IP of A
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 13:42:50 +1000
>The Internet Party of Australia
This may, or may not be of interest to the new wave politically inclined.
The following link is to an interview with Alvin Toffler published in Wired
I know not when (the date is not given). I've viewed Toffler with a
sceptical eye since he started knocking around with Newt Gingrich. But
maybe that's because I'm an unreconstructed Whitlamite. Regardless, I think
the sentiments apply equally in Australia.
AT: For the United States to make a swift, smart, and smooth transition
into the wealth creation of the knowledge-based third wave there has to be
a third-wave constituency in America. And the place that has to come from
is the knowledge workers and from the third-wave corporations and
industries. They've got money, they've got brains. But the core of the
"brain-force economy" is
politically retarded - it has a low political IQ and has not achieved
political self-consciousness. The old smokestack barons and trade union
leaders who dominated during the second wave are still running rings around
you guys in Washington.
"Simplicity is the key to truth."
Bloke in the pub