Here's the thing.
A lot of people like centralization.
They like ease of use.
They like distractive engagement.
They like scale.
Why not give them what they want but also give them the Ownership?
Let them be responsible for both the successes and the failures.
And in the instances where it all works out let them reap the rewards.
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