Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Best not to scoff at the crowded, regulated states, Mr IP.
We have over 7 billion people in the world now, growing faster than any time in history. Look at China and India - the way they live is our future. Not culturally, but logistically - that's how things will go with the weight of increasing population. The more people you have in a cramped area, the more rules are needed to maintain orderly society and prevent anarchy.
In truth, many of the most important freedoms in our real lives have nothing to do with rules - it's more a matter of being free to go places and obtain services without spending half your life in a queue ...
Not scoffing, just enjoying my free to go places and obtaining services without having to deal with the queue. They can have their big cities and their regulations. I like the slower pace of life where people actually have manners and respect for one another, and aren't all in some sort of hurry. For me, less people = better quality of life.