Remember that accepted axiom that the passage of time would make humanity smarter? The sum of our experiences recorded for posterity in ever increasing detail and totality would inevitably lead to better outcomes? Are you tired of waiting? Do you sense it is now moving further away instead of nearer?
Post-truth Conservatism, the name of a misleading practice, is now a force to be reckoned with. Throw in the Identity Politics tactic and we may appear to have ushered in the science of confusion, by design. Moral science has a net-positive impact on our societies and institutions. Education, Health Sciences, Public Safety, Environment, Economics and Sociology were the big ticket items that were supposed to benefit from our scientific prowess. The long rumoured Science Economy was going to save us. Yet now many see that concept being suppressed, for short term profit and power at the expense of society. The more things change...
Ideology-based politics combined with a tribal mindset delivered by post-truth media to an ever-increasingly fractured public leads to...today. Corporate cabals write the laws and psychological campaigns groom the citizen to maintain consent under the guise of research and transparency. Dissent is treason. Exposure is criminal. And the flag waves in the breeze. Beyond the facade, what are the longer term impacts of the suppression and manipulation of science?
The View Up Here welcomes back Graham Chivers to discuss these issues. An advocate of science-based policy, he seeks greater public safety and a healthy environment for everyone. By applying forensic design analysis, Graham seeks to deliver insights on risks where no paper trail likely exists. Graham is a mechatronics expert with over 25 years of design technology and advanced manufacturing experience.
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