[FoRK] [tt] [wta-talk] The future of politics. Can politicians prepare society for the major technology challenges ahead? With Darren Reynolds.
marcerickson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 12:48:32 PST 2010
I know very little about railroad adoption in Canada, but if it weren't for
the government, the first transcontinental railroad here would have been
built much later than it was.
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> From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On
> Behalf Of Bill Stoddard
> Sent: February 10, 2010 9:48 AM
> To: Friends of Rohit Khare
> Subject: Re: [FoRK] [tt] [wta-talk] The future of politics.
> Can politicians prepare society for the major technology
> challenges ahead? With Darren Reynolds.
> 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.
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