If you missed it, we no longer purchase technology.
It might be sold as "better faster gooder," but in the end, we ceased to purchase technology a long time ago. Gradually, our rights to ownership of our technology has given way to End User License Agreements, but who reads those?
In place of ownership of technology is now a meta doppelganger. We now lease ideology.
So while my American peers focus on a political system to choose new leadership, it is entirely plausible that we missed a much more pressing political decision in our technology.
Entire ecosystems of technology have now been created. Islands. Isolated. Fragmented. Complete with Foucaultlian pluralities of hegemony privileged to define the ontology of your existence. Defining good. Defining bad. Defining aesthetic. Against. For. Each with technological fences high enough to prohibit a transfer of ideological systems for all but the most technologically savvy.
Perhaps we were too busy focusing on other things. Perhaps the need to ownership is a vestige of a twentieth century nostalgia, only to have the nascent mental appendage drop off at some point in our corporate leased futures.
Vote with your wallets.
Because it works so well for governmental political systems...