How secure do you want the world to be?
Why did humanity invent something called a search warrant? Or the concept of privacy of the home? On second thought, was this really such a good idea? Let’s take a look at an improved world. A more secure world.
In every bedroom in America, there is now an extra chair to be used by an employee from a security organization. Here’s the story of one of the millions of couples going to their bedroom and deciding to have sex. They get started and they soon both enjoy the foreplay. Between the pleasure moans doubts arise.
“Why do you sit in this chair?” the man in the bed asks. “Is this really necessary?”
“Oh, don’t worry about me,” says the person on the chair. “It’s just a security precaution.”
“Let’s continue,” the woman in the bed pleads.
The couple gets more aroused. This feels so good. But some doubts seem to linger.
The man, who is now on top of the woman, turns his head. “Are you absolutely sure that this is necessary?”
“Don’t worry. Keep going. Only the guilty have something to hide.”
The uneasiness in the bedroom just won’t dissipate.
The person on the chair thinks that he owes the couple an explanation.
“You know,” he says slowly and deliberately, “there are cases of women changing their mind about having sex. This can happen for different reasons. Most men are very understanding, though a bit disappointed. Yet sometimes, the man wants to keep going. He wants sex against the will of his partner. This is rape. There’s a lot of marital rape, believe me. That’s why we’re here. To make the bedroom a safer place. Now, go enjoy yourselves.”
A world with a trustworthy man or woman on a chair in every bedroom is safer than a world without supervised bedrooms. We can expect fewer rapes.
Do we choose the safer world? If not, why?
A world in which the NSA and GCHQ spies on every person on our planet is a safer world than the one in which they only spy on terrorists and suspected terrorists, because they might miss some of them.
Do we choose the safer world? If yes, why?
What is the difference between the bedroom and the world of bits and bytes?
Are we better off without search warrants? Without privacy laws?
What kind of society do you want to live in?
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