The two guys I was talking with are both working in IT companies, both smarter than me - but both seemingly uninterested in researching a little themselves and seeing if there is indeed an opportunity for them.
I'm also used to seeing my intellectual superiors act and think in willfully stupid ways. But I've come to think that I shouldn't complain. In this day and age, the conservative mindset easily leaves one behind. The rate of change is accelerating and decentralization is but one example of that.
Curating for a living while having total freedom of choice as to where to live may well be in the cards for many of those onboarded in the first few years.