Courtenay Thompson Posted over 1 year ago Is Technology stopping or abetting political apathy? Can we beat political apathy with technology? As much as I like technology for what it can do, I believe Bernard Baruch was right 50 years ago when he said, "In my 87 years I have seen many technical advances, but none have done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think." (my paraphrase) Technology can encourage transparency and reduce coverup. It can also be used to deceive and mislead quite effectively. Perhaps even more dangerous is the poor decision making in government and industry using data and modeling attractively packaged and persuasively described. Sometimes leaders pass laws or approve mergers that are described as being too complicated to be understood.