When Conservatives talking about reducing the impact of Big Government, this is the kind of thing we are referring to
(Politico) What happens here at the annual Consumer Electronics Show certainly doesn’t stay here, at least not as far as Washington is concerned.
Stuffed into the seemingly endless Las Vegas Convention Center isn’t just a raft of new hi-def televisions, cutting-edge tablets and more — but a sea of federal lawmakers and regulators, many of whom return home leery to learn there’s a gap between the new tech on display and the laws that are supposed to govern their use.
The in-car computers populating the show floor may woo audiences. But they also should remind regulators there’s work to do to ensure the old rules of the road — literally — apply to cars that are as much computers as they are engines.
And the explosion of startups — many of which aren’t device manufacturers but app makers — represents the front lines of many debates over spectrum, e-health policy, venture capital and more now happening on Capitol Hill.
This reminds me of a Ronald Reagan quote
Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
In today’s hyper regulatory government-space, we can also add in “if it might move, regulate it”. America is one of the most innovative countries over the past few centuries, yet, Government seems to do all it can to strangle everything with regulation. Sometimes “for your own good”, sometimes simply “because it’s there.”