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Ray # Posted on October 18, 2014 at 8:15 am

A license is usually designed to promote quality and safety (as in a plumber or electrician’s license) or to primarily promote standards of safety alone (a driver’s license). You could also say other professions are “licensed” like doctors and lawyers, but that is handled through formal academic degrees recognized by the state as valid.

I don’t think we want to start a trend where consumer goods like smartphones and laptops are licensed. That would be counter-productive. They are better controlled by “regulation” i.e., by laws forbidding their use in certain circumstances (while driving, while on a plane…)

Consumer technology is designed above all else to be “user friendly,” so, yes, it IS designed to be used by “dumb” people. Its designed to be as simple to use as possible, so a child could use it, or a senior citizen who is not up to date on technology. This makes it more accessible to all and reduces the stratification of society.

What you are proposing is a technocracy Matt, and the majority of people in western societies would not submit to that.