Technocracy
Government by technologically superior elite. For example a mostly primitive or middle tech polity may be ruled by a high tech elite, or a high tech enabled society ruled by an ultratech elite. In as much as most ai overlords and administrators are sometimes several levels more technologically advanced then the sophonts under them, technocracy is a common form of government throughout the Civilized Galaxy.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 09 January 2002.