An interesting SmallWorld SciFi. Shows how BigCo (GCI) becomes indistinguishable from BigGov (because both are needed to enforce a particular set of Game Rule-s). So that you can no longer define Freedom just in terms of government constraints, but overall system-generated constraints on your choices.
Some VC bloggers have written in the last year about funding promising individuals they know in return for a share of future earnings (maybe over a decade, rather than forever). Slippery slope?
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