Science, empire and Capitalism are all closely linked together because they all work together to progress and better the empire. These are linked together because science and empire work hand in hand to create new technologies that benefit the empire. These progressions usually come from attempted military advancements. Capitalism is linked in here because capitalism also can create more scientific breakthroughs. Capitalism also benefits the empire because the more power within the economy, the more powerful the empire. According to Harari many technological breakthroughs come from defense sector of an empire because they are trying to strengthen themselves. An example of a discovery that was shaped by fiscal and political interests is the use of nuclear power. Nuclear power was originally used for political interests and building a stronger military. After awhile of focusing on exclusively military uses, people began to use it as a power source. This shift created a cheaper and more effective power source. Nuclear technology is still used as a political factor with nuclear weapons, but it is also being used fiscally as a power source.
I agree with Harari’s argument that progress plays a pivotal role in the linkage between capitalism, empire and science. Progress in the scientific world creates progress for the empire because it means the empire is more technologically advanced. Capitalism and science are connected because in capitalism there is a sense of competition between groups and companies which leads to more scientific breakthroughs and progress. I believe that progress in any three of these areas benefits the other two.