Time For A Rethink

Individual Rights or Being Socially Responsible.

There is currently a major set of arguments which centres around the rights of the individual, as opposed to those who are adversely effected by the actions, or rather inactions, of many such individuals.

All of which comes down to the medical dangers posed by the anti-vaxx lobby.

Now a lot of this thinking comes down to totally rational mistrust about what any government might be promoting.

Yet a refusal to be vaccinated does have Adverse Effects Upon Us All.

New Social Networking Options or A Civil Liberties problem.

Over the last 120 years many major changes in Science and Technology have resulted in the ways that we live, and communicate with each other.

I’m old enough to remember a postal delivery twice a day, and how important it was to have lots of phone boxes to use.

I know that there are a lot of people who are still concerned with how social media and mobile devices might effect their civil liberties.

Yet such concerns did not stop us from posting letters as they might of been intercepted by the state, or from using phones because they might have been tapped. We all knew about it, and learned how to be discreet about various confidential issues.

We are now all able to communicate and interact with each other in many news ways, which my grandparents could never of imagined at the start of the 20th century.

Without the use of all these social media and mobile devices none of us would be able to truly communicate or co-operate together.

Mistrusting the state and the multinationals is something which we should all keep doing.

Yet this mistrust should not overspill in to a total mistrust of all technology.

A good example being that we should have a mistrust of all aspects of the nukiller power industry, but welcome the technology which goes with developing both solar energy and wind turbines.

Time to Rethink.

Thus we need to do some fundamental rethinking about the nature of any technologically based society, and just what we can do promote positive social change.

What keeps striking me is just how we have so many individuals who are trying to solve 21st century problems using 19th century thinking.

It’s Time For Some Rethinking.