posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 11:37 PM
a reply to: Cygnis
Biotech and tech are not controlled, true, the government funds a lot of it tho. Look at some of the NSA toole, developed by different groups. DARPA
is another extension of such things. Technology, biotech are also benign things, much like a firearm, they are bent to the users will. There is great
good, or evil in all inanimate things. However, governments seek to control, and have their constituency dependent upon them. There is no way for
them to grow, without bending the people under them "For their own good". At this point in history, they are all working along side each other. Hand
in hand, as it were.
No you're right but when I meant controlled (I should've added this)I meant they control the direction of what kind of tech is developed and in some
cases what is used based on economic,political factors and of course sometimes it's relative to how much influence they have over both the former
factors. National governments fund some techs to compete with other nation-states but don't have nearly as much motivation or resources available as
those whom the private interest groups advocate on the behalf of.
Sure a technologies ethics is subject to the user, although there are clearly certain techs that were specifically intended to be destructive(e.g the
first atomic weapons,bio and chemical weapons and most weapons including firearms) either by design or by those who provided the necessary materials
and resources. Using the above example. Nuclear fission is neither inherently bad or good as we have applied that same mechanic to power entire cities
and towns, I would say the same thing about the tech within firearms, it has empowered individuals and groups for centuries. Of course as stated
earlier, use of firearms for benevolent and/or malevolent intentions is subjective.
I have sentiment for your position against a rapidly growing tyrannical government that may not be stopped unless we implement some reforms, I'm not
sure what your political stance is but I doubt decentralizing and privatizing social programs is going to improve things in the long run. Monopolistic
Corporations would fill in the power vacuum of government almost immediately and you would be right back where you started, except now your in
indentured servitude directly to your puppet masters.