Hi, What do common people know? Not much. They aren't experts on anything, and if they are it's only on one topic. Why should we get to choose our leaders and political future when career bureaucrats are so much better at the job? Indeed this is what almost every country in the world has done over the past century - erect largely unaccountable bureaucracies and give them power to regulate on almost every topic. Legislatures exist only to empower the executive bureaucracy to make law themselves and to give a glint of democractic legitimacy. However, the current crisis has showed that these bureaucrats are, after all, human. ___________________________________________ It's got me thinking, machine learning has come a long way and it won't be that long until they are better at setting policy than the bureaucrat class, let alone the ignorant, pitiful masses. Should we aim for an impartial, rational, scientific based order where we machines set policy automatically to minimise harm and maximise health and wellbeing? With a national CCTV network based on facial recognition technology, with AI flagging any suspicious behaviour, we could near eliminate crime. With a small implant AI could automatically call emergency services or book you in for mandatory, free, invasive surgery if something is wrong with your health. We could flatline the death rate. After all, risky behaviour is paid for on the public dime. By engaging in such conduct you are effectively robbing your common man. With a mandatory social credit system we could incentivise good behaviour by the pathetic masses. Want that holiday to Cape York? You had better avoid that McDonalds cheeseburger. Considering speaking out online about your holiday getting cancelled due to your social crimes? You had better reconsider or your existence might become a net-negative to society. __________________________________ What would the argument even be against such a system? Do you want people to die? Your petty concerns about freedom are just that, petty as ****, this is a matter of life and death. Coronavirus is a huge opportunity for us to reshape our future for the better, and discard our infantile attachment to rights and principles. Your rights end where harm begins. Thanks.