Mead at work in Caltech's Moore Lab March 26, 2013
Photo Credit: Lance Hayashida (Photographer) and Sonia Chernobieff (Photoshoot Organizer)
Remarks by the President to the 66th Annual Convention of the National Association of Broadcasters
April 10, 1988
Mead goes on to say of coming developments: “We’re not going to need the federal government to
come in and bail out all our electronics. We’re going to do just fine, thank you.” Well, I know what you’re
thinking, and it’s true. That last remark warmed my heart considerably.
But what does [the] technological revolution mean for the future of the world order? It means that nations
will have to grant to their scientists complete freedom of inquiry; to their businessmen and entrepreneurs,
freedom to invest, to risk, to create new products and with them new markets; to their entire economies,
the freedom to grow and grow, unburdened by heavy taxation and unimpeded by needless regulation.
— President Ronald Reagan
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