Freedom Diminishes as Numbers Increase

from Dune (1965) by Frank HerbertRating: 4.5     (102 ratings)

Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is true of humans in the infinite space of a planetary ecosystem as it is of gas molecules sealed in a flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.

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