The problem, according to Canada’s regulator of digital candygrams? Surely, the Canadian government has rolled back the tides of injustice.
In Canada, and countries like it, innovative technology is outpacing regulation and leaving previously comfortable incumbents scrambling to address competitors. The service provides a better safety record, user experience and availability than the oft-unpleasant result that comes from a protected provider with little incentive to lower costs and improve service.
Now that there is a threat, traditional taxi companies don’t look to compete in the marketplace but to regulate, legislate and ban.
If Canada were to build a national railway today, we’d be less worried about the last spike than driving the first.
Red tape, redundant environmental assessments, treaty reinterpretations and any number of other statutory and litigious layers would threaten any ribbon of steel, line of pipe, or other channel of commerce proposed by industrious people looking to connect us to each other.
Our national forebears carved a country out of the wilderness.
Now, the government protects us from American content on Netflix. It was to be a global network of connected people, communicating freely and trading openly.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Internet’s breakthrough as a popular phenomenon, we need to take notice of our drift toward what is perhaps the natural tendency of comfortable people to structure, define, and restrict — especially as it comes at the expense of our ability to create and compete in a world outside our borders that is experiencing its own period of rapid expansion.
There are now more people in the world who own a mobile device than own a toothbrush.
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