Rather than fighting to bend government to our ideologies, we should treat policy as what it is—one of the many sources of randomness in our lives.
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Sometimes real progress means innovating not just on top of a protocol, but rethinking the protocol itself. Redesigning an open protocol is a slow collaborative process built on consensus. Could it be that open protocols, despite all their obvious benefits, have costs as well? Could it be that they can stand in the way of innovation?