Siege. Steam. Search
Siege engines were offensive constructs of war. Engineer built outside of a walled city they offered the besiegers a way to remotely batter down the walls and more by catapulting boulders through their girth and over their heights. Allowing access to the besieged.
Steam engines, originally engineered to drive ventilation and pumping for the mining industry, soon drove mobility permitting the evolution of the rolling siege. Plowshare to sword. Coupled with gunpowder the rolling siege made whole chains of walled cities subject to overwhelming force. Allowing access to the besieged.
Search engines were engineered to find data in computerized data banks across a vast networked set of computerized data banks. Coupled with filters and tracking measures these modern day plows have been reforged to become a sword of overwhelming force in today’s information wars. Allowing access to the besieged.