[FoRK] [tt] [wta-talk] The future of politics. Can politicians prepare society for the major technology challenges ahead? With Darren Reynolds.
aaron at bavariati.org
Wed Feb 10 08:39:20 PST 2010
On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 09:42:15PM -0600, Jeff Bone wrote:
> "Can dinosaurs help rodents prepare for their upcoming ascendancy?"
IT'S PEOPLE! Government is made of PEOPLE!
Or are you awaiting the withering-away of the State?
> Politicians in general cannot and do not understand or cope with, much
> less help society adapt to and capture the opportunity of, *yesterday's*
> technology. Instead, the political system is often the tool of those
> with entrenched interests in inhibiting new technology. Tubes, remember?
Yes [internet] I [space race] remember [railroads] how [computers] the
[industrial chemistry] government [modern agriculture] has [nuclear tech]
consistently [scientific research] worked [UAVs] to [patents] defer [R&D
funding] and [protective tariffs] suppress ["green tech" incentives] newer
[DARPA etc.] technologies.
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