If what Neil and Sherry foresee is right and we are shifting from thousand to million we are going to need a different approach for approving a lab. Because obviously it is not going to be sustainable. Here is a proposal: Bye approval, hello endorsements. In this endorsement system trust is based on how many of the other labs have recognized that this is a real fab lab. And maybe to appear on the map you need to fill all the fields and be recognized by 3 existing labs. It is similar but the idea is that labs can add/remove endorsements continuosly. It is not a one time process anymore.
Does it make any sense?