Civilization rises or falls on its showrunners

Unsustainable complexity without an audience will lead to lower advertising or subscription revenue,

Every civilization showrunner should have a backup plan based on lower budgets, distributed power centers and simplified plots. They should drill on it

The good showrunner is a mix of “There goes my people. I must follow them, for I’m running the show” and the prisoner’s dilemma where there’s always have an incentive to choose in a way that creates a less than optimal outcome for the individuals as a group. (Source: