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John Ward – The Saturday Essay : Creative Human Life Is What Matters, Not Controlling Robotic Systems – 29 June 2013

spaninquisptWe need incisive decision, not the Spanish Inquisition

The more observant among you may have noticed that I’ve been banging on quite a bit over the last week about the loss of plot in relation to the relative importance of People and Systems. The main reason I think this to be a central cultural issue – apart from the obvious one that such plot-loss is a sign of madness – concerns the sheer expense in the long run of systemic-preference thinking. While I do think that by far the most deranged expression of this mindset was The Jobless Recovery, I return yet again to my desire for better governance. Continue reading