11 Oct 2002 walken   » (Master)

hacker wrote:
The reason I bring this up, is that people will do what the technology allows, even if it breaks the law. In many cases, the person who is doing it, doesn't even realize that any laws were involved.

In many cases, I submit that people are fully aware that they're breaking the law, and they just dont care. Speeding is a perfect example of that, actually. I live in the SF bay area and on the 280 for example, you really don't see anyone driving at 65 - I'd estimate the average traffic speed is more around 80-85. I'm fairly sure all these people know they are breaking the law, and don't care.

You're writing as if it's always immoral to break the law, I don't even agree with that either. Ideally, the law should simply put in writing what most people already agree is right. In a democracy, if the majority thinks that some law is bullshit and they can't be bothered to follow it, then the law is wrong and should be changed to what most people consider reasonable.

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