It does. The amount of time though, depends on whether you think technological disruption drives political change, or whether it’s the other round. The point of this article was to try and make the point that our governance systems are increasingly incapable of responding to the pace of change. We still regulate technologies based on a system designed for efficiency, and not adaptation. At some point, the kinds of dislocations that technological disruption causes (i.e carmageddon) are going to force governance systems to evolve. If we don’t prepare for it as a society, then it’s going to be a lot messier and more painful than it needs to be. The reason I write these kinds of articles is in the hope that it contributes towards starting that conversation as soon as possible.

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