As tech titans and their ilk buy up all the private property in the world, their minions are forced into communal living arrangements:
Zander Dejah, 25, pays $1,900 a month rent to live in a downtown San Francisco house with at least 40 other people, many of whom sleep in bunk beds.
Dejah is a resident of The Negev, a communal living space that styles itself as a home for millennial tech workers to brainstorm ideas, write code and create apps, even if they have to share toilets and bathrooms with dozens of others.
Houses like The Negev, located in a neighborhood known as "SoMa" or South of Market, have cropped up around San Francisco as an influx of young professionals, many of whom are tech workers, have faced the city's notoriously high rents and apartment shortages. It has three floors and roughly 50 rooms, filled with bunk beds, beer bottles and laptops, according to residents.
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As the eight people who own half of the world's wealth gobble up all the rest, this trend will expand. The "American Dream" of home ownership is coming to an end. In the future, we will own nothing and pay rent or user fees for everything.
And it all started with the tech titans stealing your data.
Those of you who don't think it was "stealing" can call what they did "swindling" if it will make you and your lawyer feel better.