I’m glad you’re pushing the envelope of my “ends justify the means” justification because it allows me to place some boundaries.
- In the most important areas of performance, i.e. diet, there are a diversity of ideas. That allows for choice — you can literally choose the lie that works for you. The government has a monopoly.
- For surveillance, the ends haven’t justified the means. We could have spent that money in much better ways.
- Surveillance has what I would consider to be a dire downside — the destruction of our democracy. I try to operate in areas of performance that aren’t as dire. I’ll work in diet and a little bit in light addiction because I believe failure happens early giving people a chance to switch to other options. But I won’t take this cavalier experimental approach to cancer.