Thomas Friedman of the New York Times wrote:
“If Singapore has one thing to teach America, it is about taking governing seriously, relentlessly asking: What world are we living in and how do we adapt to thrive. “We’re like someone living in a hut without any insulation,” explained Tan Kong Yam, an economist. “We feel every change in the wind or the temperature and have to adapt. You Americans are still living in a brick house with central heating and don’t have to be so responsive.” And we have not been.”
It’s fundamentally my beef with what’s happening in our nation, and what’s happening in certain legislation out there. Whether it is anti-cybercrime bill, or the prepaid sim card registration, or some other initiative.
What world are we creating from it?
And sometimes we only look at it with a near-sightedness, and often we look at it with ideas drawn from the past, that feels tired, old and silly. Sometimes it strikes from fear. Others like content licensing comes simply from ignorance.
We rarely look at the picture holistically; rarely do we accept that politics is imperfect from the get go. And often? we prattle at the silliest of things.
Could we understand the depth, breath, and consequences of the things we put in motion?