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meaning that creatives are leaving the country in
Please supply public
statistics that support this assertion.
Booz Allen Hamilton
When social networks become the dominant control for
information, finding facts will become
even harder. The
current brouhaha in the American
culture wars over intelligent design is
of the process of power seeking over fact seeking.
process, the Americans are destroying their
educational and scientific
foundations for competition.
Watching the web replicate this process in
of 'democratization' is almost absurdist (as in
of the absurd).
I'm an American who has moved to
Canada largely because I can no longer
stand the cannibalisation of the
"public good" in favor of security and profit.
However, I'd also caution
against looking at the web in the same light as what's
happening in the US.
The forces acting on the
web are much lower level than democratization -
they are impulse feedback systems
within a complex non-linear system,with
information flows taking the place of energy.
Such flows seek the paths of
least resistance, which means that attempts to place
boundaries on the web
can be achieved in the short term, but usually at the cost of
information flowing around the fences in the long term.
US is entering a particularly troubling phase, a time of corporate fascism and
ambitions that's been building for decades, but it is also
becoming increasingly reactionary
and fundamentalist ... meaning that
creatives are leaving the country in droves. Given that
the chief export of
America is its creativity, this ultimately does not bode well for the ability
of the country to sustain its self-destructive behavior. On the web
especially, creativity has
far more currency than paper wealth.