Throughout history we can trace a gradual evolution of our institutions. Be they religious or civil, all institutions are informed by the advances of information technology. Speech, writing, the printing press and now the internet: they have all had a profound impact on how human beings relate to each other, to their surroundings, their history, and their future. The itinerary of information technology reveals a perspective on history informed by virtuality: a force that can alter the way power is distributed throughout communities.
The power of virtuality is the faculty of abstract representation: how for instance monetary mediation has changed the way states relate to their subjects and how subjects relate to their property, and how both their futures are interfered with through the injunction of debt. The dynamics of these technologies inform the structure of our interpersonal lives and history, revealing a spiritual perspective on our political economy: how abstract values have altered the nature of our social relationships. The nature of labour, property, value, and debt are all transformed throughout this history, showing how the representation of these abstraction in script (paper money) have made possible the hacking of the state: informing the supra-individual nature of our social reality.