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Larry Page wants to 'set aside a part of the world' for unregulated experimentation


Sense 0f Wonder

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Google's Larry Page has suggested that a portion of the world should be set aside for experimentation without regulation.

"There are many exciting things you could do that are illegal or not allowed by regulation," Page said. "And that's good, we don't want to change the world. But maybe we can set aside a part of the world." He likened this potential free-experimentation zone to Burning Man and said that we need "some safe places where we can try things and not have to deploy to the entire world."
Larry Page wants to 'set aside a part of the world' for unregulated experimentation | The Verge

Could one of the islands off the coast of Ireland be used for this purpose? We have some decent infrastructure, we have enough talent to fill the everyday sorts of roles there, and our small population SHOULD enable us to be flexible and reorganise quickly. Any better suggestions? Australia --the continent that culture forgot-- springs to mind. How about the entire island of Ireland?

Should global corporations be allowed to experiment without legislation anywhere on earth?

Or could humanity benefit greatly from a deal where we say "OK. We have agreed on a location where you can experiment without regulation for 20 years. Thing is, it's on the moon.. and you will need to develop reusable launch vehicles to get there and back, as well as build the base. Thanks!" ?
 

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Today we hunt the world's deadliest game....MAN!

 

'orebel

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One only has to look at the damage that human reproduction experiments have done to those poor people to realise that your suggestion is ill thought out.
 

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Let's ask Josef Mengele and see if he has any ideas. :confused:
 

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Achill!
What do HG Wells, Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando have in common?
 

sking81

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China doesnt really give too much of a s*it about regulations as it is, he could just setup shop there.
 

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Let's ask Josef Mengele and see if he has any ideas. :confused:
I could be wrong but from what he said I think he was referencing laws governing the environment and regulation of same.
 

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If he paid off the troika could we let them set up in Ireland?
 

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Google's Larry Page has suggested that a portion of the world should be set aside for experimentation without regulation.



Larry Page wants to 'set aside a part of the world' for unregulated experimentation | The Verge

Could one of the islands off the coast of Ireland be used for this purpose? We have some decent infrastructure, we have enough talent to fill the everyday sorts of roles there, and our small population SHOULD enable us to be flexible and reorganise quickly. Any better suggestions? Australia --the continent that culture forgot-- springs to mind. How about the entire island of Ireland?

Should global corporations be allowed to experiment without legislation anywhere on earth?

Or could humanity benefit greatly from a deal where we say "OK. We have agreed on a location where you can experiment without regulation for 20 years. Thing is, it's on the moon.. and you will need to develop reusable launch vehicles to get there and back, as well as build the base. Thanks!" ?
There's a much underused site on Kildare Street that within living memory has contributed little to the economic or intellectual wellbeing of either the county or the world in general. Ridding the place of its negative vibes might be a trifle expensive, but on the other hand the public transport links are reasonably good.
 

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I could be wrong but from what he said I think he was referencing laws governing the environment and regulation of same.
Alas portions of 'the environment' cant be neatly sealed off for radical experimentation purposes.
There is little to stop the consequences of a 'free for all' leaking out in some way.
 

Tea Party Patriot

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Alas portions of 'the environment' cant be neatly sealed off for radical experimentation purposes.
There is little to stop the consequences of a 'free for all' leaking out in some way.
Seeing as governments already put aside portions of it for nuclear testing I don't see why not. After all how much more dangerous can it get than exploding a nuclear bomb?
 

Alan Alda

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Seeing as governments already put aside portions of it for nuclear testing I don't see why not. After all how much more dangerous can it get than exploding a nuclear bomb?
True enough I suppose.
They done a great job too, of quarantining that particular technology from the rest of the world, eh ?
 

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This is so obviously an excuse for Page to engage in some sort of relationship with an animal. Luckily Athlone is way ahead of him. That's one place you'd want to be very careful about being stuck in after dark.
 

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how about we just set aside larry page for
some unregulated testing.... idiot
 
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