Deprecating EIP 1011 in favor of a Casper+Sharding design?

This is the proposal:

Summary of the deprecation:️-sharding-28a90077f121

Said in the most light-hearted way that I can manage: I am reading this article about merging two complex initiatives as I reach for my paper copy of “The Mythical Man-Month”.

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Definitely need a concrete plan for testing each one of these ideas either atomically or after successfully proving any prerequisites. This is a much more complex proposal from Casper FFG, and requires more solid planning.

For example, the random beacon chain could be something useful for a variety of games that require a source of randomness. Many different low stake use cases can show robustness before the entire network moves to the new design.