February 13, 2013
Anti-Technologists Smother New Tech
G. Brookes & H. Miller, Forbes
Groundbreaking new technologies commonly face intractable opposition from various quarters–often from vested interests or societal Cassandras. The anti-vaccination movement has been active since immunization against disease began in the 18thcentury. It perseveres despite the fact that vaccines are extraordinarily safe and effective, and with the exception of safe water, no other public health intervention has exerted as profound an effect on humans’ longevity.