People's freedom to innovate technlogically is highly valuable, even critical, to humanity. This implies several imperatives when restrictive measures are proposed:
- Assess risks and opportunities according to available science, not popular perception.
- Opportunity Costs
- Account for both the costs of the restrictions themselves, and those of opportunities foregone.
- Return On Investment
- Favor measures that are proportionate to the probability and magnitude of impacts, and that have a high expectation value.
- Protect people's freedom to experiment, innovate, and progress.
Based on the Proactionary Principle written by Max More. source