Government and Tech

Yesterday the EG8, or Electronic G8, a conference of global technology leaders that was hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The leaders planned to discuss the future of technology, but the conversation kept going back to Internet privacy, a divisive topic. Sarkozy said, "The Internet is the new frontier, a territory to conquer. But it cannot be the Wild West." Google CEO Eric Schmidt shot back, "Technology will move faster than governments." Schmidt added, "So don't legislate before you understand the consequences." yahoo

Note: at business level internet is yet the "wild west" as companies like lastminute.com (a british company) are acting as if it were the very real Wild West. Those companies must be completely blocked from the internet and be forced to take full responsibility for what they are been doing.