Silicon Masters - Bill Gates

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People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.

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umvard 9 years, 7 months ago
The examples don't make much sense. There is plenty of reason to fear electricity (electrocution), coal (pollution/fires), and gas-powered engines (explosions). Not some much now, perhaps, but in their infancy, they were dangerous. It would be better to say that people fear change when it isn't explained; and not irrationally, since an unexplained change may very well be an unexamined one, and therefore quite probably dangerous to adopt.

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