Damnation (1985) by David Gerrold.


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