Almost 6 decades ago, folks could have told me to shut up. (OK. They did. I didn’t listen. I still don’t.)
Most of you know that I am a ChemE. (I am lots of other things, but I have wanted to be a ChemE since I’ve been a tyke and I approach almost everything I do using the mindset of this discipline.)
Uh-oh. We thought it was bad enough that criminals could hack into our cars and planes. We knew that these computers we love to play while we drive or fly had downsides. But, we forgot to account for the fact that our car alarms and ignition devices are also controlled by these electronic units.
I have written before that our legal system makes many decisions without any understanding of the scientific (or mathematical) principles involved. And, because of that bad (as in wrong) decisions are made.
I can’t recall when I first met George Gilder. The years and meetings blend together after a while. But, whether it was when we first made the Inc. 500 (the first two years of the program’s existence) or at one of the first Arthur Young’s Entrepreneur Conferences, it makes no real difference. It’s been some 35 years, at least.