With centralized control, we’re limited to what we can hold in our heads.
A centralized economy doesn’t work beyond a few hundred people. A free-agent-based economy can build far more at larger scales.
A project controlled and understood by one person can only be so complex. A community of individuals can build something immensely greater – not predictable, much higher potential.
Tom DeMarco "Implicit in [‘You can’t control what you can’t measure’] … is that control is an important aspect, maybe the most important, of any software project. But it isn’t.“
Nietzsche "Why should we not prefer untruth? And uncertainty?”
and complexity theory.