22 July 2012

Thiel vs Schmidt

Vrlo zanimljiva rasprava Petera Thiela i Erica Schmidta iz Googlea. Na temu razočaravjućeg razvoja tehnologije u poslednjih 40 godina, Thiel kaže:

I'm Libertarian, I think it's because the government has outlawed technology.  We're not allowed to develop new drugs with the FDA charging $1.3 billion per new drug.  You're not allowed to fly supersonic jets, because they're too noisy.  You're not allowed to build nuclear power plants, say nothing of fusion, or thorium, or any of these other new technologies that might really work.
So, I think we've basically outlawed everything having to do with the world of stuff, and the only thing you're allowed to do is in the world of bits. And that's why we've had a lot of progress in computers and finance.  Those were the two areas where there was enormous innovation in the last 40 years.  It looks like finance is in the process of getting outlawed.  So, the only thing left at this point will be computers and if you're a computer that's good.