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3. Technology is usually non-political and non-religious and won't conflict with the Saudi system.
Wherever wealth & power accumulates, so to does political power.

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4. Technology has no physical form so you only see the end result and not the "medieval" society that creates it.
Arguably the big tech companies are commoditizing the compliments aggressively, which is killing the value of the compliments, which whacks share prices, causes PE firms to buy "distressed" firms & load them up further on debt, and then eventually the commoditizer swoops in and buys what they helped gut after the field has been napalmed.

Eventually it goes full circle: Netflix has considered buying theaters, including Mark Cuban's Landmark, to gain an Oscar edge, sources say