[阅读理解]The other side of a state legal apparatus is a state military apparatus. While the one protects the individual from violence， the other sacrifices the individual to violence in the interests of the state. In war the state affirms supreme power over the individuals within its own borders. War is not simply a trial by combat to settle disputes between states; it is the moment when the state makes its most powerful demands upon its people for their commitment， allegiance， and supreme sacrifice.
The word “allegiance” is closest in meaning to ______.
[阅读理解]In the digital realm， the next big advance will be voice recognition. The rudiments are already here but in primitive form. Ask a computer to “recognize speech，” and it is likely to think you want it to “wreck a nice beach.” But in a decade or so we‘ll be able to chat away and machines will soak it all in. Microchips will be truly embedded in our lives when we can talk to them. Not only to our computers， we’ll also be able to chat with our automobile navigation systems， telephone consoles， browsers， thermostats. VCRs， microwaves and any other devices we want to boss around.
The techniques of voice recognition______.
A、are mature enough for extensive use
B、are in its initial stage of development
C、will aid people to chat through computers
D、will assist people to recognize each other‘s voice