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"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."
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!" ?