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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: andre18
This is why not:
Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present
and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientifictechnological elite.
Can you guess who said this, and once you do, I wonder why no one ever talks about this second warning he gave? Everyone knows about the first warning, but this one came right afterward and no one knows about it. I wonder why ...
Here you are talking about implementing it wholesale.
a reply to: Lumenari
People have been trying that for a long time now.
First it was called communism.
Then it was called socialism...
Then there were a couple of times where it was called something else and about 150 million people died...
And now it is called Progressivism.