Reading Techcrunch's comments this morning, here, you see there is generally a mistrust of both press and government
Yet WE now are the press. Plus we continue to vote for people who simply aren't technically astute. SOPA proved that. My visits to Washington DC revealed many in power who don't even answer their own email or do their own social media.
We get the government we deserve. Unfortunately the system is aligned against educated people. Look at how many races are won on wedge issues like abortion, gay marriage, etc.
I wish we had a technically-astute culture in this country where you have to have at least some common tech knowledge to run for office and you have to spend some time with your local startup community to even be eligible to run.
But this is America where our political system is very broken and the press isn't much better. The politicians listen to special interests who can bring lots of money for reelection campaigns. The press goes after sensational targets that can bring page views (watch how many press go to Apple's conference next week vs. attend even the better startup launch demo days).
The problems we have a systemic and start with US.
We are the problem and I don't see us changing fast enough to keep up with the demands of a modern society.
Me included and I'm struggling to write a book about the future with Shel Israel. The future is coming at us so fast and with such an ability to be tracked that we need a new conversation in this country.
I don't know how you can regain trust in the government, big companies, or the press, without everyone getting involved and stop paying attention to stupid issues that really don't matter at the end of the day.
I guess I'm a dreamer. But I hope I'm not the only one.