Well reasoned and articulated. People in general fail to comprehend how this works. They either refuse to think about it or go the other way and blame some conspiracy of wealthy elites, extraterrestrials or wealthy elites aided by extraterrestrials. But, as your article suggests, no conspiracy is necessary when powerful players are all motivated by the same things: $ and competition.
Historically, the only counter to this has been a strong moral voice to remind enough of us that we were not born on this planet to dominate others or horde wealth. We need those voices more than ever now.