Oh yes, they spread far and wide... and I'm pretty sure that the West won't bat an eye if they spread into the soft belly of China soon ;)
They are being used as proxies, but they of course have agendas of their own, which they hope to further in the shadow of the big powers.
I don't see this ending before those powers have agreed on the exact way in which they will incorporate what they envision as the "New World Order".
You can't ride bikes or horses automatically, but it's very feasible a future obligation to ride with a beacon or some similar positioning system. Again, matter of time.
I'm not buying safety if to be paid with personal freedom, but that's my opinion.
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