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Essentially, there are three tiers of skills in our present world. The gold tier is entrepreneurship. The people who have it become rich and rule the world. The silver tier is money-twiddling. These people may not be gold, but they are close enough to money that they get rich as well. Then you have nothing, and twenty levels down you have the shit tier, where all the other skills are. We techies can at best aspire to be kings of beggars.