Evidence 1: The parent of this post.
Evidence 2: The moderators got it to a 5 rating.
In the end, I think the real problem is that we have unions running our schools for the benefit of the union members, rather than for the children.
Well, Mr. Evidence Guy, does evidence change your opinion or not?
Nice in theory. Not so much in practice. With crypto, the devil's in the details. Here are just a few of the hard problems:
"The perfect is the enemy of the good" -- Voltaire.
Yes, those are all hard problems, but at least a widespread partial solution would make mass surveillance at least an order of magnitude more difficult and push TLAs to be more focused in their data gathering.
Also, a partial solution has the chance to be improved into better solutions. This would be a much better situation than what we have now. The fact that we can't solve all those hard problems now should not be an excuse to do nothing.
I can't speak for Kilobug, but my answers would be:
1. It depends on your values. E.g., how much do you value your own welfare compared to family, friends, co-workers, fellow citizens, and those other people? If you want to be conscious about it, you need to think about what you value and how you might have done things differently in that light.
2. I probably thought I was I a deotonologist, but if you carefully study your own and other people's decisions, the vast majority are consequentialists with values that tend to selfishness. WItness how many Americans are angry about the Central American children/teenagers trying to get into the US.
3. As others have commented, doing a full analysis is time-consuming and uncertain (hence "maximum expected utility"). Most of the time, one has to follow rules that generally (so one believes) that have good consequences. And generally, virtue and duty are good rules. But people make up all sorts of rules with little sense behind them. My grandmother thought opening an umbrella indoors was bad luck, but I am a little skeptical about that one.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (5) All right, who's the wiseguy who stuck this trigraph stuff in here?