The Decentralized Society of Tomorrow has yet to be built. Who will be the first nation to decentralize? Which civilization will be the first to adapt to our new Paradigm and build a nation founded on the principles of decentralization? Thereby, gaining a first mover advantage and trumping its contemporaries and rivals as England once did when she was the first to implement the technologies of Paradigm 4. More recently, it was the United States who was the first to implement the technologies of Paradigm 5; whereupon, she established global dominance.
Perhaps the next great civilization, the one that dominates Paradigm 6, will be comprised of global, Digital Nomads whose political system is built atop the internet – A Federated Collective of Sovereign Individuals. Perhaps these Ubermensch who can earn wealth from anywhere and everywhere will be the most adaptable to the decentralized technologies of Paradigm 6. Thus, they will be the most capable of building the world of tomorrow.
Conversely, which countries will attempt to suppress the technologies of Paradigm 6, unable to learn from lessons past which clearly show that fighting the future and change leaves a nation in shambles, making it not only economically weak but ripe for conquest by advanced nations who had the foresight to ride the wave of technological change instead of resisting modernity.