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> Somewhere along the way we fell into stasis. We have a bunch of a problems in society and in the world. They need to be solved.

Internet may be partly to blame. It is at least somewhat responsible for making people believe their opinion is equally as valid as everyone else's, which diminishes experts and their ability to spearhead projects significantly. It made everyone into a NIMBY to some degree, and those NIMBYs penetrated all levels of government and policy.

Good god, that made me sound Ayn Randian...

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