Concerning the editorial “Overblown fears of a ‘Brave New World’” (June 29): For my part, the Editorial Board has no foundation for the assertion that these fears are, in truth, overblown. I say this as a result of nobody but has been capable of predict the long-term impacts of recent know-how on society when first launched. Nobody predicted the breeding floor for extremism that YouTube in the end turned.
With the rollout of 5G and with synthetic intelligence know-how with the ability to analyze information (like faces) practically instantaneously, we don’t want what the editorial known as “secret armies” of backroom authorities contractors to make this privateness invasion nightmare a actuality.
However I imagine the Editorial Board isn’t actually involved about privateness. The editorial’s description of some St. Louis neighborhoods as “crime infested” tells you every little thing that you must know in regards to the board’s views of the neighborhoods that will be most impacted by this new know-how. I feel Board Invoice 31 is a superb step in defending communities most impacted by over-policing.
Alexis Gabrielson • Columbia, Mo.
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