We aren't being responsible, and we seemingly do not value enough our opportunities and potential to create a good society and a peaceful and beautiful Earth.
Rules of the road and limiting extreme behaviors in public are but two examples of personal strictures that have evolved for the express purpose of protecting the rights and freedoms of all.Unfortunately, unless we agree to some common rules and learn to live by them, we will continue to have more laws and more enforcers, perhaps beyond our foresight or imagination.
It is said that camera and computer tracking of individuals by time and place, as in public schools and without human monitoring, could be installed almost overnight.
It has also been ventured that our prisons could be loaded quickly with new technologies. One suggestion has been to use Air Force-developed brain mapping that could be followed with cryogenic surgery to nip those brainspots where wrong thinking and actions begin. (Would not a prisoner in for life for sexual abuse of children not be willing to sign a contract to cancel his unaccountable drive to sexually exploit and kill small children?)
Either we sublimate more of our self-interest and learn to direct our lives and learn how to protect and respect others or we will indeed lose some supposed "rights" which a few now proclaim only to empower themselves.
Salt Lake City