Your supreme court agrees you have no expectation of privacy on a public road, now shut the hell up and enjoy your "freedom".
My right to privacy does not mean that I have no expectation of accountability - especially in terms of city governance, if the city will not avow of the cameras, then how do I know who to impeach or vote out of office in the next election for misuse of funds?
Mad Parent upward and onward!
Thank you for a though-provoking post. However in the geologic near term I am convinced the human race can adapt to things like natural glaciation or Yellowstone erupting
Yes, we'll adapt - the last time we were in such a situation we won the smackdown with the Neanderthals. We're survivors. But merely surviving doesn't mean we'll maintain the ability to launch and therefore allow life to survive in the longer term.
In the geologic long term when issues like the Sun boiling off the oceans become real, it will be10^9 years from now. Things can change so much that not only will there be time for new species to evolve to sentience, but there will actually be time for a second Carboniferous period to *replenish* the earth's supply of fossil fuels. Let me remind you that 10^9 years ago, life on Earth was single-celled. That far in the future, all bets are off.
Yes, let the oceans eutrophy and there might be time for *one* more round of oil-making. That's an ugly way to get energy from the sun. If we are not able to find a way to lift life off the planet, then maybe the next sentient species won't either? Now is very likely life's only chance, so it is imprudent to assume another solution will bubble up before the oceans bubble off.
"In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -- Carl Sagan, Cosmos