Humanity has no future whatsoever without accountability
Which means humanity has no future whatsoever unless we change our minds and accept some form of surveillance.
Nobody likes having someone looking over their shoulder all the time. Not even a little of the time.
Yet, we seem to be okay with credit card companies monitoring how we spend. We even let them make money doing it.
Accountability isn’t that far out of the question.
The hard part is deciding how to enforce accountability.
That’s always the hard part for any society.
There is simply no way to pull off accountability without making it personal.
The fact of any social construct or context is that there is always a certain amount of compromise that must occur if the context is to be considered successful by everyone. This compromise must take place on a personal level.
People who want the power to enforce accountability should never have it.
Maybe technology is the answer. We know it can be consistent enough.
But accountability is impossible if we don’t first agree to it, agree to the compromises we are willing to make in order to have a stable future. Compromises everyone must agree to. It can’t be top-down with exclusions and exemptions of privilege.
This will be a major mindset shift, a fundamental realignment of priorities, for humanity, but certainly not something with which we have no experience.
Still, it will require us to change our thinking, to put the collective ahead of the individual. On a mass scale.
We have to change the way we do things. We don’t really have the luxury of continuing to bumble around like immature idiots.