• thejml
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    2 months ago

    It’s still rings true today. Science moving faster than society is how we end up with things like AI, driverless cars, etc, where science and technology don’t match laws and expectations which don’t match up with societal requirements. To some extent, society puts checks and balances on science and technology. That’s a good thing overall. But oftentimes society elects individuals that aren’t realistic thinkers and instead of keeping science in check, they’d rather relive the past.

    We always need to push forward, embrace change and new ways of doing things, but we need to make sure we don’t move too fast while also not pumping the brakes too hard. that’s a hard balance to find.

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      2 months ago

      No. It was just a cult of science and technology instead of real understanding of it. Some kind of naive belief that no matter what, the direction is only up and even accelerating. It was like being a sciencey golden retriever