From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation

Paul Mason: History tells us that state involvement is the best route to prosperity. Our politicians need to think big and accept the risk of failure

Source: www.theguardian.com

Technology is a means to an end… see the beautiful book of Brian Arthur, The Nature of Technology

Can politicians be trusted to direct technology… Did they show they could? To what end were developed the technologies in the last 100 years…

Why should that change?

Worth reading Collingridge on how to escape getting trapped in technological institutional lock-ins and Michael Thompson on the state on Social Science Research

A first introduction here

See on Scoop.itThe future of food health and agriculture

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About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 14 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe.
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