[FoRK] [tt] [wta-talk] The future of politics. Can politicians prepare society for the major technology challenges ahead? With Darren Reynolds.

Bill Stoddard wgstoddard at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 09:48:09 PST 2010


On 2/10/10 11:39 AM, Aaron Burt wrote:
> 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]
>    

railroads... two words ... Cornelius Vanderbilt

Government hindered, rather than helped, establish railroads in this 
country, at least in the 'early adopter' phase.

Bill


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