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100% CPU -> 100% billable hours -> IP law is now an incredibly attractive profession -> more capacity for patents / lawsuits... and that's essentially how we got here.

Exactly. They'll scale up horizontally by adding more and more instances until supply == demand, at which case we'll be really, really sad we followed this road.

Then we all stop at the same time, the market collapses and IP lawyers go extinct.

You'll have better luck herding cats.

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