In this alternate universe, there's some kind of system which kicks in after the success of a startup. "Congratulations, you've made billions, you're rich now, but what you've created is so essential to our society that we can't risk it turning into another Comcast, so we're going to run it as a public service which every American gets for free." This would be a very different America.
There's this weird thing in the US where conservatives refuse to believe that the government can do anything well, but also are outraged if you criticize the military or the police. It's as if working for the government is a guarantee of incompetence, but working for the government and carrying a gun is a guarantee not only of competence but also moral superiority. I don't understand it.
But this is just a mental exercise, set in an alternate universe, so humor me. Imagine this alternate-universe America is like Switzerland, where public utilities are run so efficiently that trains arriving three minutes late constitute a political scandal.
So we're in this alternate universe where the US government takes over companies that become so essential to basic everyday life that we can't risk them turning into Comcasts. In this alternate universe, Comcast itself was taken over, and nobody ever has to deal with their shit. It's a different place, but it's a nice place.
require()syntax, but there's also really no
require()syntax at all.
querySelector; ES6 adopted
importbecomes viable, but not disappear immediately).
I'm not saying it isn't messy. I'm just saying there's a reason.