Over history there have been certain sharp points where balance of military power shifted due to technology. In the 1800s land armies were pretty equal, so they marched into a field, had a little skirmish, it became clear who would win and then both armies marched away. Then in WW1, machine guns happened, which were such efficient killing machines that you had to entrench to stay alive, defense had overwhelming advantage. And then in WW2, the bomb gave offense an overwhelming advantage, well up until Russia got the bomb four years later at which point we were locked into a stalemate. And now there's this weird balance where the strong countries can't fight directly because nobody will win, so we have economic imperialism and proxy wars.
Before the web, nobody could share resources, you had to hack everyone individually. And then everyone started running Windows, which was closed source so only Microsoft was defending and the hackers get to reuse their investment against many companies. Then the web happened and amplified the hacker advantage even further. Then open source happened, cost of development is distributed across tens of teams but it only takes one bug so hackers still win. Then the world converged on a few mega-open-source frameworks like Rails, now defense is pooled across thousands of teams, but databases are a single point of centralization and our data is copied across thousands of databases so you can compromise the entire world in bulk with one hack. Hackers win and its looking pretty bleak.
In Hyperfiddle, the defense investment is the sum of all applications in the world across all time, and the data is decentralized so you have to hack each user individually not in bulk. It is an overwhelming defenders advantage. That's where we're headed I think. It is inevitable for many reasons. Maybe some years after that the NSA will maintain a parallel copy of the entire semantic web and after that it will probably get pretty weird. One thing is certain, today is not the end state, things will change again.