Take a few hundred million people, erode their senses of family, community and overall humanity, condition them to treasure fantasies of wealth, fame and power over all other feelings or values, stuff them with junk food, over-medicate them with psychoactive drugs, poison their water, bombard them with divisive propaganda, give them 24-hour access to hardcore porn and gore, addict them to hyper-violent, hyper-realistic shooter games, put them under extreme financial pressure, give them easy access to high-powered assault weapons and implicitly guarantee global fame for anyone who commits a big enough atrocity…. what could possibly go wrong?

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