N.Natsagnyam: Intellectual virus is hindering development

Trans. by B.DULGUUN

Many countries were able to develop by advancing their science sector. Where exactly is Mongolia at in this global advancement?

Globally, Mongolia is ranked considerably high with its total number of doctors, professors and academics but are we able to completely utilize the intellectual capacity of its researchers and scientists? Why are neither scientific organizations nor the nation flourishing? Are scientists and researchers of the Mongolian Academy of Science (MAS) supported? Like so, there are many questionable matters in Mongolia’s science sector.

Below is an interview with State prize winning engineer N.Natsagnyam about this intriguing topic.

First of all, what do you think about the MAS?

An academy is an institute that the socialist society has, not in capitalist society. Russia closed down its academy and turned it into an NGO. I would say that Mongolia’s MAS is distortion of socialism and a waste of both time and money.

You seem to be rather skeptical towards the MAS?

I accept the MAS in two different ways. Firstly, sectors such as philosophy, sociology and its institutes are social needs, and they have to be national institutes as it’s impossible to finance itself. This is an advantage of socialism. On the other hand, if engineering and technology sector and its institutes become private, it will develop in a more original form.

The food industry expanded well during socialism. Now it should be privatized. If it’s granted to the chief engineer free of charge with Minister Damdin’s agreement, the industry could be successfully privatized similar to how England and Germany did it. Minister Damdin’s agreement has the exact same principles. Germany was able to achieve prosperity two times better than England in 1990 by successfully privatizing material and technical bases of socialism. Through the Exchange Rate Mechanism, Germany completely absorbed England’s foreign exchange reserves. Eastern Europe and Mongolia were deceived by America’s false theory of free competition of doctors and professors and became insolvent.

Technological developments in the world aren’t created by professors but by people without diplomas like Steve Jobs. The UK’s General Electric Company (GEC), where I used to work, established most of the world’s nuclear power plants. The inventor of GEC’s analog stimulation automata is a graduate of the mathematics class at Coventry College who previously quit school at the age of 16. He didn’t attend any other school because he didn’t want to learn from liars. We can learn that doctors and professors don’t create affluences from world examples.

Theory and practice are actually one thing. Western professors and doctors are mostly people who misinterpret theories because they only talk about theories without practice. That’s why they haven’t created affluences.

Is it true the MAS isn’t keen on hiring scientists that graduated abroad? How do countries around the world support young scientists?

In capitalist society, knowledge is a property of private companies so it’s confidential from universities. Mongolia could import intellectual capital by employing graduates from western universities as engineers. However, engineers who’ve returned after studying abroad usually refuse to be employed by the MAS because they would lose all of their intellectual property if they are fired after two years. State-owned companies can’t accumulate knowledge like this.

It’s possible for private companies to protect and develop intellectual property. Unfortunately, Mongolia doesn’t have a single private institute. Companies that have introduced their intellectual capital into practice are internationally acknowledged as an institute. Yet, places that smuggle and import technologies claim themselves as institutes. This is improper.

Mongolians often strike towards the system when something is said to be wrong. You seem to imply the same. How should the system be changed?

The Mongolian Ministry of Education has been functioning through communist system for the last 25 years. The ministry gives away its entire budget to doctors and professors in the hope that they would give something in return. The state financed over a thousand projects and got around 300 patents. Yet the outcome is zero. This is distortion of Mongolia’s system and our mentality.

Mongolia is becoming insolvent because the state is doing work which should be done by private institutes of a healthy society, with communist system. If socialism hadn’t hit Mongolia but went around it, we would be thinking with healthier minds now. At the moment, we’re thinking with distorted views of Karl Marx, the most zealous intellectual advocate of communism. Especially, in the last 18 years.

Mongolia’s current government finances technological projects and revokes patents. This is communist aggression, the same as forcefully taking away a baby from a mother who carried it in her womb for nine months. This is why advanced technology projects aren’t being carried out.

When will Mongolia break away from communist aggression? This will be directly influenced by our factions. This issue will be concluded if factions of the new government provide opportunities to work freely. Former Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag once said he could never trust academics again and cooperated with them and he started working with productive engineers. It was a good resolution but it wasn’t completed because he was caught up with pressure from factions.

In fact, Mongolia will flourish without any hindrance if we eliminate factions from the state system. Not only Mongolia but every country with democratic governance is under oppression of factions. This is blasting us into collapse and insolvency. For instance, the UK’s Prime Minister attempted to vie for the title of Lord, and Taiwan and Turkey administrated into one-man governance. Quite a few other countries are also being forced into this path.

Taiwanese students fly from the U.S.A. to participate in elections. They vote for establishing a new government instead of populism. Mongolia’s system that supports populism by voting for two big parties is too outdated. An international development requirement for Mongolia is to add opportunities for voting for a new Constitutional Law in the Election Law Mongolia.

We have to understand that only private companies are able to create wealth in today’s society. The government doesn’t need to engage in this. The government should only give proposals. Operations of institutes will become illegal trades and smuggles if the government intervene.

How will private companies that create wealth be chosen?

National industries will gradually develop if companies that have successfully put their advanced technology product into practice for twenty months are selected and financed. The company where I worked, GES, invented and supplied all of UK’s tanks, airplanes, trains and energy sector as the sole producer.

China is financing private institutes as if they’re state-owned company. This is a deja vu of England 60 years ago. Mongolia slipped because it tried to imitate current practices of England. When the foundation isn’t laid, how are we going to build a house? When results of initial work haven’t come out, we shouldn’t rush into the next work.

According to international standard, government provides some funds to private IT companies and receives several billions of USD in return. The government never robs off patents from companies. According to international standard, advanced digital devices are produced within one to three years. However, in Mongolia, digital devices are demanded to be completed in three months to make sure it stays within the year’s budget. Despite the good will, the method is wrong.

As you’ve said, the government is too involved. How can we stop government intervention?

Mongolia needs to go back to how it was a hundred years ago. We had a wrong way of thinking for 70 years and in the last 24 years, Mongolia developed this format even further, turning it into a money laundering device. If Mongolia hadn’t gone through socialism, we would be thinking the same as developed countries. On top of that, we wouldn’t have been affected by intellectual viruses – the lie about free competition. We would actually be deceiving other small and poor countries with ideas about free competition and be snatching markets by turning those countries into our consumers.

Yet, Mongolia is spending a billion MNT for importing something that can be produced with a million MNT. This work only requires intellectual property valuation. I produced Nanyam device, which can replace imports worth 800 million MNT, with material cost of a million MNT. Material cost can almost be considered as zero for digital devices [as it gives more benefits later].

After seeing that the three dominant companies of the UK are still the sole producers after nine years, I found out how stupid I was for believing in free competition. Because of two types of intellectual viruses, Mongolia’s legal environment is blocking Mongolia’s technological advancement. Highly developed companies in the world started off with very simple work procedures. For example, firstly, choose a private company that’s successfully trialed their product for twenty months and finance their operations for three months. Later,  they protect their intellectual property by providing 30 years of monopoly subscriptions.

Engineers who’ve worked at a company and learned their technology secret will be forbidden from doing the same business for 30 years. After 30 years, companies protect their market with brand names. Intellectual property is protected in this fashion throughout the whole world. Mongolia should now get rid of its old communist devices that’s been carried out for 24 years.


Source: Zuunii Medee

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