Outpacing Change

  • Dave Convery

    SSCrazy

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  • jshahan

    SSCarpal Tunnel

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    Is there some kind of irony at work here? The subject being that lawmakers don’t understand technology well enough to deal with the problems it brings and the dearth of comments on this topic in this forum? Is anyone out there qualified to speak to this issue?

    I know I am not but I depend on those much brighter and more informed than me. Where are you? Please speak up.

  • Gary Varga

    SSC Guru

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    Technology needs to be treated in a similar manner to finance. There are specialist judges, barristers etc. whose expertise is utilised in such cases. They do not need to be experts in every minutiae, however, they know a significant amount that they can be brought up to speed (often by themselves) on a specific issue.

    Currently computing in law is being treated as a physical science where they roll out an expert and expect them to explain the specific relevance.

    The difference is that, just like finance (i.e. in fraud cases), computing IS the case whereas more often than not physical science is JUST A POINT in the case (albeit important).

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

  • Gary Varga

    SSC Guru

    Points: 82166

    jshahan (2/16/2015)


    Is there some kind of irony at work here? The subject being that lawmakers don’t understand technology well enough to deal with the problems it brings and the dearth of comments on this topic in this forum? Is anyone out there qualified to speak to this issue?

    I know I am not but I depend on those much brighter and more informed than me. Where are you? Please speak up.

    Busy people, perhaps?

    The problem is well recognised and acknowledged by the legal profession in the UK.

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

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