Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media Inc. discusses the present and future: tech, humanity, economy, politics and much more. With Edge.org
Right now, the problem in our politics is it’s so backward-looking. We have a set of people who are telling a story about how the old days were the good old days, and we just need to go back to the old policies of the Great Society, or we have to go back to some conservative ideal.
We have to make it new. That’s a wonderful line from Ezra Pound that’s always stuck in my brain: “Make it new.” It’s not just true in literature and in art, it’s in our social conscience, in our politics.