How to design an anti-monopoly interop system

A Monopoly board upon which a wheelbarrow token has landed on Boardwalk with a hotel. Behind the board is the Matrix ‘waterfall’ effect. In the bottom right corner is a thuggish capitalist with a top hat and cigar, pulling a dollar-sign-shaped lever on a mysterious box. In the bottom left corner is a shadowy ‘hacker-in-a-hoodie’ figure, with a red supernova where their face should be. Image: elPadawan (modified) https://www.flickr.com/photos/elpadawan/10738209824/ CC BY-SA 2.0: https://creativ

A historical accident made Massachusetts a lab for studying how tech can serve monopolies, and the moves, countermoves and counter-countermoves show how businesses, tinkerers, governments and the public can liberate themselves from seemingly all-powerful monopolists.

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