|Hi John — Frank's thread has always been open to differing views on technology. They're plentiful and global. Where technology intersects with society is important, but difficult to handle because the dialogue can veer off-course to political and social debates. |
My comments were about societal reactions -- not yours. That is, there are technological issues with which different societies have varying degrees of difficulty. Examples would be privacy in the EU vs. privacy in the US. Global warming responses in Denmark compared those in the 'States. Telecom in Japan, S. Korea and Sweden vs telecom in the USA. And so on ...
In that context, what we think is non-influential. True, we may reflect one stream of thought vs. another, but there are no world leaders or constituencies waiting on words from SI. Plus, there's a world beyond US borders. SI (more often than not) speaks from a parochial American POV. In this changing world, the relative importance of that viewpoint is decreasing.
On the fraught subject of nuclear power -- and no other -- we agree. As you say. Thanks for the discussion.