Sunday, October 7, 2012

How technology moves society - not politics: Lasse Birk Olesen at TEDxCo...

Scientists argued for 150 years that politicians needed to stop population growth, but it weren't new laws that stopped its acceleration. No, it happened as the pill became widely available.

When we have a social agenda we still behave like those old scientists -- we
agitate instead of innovate. So let's rethink devoting resources to the zero-sum game of politics and instead focus on enabling technologies that change society!

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