@kyle Nicely done. This ties in with a lot of related things like the right to repair.
Also your metaphor meshes well with my increasing belief that it's not about surveillance capitalism, it's actually surveillance feudalism. In capitalism people get to own things. In feudalism the serfs basically give up rights of freedom and property in exchange for the protection of the lord and manor.
Technically it's manorialism and serfdom if we want to be picky.
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