Say you are an evil overlord out there to dominate the world and gather all the cash for yourself. You own some of a vital resource that brings in pots of money. Of course, all that money is spent on raising your power level. Some scientist has developed a technology that makes does what your resource does, only cheaper, faster, better, cleaner, whateverere. Do you buy the invention and suppress it, or do you buy the invention and bring it to market? Why would you make the choice you make? Many kooky folks think the first. Bear in mind, if they do that, they loose the profits by doing the second thing. They can make more money faster by bringing the wonderful invention to market. And to make it weirder, the resource is mostly found on the grounds of a mad house. YOu have to bribe the inmates for the right to dig for the resource, and they take the lions share of the income gained from it. the wonderful invention (theoretically) would mean you don't have to deal with the inmates at the mental institution. Why would you suppress an invention that would make you more powerful more wealthy and having less trouble rather than go through the abuse for your resource?