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Money, Likes, and Memes Are All the Same Thing

How the token economy has replaced cash with Twitch emotes and Instagram likes

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TTech companies have assumed a form of power once reserved for nations, banks, and Chuck E. Cheese. As designers of gated, gamified economies, they serve as brokers for our attention, our desire for attention, and those willing to pay for slices of that…

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