At first, there are no rules.
A new technology comes along and it’s unregulated. Soon, we discover that it has harmful effects on the environment or on human beings. The regulators try to step in and do their job but the industry fights back. Profits before people and planet, they say.
A new technology comes along and disrupts an existing, well-regulated industry. The incumbent cries for justice and demands that the regulations be imposed on the newcomer – the same regulations the industry fought against when they were first proposed.
Hat tip to Seth Godin