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Here's how I'm thinking about that; the costs of network transmission, computation and storage are all decreasing at a greater rate than the global economy (and population) is growing. Per person (or spending-unit) they are getting very cheap.

At some point, those cost-reduction curves plateau and the improvements become marginal - but at whatever rate they settle, will the costs be so low that using many systems as a form of massively-distributed optimistic concurrency will be a no-brainer?

And at the meta-level; are the benefits for human interaction compelling enough to themselves help drive the costs down.

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