When the government and the private sector collaborate, the focus shifts from short-run to long-run. We are no longer sprinters looking for the next gig, but marathon runners who are in it for the long haul.
To be at the forefront of innovation is to be a pioneer. Other nations will then, in turn, bypass the exorbitant trial-and-error phase and end up using the best available versions of those machines at a time when it becomes economically viable to do so.
The social and psychological impact of ‘the empowered user’ is still unknown.
And if you’re lucky–and I mean really lucky–it is a time and place where a fated meeting…. will take place.
So why did we choose to take cover–and in the process make the decision to cover ourselves for all eternity?
If not for the tools that we’ve created–or should I say the ideas that were gifted to the human mind so that we could create those tools–the human race would not be what it is today.