Its too late, the megapolitical entities that are in place around the world are failing. The democracy experiment has run its course and no government, not even our industrial military welfare state, will survive the information technology revolution that is underway as we speak. The Bitcoin currency is just one part in the hand of fate that microtechnology is dealing worldwide. If it fails, another one, two, ten
will take its place even more superior in resistance to manipulation by the concentration of power. Look at what napster spawned! Governments, in the form that they are now, will not be sustainable. The intellectual elite and their earning power will fly from them as fast as they can and there is nothing governments can do but transform to compete as walmart does for the concentrated form of human energy know as currency. Buffet saw this a decade ago when he noted that there is a rapid exodus of wealth leaving the USA. The wealthy are landing in more friendly jurisdictions that are making investing in them more attractive than leaving it in a country(soon to go the way of the dodo) that confiscates ruthlessly. Fear will make anarchy and more and more restrictive laws the norm as less and less revenue is generated from the unwilling(intelligent) and the willing(unintelligent) slaves know as citizens that are left leaving less and less to support the bloated overweight top heavy structure now in place. This is apparent with the passing and extending of laws like the patriot act and the more and more printing of dollars. Look at the ratio of deficit to gdp numbers around the world. It isn't a sustainable model anymore. Murder incorporated, or to the brainwashed by tv society, USA is trying in desperation to secure resources by having a presence (threat of violence and actual violence in the false name of securing our freedoms) in over 100 countries around the world. At least China is blatant about their grab for resources. It doesn't matter, all forms of government will not survive long as the profit of violence is being eroded thanks to the cyber economy and soon a mutitude of cybercash currencies(bitcoin) that will be accepted where fiat currencies soon will not. If you doubt it, look at a graphical picture of the cloud(internet) and compare it to a graphical picture of the synapses of a brain. How big is one of the nations on the internet? pick one, lets say facebook? over 600 million citizens and growing, compared to the usa 310 million. The power of microtechnology cannot be stopped. It is integrated into the life of the global village and is transforming it exponentially. Hang on it is about to go critical.