A thought to help you not be able to sleep tonight - technology
We take it for granted that as technology advances, year after year, we all benefit. Better computers!
Imagine for a moment you were a country isolated, and denied access to technology.
What would you do? You couldn't begin to reinvent technology. That's taken decades of the world's economy funding it to happen. Anything you could do for years would be childlike.
Now imagine not that you're an isolated country, but that the general public lost access to high-end technology - while a group - call it the state, deep state, whatever - kept it to themselves.
Suddenly, the public would realize they've been contributing to the development of a power that can be used against them at any time. And too late once they realize it.
No suggestion here, no solution - just a thought to keep you awake.