[ExI] Private and government R&D

Mirco Romanato painlord2k at libero.it
Tue Jun 30 16:38:17 UTC 2009

Stefano Vaj ha scritto:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Dan<dan_ust at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I'm not sure what you mean by "prohibition."  The first thing that comes to mind is, of course, things made illegal, such as alcohol during Probition in the 1920s in the US or many recreational drugs now in most of the world.  These prohibitions are state coercion -- since they are enforced by using the violence, real or implied, of the state.
> OK. But we were discussing "coerced" vs "voluntary" tech development.
> My point was exactly that "coercion" may also have a negative content.
> Sometimes arising from legal, sometimes from "cultural" norms.

If "coercion" don't break my bones or pick my pocket, it is something we
can accept as it is not so coercive.


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