The Ring of Gyges:
Anonymity and Technological Advances' Effect on the Deterrence of Non-State Actors in 2035
From the time of Plato, men have pondered how an individual would act if they were unidentifiable or anonymous. In The Republic, Plato uses the story of Gyges of Lydia, who found a ring in a cave and put it upon his finger to become invisible, to show how a man would act when he believed himself to be anonymous. Gyges used the ring to take over a kingdom, becoming the first in a long history of men who altered their actions when they believed themselves to be unidentifiable.