posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 12:39 AM
Most people, American or otherwise, have always been incompetent beyond a limited scope. In the past, the amount of damage a single incompetent
individual could do was much more limited. Now, everything is interconnected through the Web and other complex systems, while greater population
density means more people running around bumping into each other in various ways (virtual and otherwise), rather than staying down home on the farm.
Thus, incompetence is amplified and projected outwards. The resulting ripples of fail and associated feedback distort and disrupt increasingly distant
parties and players.
It should also be noted that systems and institutions in place are generally unable to handle the demands of the new networked world. It's like
dropping a jet engine into a Pinto. We are trying to operate with a bizzare mix of tomorrow's technology and yesterday's institutional frameworks.
The best systems will always recognize human incompetence and set up checks and balances to minimize its damages. We are at the point where most of
our systems (public nad private) need overhauls to deal with the new reality.
edit on 11/19/10 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)