A lot of people listen to scientists. They know that scientists are supposed to be smart, but I don’t think they know what science is.
Everyone seems ready to pass a law, or to vote for a politician who will “just do something”, but they don’t know what it is that should be done, and they don’t seem concerned with how to figure it out. Their only argument is hate, and vilification, and attempts at shaming.
The problem is not that we don’t understand technology. That is a symptom. But the real problem is we don’t understand reason, and logic, and justice. We have the most advanced and powerful justice system in the history of the world, and it is spinning out of control, like a drive-shaft that has slipped out of its armature.