Beyond misinformation on matters of public health, the support of fanatical ideology that threatens to cause a huge loss of life should be a matter for national security ->
X : Are you referring to the Great Barrington Declaration?
Me : Yes
X : As domestic terrorism?
Me : I have no idea whether it's state sponsored or domestic but I would hope that Government takes an interest for reasons of national security.
X : State sponsored?
Me : We live in a post truth world of statecraft and misinformation. We're talking about a declaration which if followed could cause huge loss of life and destabilisation. Yes, I would be taking an interest in the origin, the supporters and its funding.
X : It's just a different point of view.
Me : That's what ideologies are. Also not every weapon of terror has to be explosive. We're talking about harm, huge loss of life and potential destabilisation - so yes, I would and do have concerns and many questions.
X : Fanatical?
Me : What do you call the pursuit of an ideology (or a point of view if you wish) that threatens huge loss of life? Reasonable? Moderate? ... I don't.

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X : What do you think about remote monitoring of staff?
Me : Micromanagement in a distributed setting might not end well.
X : Why?
Me : With reduced physical barriers to work as companies adapt, you do realise that many can now work for anyone, anywhere in the world from home.
... i.e. shifting jobs was once cumbersome, you might have to move home, move to a different area, kids to different schools. It all creates barriers. In this new world, that stuff is going. You really don't want to be getting on the wrong side of your talent at this time.
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Thank you all for attending and for our wonderful speakers. Videos should be up soon. I do hope you enjoyed it.
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