How Kings Get Dethroned: Regulation and Innovation in the Age of Big Tech
Decentralization in the spirit of Net Neutrality and re-centralization in the hands of governments…
That should address your central questions as to…
- Why people “manipulate [new innovations] so they can have complete control” (as Tyler said), and why that’s “not entirely conscious or nefarious [but] often easily explained as inertial and altruistic” (as the story above says)
- Why competition isn’t a realistic solution (e.g. whether spectrum or fiber, the infrastructure is incredible capital intensive and environmentally invasive, so not only does it make more sense to mandate competition atop a monopoly infrastructure provider, but economies of scale assure that the big would only get bigger in an unfettered market)
- The decentralized internet (as Sgt asked)
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