After the tragic Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 accident, Donald Trump announced on March 12th that progress had limits. „The planes are getting way too complex to fly. There is no longer a need for pilots but rather for IT specialists from MIT, “ the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he assured.
The award is not only for air transport. „I see this for many products. Always seek a new useless development when, often, what is old and simple works much better “ , added the president of the United States and thus of Silicon Valley.
Donald Trump’s reflections are at the confluence of nostalgia and certainty. The president is a septuagenarian who prefers to talk about heavy industry or coal mining rather than challenges posed by artificial intelligence and robotics. But the tenant of the White House is also a first-class know-it-all.
The „king of debt“
During the partial freeze of the federal government caused by his „wall“ project on the border with Mexico, Donald Trump had already executed a definitive formula the proposal to deploy aircraft without pilots surveillance. „I know more about drones than anyone,“ he said on January 2 during a meeting of his cabinet.
A month earlier, still about this „wall,“ he had assured that contrary to the Democrats‘ accusations, it was not an obsolete response. For a simple reason: it was „technology“ and „nobody knows more about technology than me“ .
In October, he had shunned the Federal Reserve for its interest rate increases deemed absurd. The experts of the US central bank had obviously not taken the measure of the president. „I know a lot more than them …