As technology evolves, so must the institutions that employ it. Beginning with the growth of agriculture and its ability to sustain larger populations, humans have organized their behavior at scale into ever larger and more complex institutions directed at optimizing desired outcomes. By way of example, consider the transition that occurred when the preindustrial hand-loom gave way to the steam-powered textile factory. In pursuit of efficiency and profit, entire modes of living transformed as people moved to cities, and corporations evolved to harness their labor.
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