Monday, August 21, 2006

Business people and politicians do not understand technology well enough

C.P.Snow coined the term "The Two Cultures" over 50 years ago. Since then, they have grown further apart, not closer. So many of the isssues which face us today require understanding of science and technology - global warming, nuclear energy, industrial policy, defense, education, etc. Yet, the people who are most likely to have to make the decisions are the least likely to understand the problem, the solutions, and implications of their decisions.

Everyone needs to spend some time learning and even keeping up to date with science and technology. These issues are too important to be overseen by people who do not understand them.

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