"The best fuzzy rules, the best knowledge, deal with the turning points of the system. If a race-car driver teaches you how to drive, you don't need him to show you how to drive on the straightaway. It's how he handles the curves that matters."
Arthur C. Clarke used this idea in his Childhood's End when it became necessary for the Overlords to discipline an entire country:
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'...half a million kilometers away, the Stardrive went on.'
'Della's first present was an imipolex sweatshirt called a heartshirt…'
'Mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'
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Yet another power source from humans.
'All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.'
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'Their radars... could easily pinpoint the debris of the early Space Age.'
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Space junk into space architecture.
'I sent my eyes on their rounds and tended my gallery of one hundred-thirty changing pictures...'
'Books were just a commodity that had to be produced, like jam or bootlaces.'
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