Software is a new soft technology, like money and writing before it:
Barter system → money
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-economics/chapter/introducing-money/#:~:text=Money has three primary functions,as a medium of exchange.
Speaking → Writing
https://www.history.com/news/printing-press-renaissance#:~:text=ClassicStock%2FGetty Images-,In the 15th century%2C an innovation enabled people to share,and faster than ever before.
Bitcoin → software-native money via proof of work: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf
Ethereum → smart contracts: https://ethereum.org/en/whitepaper/