Many attempts to bring about the permanent end state of war can be found throughout history. “The war to end war,” mutual assured destruction, dynamite and machine guns — each of these failed to end wars, despite optimistic theories that they might.
In 1900, Nikola Tesla proposed revolutionary first principles to end war of his own. His idea was to remove humans from the battlefield altogether. He envisioned intelligent machines, with minds, competing against each other with a “maximum rate of energy-delivery” which would end wars and bloodshed, and bring about global peace.
Today, we have these first principles in Bitcoin mining — expressed by Tesla, in his own words: