Monday Moaning Securing Safety
With a new world being built electronically with the help of a gadgets there are ethical questions to be asked regarding safety and or security. But can we look at them differently or do we mix them up to much? What does it mean on one hand when we talk about a full body scan for example at an airport? That is for starters. Do we take the time to get a full search or do we want to continue inside the plane and fly to our destination.
Is it okay, in name of safety to pretty much say everyone is a suspect? Does it give a sense of safety and security when being suspected? Or would a destination make a decision on whether it is okay to be searched in full.
Could we conclude that because our sense of space due to the development in technic is changing? Looking at our borders and finding them in a whole new world pretty much dissolved, none existing or very blurry. The plane is just an example to simplify the idea of security and or safety. They are two different things.
In a world where the intraweb is expanding our living area substantially and planes, trains and automobiles making it easier to cross borders in the real world.
Safety was once somewhat formed through a wall around a town. At the same time turning that town in a prison for whoever lives there. Everybody knows everybody even if it was just a handful.
Is our sense of feeling safe been changing now the borders have become less prominent. Is that maybe the reason why we amp up the some controlling walls at airports. As mentioned above by adding more searches, doing a full body scan and the likes of that. Is that giving us more sense of safety by adding so much more security.
The ethical side of things that me and some others do think of is the limited privacy that we are keeping. How much of our life should be monitored and checked all the time.
It is the use of technology that does make it easier. Though how far would one go in to there?
Just a short maybe incoherent rambling so far, but it does give just about enough to get you thinking and maybe search for answers on your own.
Back to the world of technology and what it does to us, since we do have become highly addicted – if I say so myself- to electricity and the gadgets it powers. Ask an average person what they think would will happen if there is no electricity for a month. Most would probably be worried about not being able to send email or chatter on facebook. People will die, the economy who thrives in the shadows of the intraweb where most money is being traded will most likely collapse.
Even now there are people who would not even be able to cook dinner on a gas burner. Let alone an open fire. And that is just the electricity those machines need. That same electricity is controlled by technology that works in a world without borders.
The autonomic car is a beautiful idea but it raises questions. About safety and how to secure the safety of those passengers in those technological machines. They would steer away to the side when another car would be present of comes there way, or even brake to keep those inside in one piece.
No more lives lost in car accidents. But that car is controlled from a world without borders. It is these questions that will make up our security or safety. Who would be accountable if anything would happen? In what way can we secure peoples safety?
It is a world we are creating, or rather is being created for us in what we just have to go along with. So all around us is a bubble in which we move through an electric circuit. But in what manner should we use everything. Should we just let things happen as being normal and nibble our own thinking?
In what way can a country state guarantee, as they always done by the way, the safety and security of their people? When everything electronically is passing through private owned businesses that evidently also create that same technology we use, in what way is our privacy guaranteed as well.
It is one question of many and things like this will bring forth a lot of commotion and discussion, which is good by the way. What would be a proportional way to heighten out feeling of safety while keeping our privacy. Let one thing be very clear though. Giving up all privacy is not a good thing in any way.
Mind you this is just a rambling of a ranting Crow and I will or maybe might work this out even more as it is something that does keep me busy in many ways, raising lots of questions. With answers that have me keep digging.
I for one am not happy with being dragged in a world we cannot see and made to use technology that just lays bare whatever I am doing. To think for my own to make mistakes is my way of living and no matter how easy it might be I still like to make my own decisions. And not have someone else make the choice for me. Either way we look at it technology still needs a brain behind it and how says they are smarter than one own judgement?