The Future: Tracing, Tracking and Ethics


There is an argument that re-openings on the immediate horizon are primarily about ethics, not tracking and tracing. In other words, there are major policy issues like civil rights, consent of the governed, respect for personal privacy rights, and the presumption of innocence. Because society is collectively frightened and cowed in a decision-making environment characterized by emergency regulations and technology promises of a "magic bullet", there may be little inclination among the majority of us to allow potential transmitters to avoid, decline or resist testing.

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