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Public attitudes toward democracy, we show, have soured over tim

“Public attitudes toward democracy, we show, have soured over time. Citizens, especially millennials, have less faith in the democratic system.“

I get why human rights orgs would want to speak against this technology, from a Western philosophy and law perspective.
China does not have the same philosophical or legal lineage. They will have to find out on their own whether the cons outweigh the pros.

Theoretically, if the system is not corrupted by misinformation (false or incomplete information), it has the potential to keep the streets free of wanted criminals --which is a noble goal. The question is whether keeping criminals off the streets will trample on innocent people's rights and if so whether the general Chinese public would accept that deal.

By that I mean, I understand they don't have a political say. They don't "vote on the issues" like others might [the party makes those rules]. At the same time, I would tend to think if you put the question to your Chinese on the street over there they will favor this technology (and its use) with a few conscientious objectors who will be few and far between.
Permalink Q 
February 7th, 2018 10:41pm
Who has democracy?

Most countries have representative democracy.

Unfortunately most of the representatives suck.
Permalink Zaq 
February 8th, 2018 1:55am
> most of the representatives suck.

Public attitudes toward democracy have soured
Permalink Q 
February 8th, 2018 6:50am
Fox-News attitudes toward Democracy has soured.

And therefore, so has the attitude of any Fox-News listener.

And since they're a large minority of the American electorate, therefore the American electorate has soured, too.

But so what?  Just demonstrates you CAN fool some of the people all of the time.  But we've known that since Lincoln.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
February 8th, 2018 12:40pm

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