@strypey @vik our politicians need the grace and maturity to ask for advice from disinterested technology specialists (and not from corporate lobbyists, who'd probably be their first inclination, disturbingly). The reality is that credible, well spoken technologists are generally too rare & expensive to work in gov't or politics. Gov't will need to acknowledge its major skills gap and actively seek to fill it (using a flexible approach. E.g. I'd be willing to assist a few hrs/month) :) ) #nzpol
@vik @strypey yup, the US politicians (and others) driving this are thick as two planks. It's almost certainly a play by corporate interests to raise the bar for competitors, so only one or two become the gate keepers for everything by obsequiously pandering to political ignorance (while, behind the scenes, doing no such thing) because no one in gov't will ever know enough to hold them accountable.
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