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Bitcoin will become the flag of technology.
Not every flag represents a geographical entity. Some of them represent movements, like the rainbow flag or the Gadsden flag.

Bitcoin becomes a flag in this sense, as the encoding of technology's values: internationalist, capitalist, decentralized.
A flag is something to align around. Bitcoin is many people's first choice and many people's second choice, which means it will become the community's first choice.
The closest analogy is Linux. Google & Facebook are tough competitors, but cooperate on Linux.

That’s because it's a demilitarized zone where one party cannot deprive the other of their contributions.

Bitcoin serves a similar role. All can profit from it, none can corrupt it.
Tech will align behind Bitcoin as part of the political realignment of the 2020s. Not traditional right vs left, but rather:

- Land v Cloud
- State v Network
- Centralized v Decentralized
- Nationalists/Socialists v International Capitalists
- Hamilton v Satoshi
The most important swing vote in the world is the pro-crypto tech Democrat.

Right now, the economic & social incentives for this group force demonetization, deplatforming, and censorship.

But over the long term they favor monetizable, international, uncensorable systems.
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