Information, data, the latest experiments/research should not be secretly restricted to industry or academics/universities. There should be an open-source attitude to emerging technology and science thereby allowing members of the public to remotely (virtually) participate. There is a great untapped resource in the millions of minds within our civilization. For one reason or another not everyone has been university educated regarding science and technology therefore they’ve been unable to get a job working in the field of cutting-edge science and technology. Despite a lack of scientific education many unqualified people are very inventive; they possess sharp minds. People of all ages and from all walks of life could make valuable contributions to scientific and technological research. Experiments could easily be presented online in a manner allowing the vast majority of the general public to comprehend and thereby contribute. Fully immersive virtual reality would be the preferable medium for this proposed “crowdsourcing participation” but the internet in its current state would be adequate to allow great strides forward technologically, socially, and economically.
The role of the Government is to facilitate open communication, interaction, participation, and sharing between businesses, universities, and the general public.
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