Andreas Broeckmann on Thu, 3 Mar 2016 15:49:11 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Former Google CEO Schmidt to head new Pentagon

Felix, I find it somewhat relieving to be told in such clear prose.

And at least one of the task for Nettimers seems set, too: identify Eric's 12 apostles! Applicants must have:

- led large private and public organizations (maybe it should say "or"?);
- experience in Silicon Valley (strange rule, but that's what it says);
- excelled at identifying and adopting new technology concepts;
- want to help the Pentagon become more innovative and adaptive in developing technology and doing business; - be able to advise on rapid prototyping, iterative product development, complex data analysis, the use of mobile and cloud applications and organizational information sharing. (again, maybe this should say "or"?)

(I assume that for reasons of trust and national security "the 12" must probably also be US citizens? Anyway, I guess the rule "must want to help the Pentagon" is sufficiently limiting the pool of candidates.)


Am 03.03.16 um 14:53 schrieb Felix Stalder:

[There was a time, when it was difficult to trace things like the
"industrial-military-media complex". Just a year ago, Assange spent
an entire chapter to detail the close link between google and the US
administration (though, he focussed on the state "deptartment). Now,
it is all naked and obvious, proudly advertised. "To solve new and
emerging problems" is quite an euphemism for what the Pentagon does,
though. Felix]

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