Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there lived a mysterious, brilliant inventor, now lost to history, who created a kind of autonomous zone wherein the traditional rules of governments and law did not apply. It was scoffed at as escapism, but over time it drew an ever-growing crowd who used it primarily to indulge their greed and lust. A few, though, believed it could be more than an outlet for debased desires.

These true believers hope to reshape the whole world for the better, but they cannot predict the anarchic, chaotic, emergent properties of the new way of being they have fostered — and the world resists, with extreme prejudice, any attempt to fundamentally change it. Will the new way prevail? Will the crazed greed-seekers find themselves bloodily downfallen? Will the…

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