My friend Gregg Zachary has a piece in today's Mercury News asking "Why terrorism isn't reshaping technology?" After all, World War II and Sputnik spurred massive investment in science and technology, and had some profound structural impacts on the organization of science in America. That hasn't happened in the last couple years. Why? Gregg explains why, and has this rather wise conclusion:
In the end, an awareness of the limits of innovation probably is good. That there is no technological ``fix'' for the present danger forces everyone to confront social, economic and political issues that elude the net of science.
I'm also quoted in it.