Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Smile Like You Mean It

Today I heard an interesting argument – there is no need for any politics and politicians because there is a technical solution to everything, The social scientist within me wanted to shout in disagreement – man invented technology, and therefore technology can’t solve all our problems, there is also a social, unpredictable dimension. Technology might be regarded as objective and “fair”, but the world isn’t – there needs to be someone or something that safeguards our wellbeing. Politics and politicians are an important part of the system that shapes the rules in our society, so that we won’t fall into Hobbesian chaos.

Apart from discussions during the coffee break, today is being a tiring day – fortunately I have lots of fun things to look forward to later on in the week.




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