Monday, July 9, 2018

Ike's Other Warning

From President Eisenhower's 1961 farewell address:

"The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.

"Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."

It sure looks like we screwed that one up, too.

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