THE DEMOCRACY BRAND:
The End of Science Democracy
I predicted that science democracy would be curtailed when it became clear that knowledge power could no longer be freely allowed to move around society without a cost. At that point knowledge would become a nexus of conflict and not a freely available ‘democratic ‘ resource.
Science is the democratic validation of knowledge which gives power to self defined scientists. Democratic knowledge or science will end when non scientists learn how to fight back. The struggle over Iranian nuclear power is an example of this. Sooner or later we will see the development of suitcase dirty nuclear bombs or genetically targeted biological weapons. When this happens a scientific dictatorship will be declared in the interests of public security and knowledge democracy, or science will have ended.
Now the USA government expressly preventing the free dissemination of knowledge claiming it is the property of the US government!
And this of course in the interests of public safety
Exactly as I predicted.