Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Quentin Hardy writes, in part:

That sense of where tech will take us is its own faith, Ms. [Deirdre] Mulligan of Berkeley said. “There is an idea here that data is truth, and that’s not always true,” she said. “You may know who is running a red light, but you don’t know if there is a sick kid in the back seat, and they are racing to the hospital.”

More important, she said, that deferral to data comes at the expense of people making real choices about how to behave. “If you want people to act morally, you don’t tell them what they can and can’t do. We all need to think about the effect on others, what should be done,” she said.

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