Over at ATTP, Rachel, playing while Wotts is away, asks about community driven solutions to climate change. Pekka misses the point in one comment (there are others in the thread which is worth reading, by Pekka and others)
Governments have had some role in those technologies as well, but what has made exactly these fields to grow at an exceptional rate, has not been the government. It’s worthwhile to ponder, what leads to the huge success of some developments, but not of the others. One factor is certainly that technology development has revolutionized data and signal processing, while most other technologies have not shown potential for anything comparable.Eli was not as nice as he could be, pointing out that government is a vital player in anything that has to do with anything
Government had nothing to do with the coming of the railroads, road traffic or air travel. OK Pekka?You could add electrical distribution networks and pipelines to that. In this regard Eli would like to point to a map of the future today
More than there are gas stations inside the Périphérique.