The Philosophical Argument Against Banning Scooters

The Philosophical Argument Against Banning Scooters

The author introduces a philosophy called the "precautionary principle" as a way to take a more cautionary measure before new technologies or policies are introduced. He uses scooters and ridesharing as an example of how cities should delay their arrival until the logistics are worked out.

Key findings

Silicon Valley startups have navigated their way around regulations and beyond, navigating uncharted territory and causing disruptions in cities.

The recommended process for reducing harm in the case of these emerging trends and technologies is to introduce them and continue to use the standard process of dealing with situation as harm arises from it by regulating further to help combat the issue.

It is hard to know what works for us and what does not as a way to solve humanities issues until we try it out, then we can tweak it.

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