From the perspective of human progress, science needs governing.
Scientific progress needs to be hitched to what we might call "moral progress."
It can yield untold benefits, but only if people use it wisely.
And to do that they must look outside science to the way people behave.
It is a similar story with economic growth, the other source of material progress.
The 18th century was optimistic that business could bring prosperity;
and that prosperity, in its turn, could bring enlightenment.
Business has more than lived up to the first half of that promise.
As Joseph Schumpeter famously observed, silk stockings were once only for queens, but capitalism has given them to factory girls...
Yet even the strongest defenders of capitalism would, by and large, agree that business needs governing, just as science does.