Viktor Mayer Schonberger Quotes: The Very Idea Of Penalizing Based On

The Very Idea Of Penalizing Based On Propensities Is Nauseating. To Accuse A Person Of Some Possible Future Behavior Is To Negate The Very Foundation Of Justice: That One Must Have Done Something Before We Can Hold Him Accountable For It. After All, Thinking Bad Things Is Not Illegal, Doing Them Is. It Is A Fundamental Tenet Of Our Society That Individual Responsibility Is Tied To Individual Choice Of Action. [ ... ] Were Perfect Predictions Possible, They Would Deny Human Volition, Our Ability To Live Our Lives Freely. Also, Ironically, By Depriving Us Of Choice They Would Exculpate Us From Any Responsibility.
— Viktor Mayer Schonberger —

Related Authors

Related Topics