Object 84

The Brain Bubble

2053, Earth

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Take a flask. Pour in a large volume of humans, add a generous helping of market demand, and sprinkle a modest dusting of innovation on top. Mix thoroughly. What do you get? Bubbles.

This is the story of the Brain Bubble.

Like all bubbles — Tulip mania, the South Sea bubble, the Internet bubble — the Brain Bubble began with a new ...