Is it totally insane to think that we will witness another personality which is similar to Genghis Khan, Hitler, and the likes in the future? What will happen if such a personality once again be in charge of a formidable country in the future? If you have lived long enough to see enough, then by now you probably think that anything is possible as long it does not go against the laws of physics. Some of the things that Hollywood came up with actually had already happened or in transition to become reality. For an example, touch screen and holographic technologies. Other more fantastic Hollywood imagination might become reality as long these imagination are in the agreement with the laws of physics. With knowing that anything is possible within the limit of laws of physics, I don’t think it’s insane to think that there will be another Genghis Khan, Hitler, and the likes.
Technology has already shrunk the world by a lot, because people are so easily connected to each other through plethora means of communication and transportation. Internet and airplane are the two examples of these means. As it is now, the world is like one big home. In a big home, an insane family member can cause a lot of troubles for the rest of the family. Imagine, in a big home with Hitler as a family member, the troubles won’t be small. Thus, a smaller, connected world, in my opinion, is a big incentive for a formidable country to once again reviving the spirit of go out and conquering, colonizing, and enslaving more subjects (i.e., countries). With this notion, I think it is not that silly to think there will be a country, somebody that will drive his or her country to conquer the whole world, turning the whole world into one big family.
In China, we had the first emperor. In Rome, we had the first Caesar. The Mongol Empire got the Great Khan. Emperor, Caesar, and the Great Khan are titles for whoever that had conquered and ruled over an empire. It is within the limit of the laws of physics that one day we may witness a new emperor title for whoever that will conquer and rule over the entire earth. How are we going to analyze this fearsome individual? Will he or she be an empathetic ruler? Will he or she be a ruthless ruler? What sorts of state the world will be in when it gets ruled by such a ruler? Will the minorities be persecuted and executed? Will there be more genocide under one ruler? Will such a ruler proclaim that to conquer all so there won’t be another war? Will such a ruler proclaim that to conquer all is to get rid of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction?
We won’t know how insane or vice versa the world will become, because nobody has a prophetic crystal ball. Nonetheless, I think the scenario in which — I imagine that one day the whole world will be a subject of one ruler — is entirely agreeable with the laws of physics. It’s not loony to think so far ahead, but it’s rather dull to not do so. Hollywood is probably already thinking of how to churn out a film that depicts a whole universe is being ruled by one ruthless ruler. Such a ruler would rape, kill, pillage, molest, and enslave his subjects at the whim of his lunacy. Such a script will be written by the next young Shakespeare.