I give up. This is retarded. What the fuck are they thinking?
Especially Akane’s spiel in this episode. Sibyl doesn’t make sense because of… the omnipotence paradox?! Sibyl is perfect, but if it judged a corporate entity, it would be forced to judge itself? This is just so fucking stupid I don’t even know where to start.
Let’s start with the idea that Sibyl is perfect. What the fuck. How would anyone even think this. Sibyl goes around fucking murdering people in broad daylight every day. Sibyl is a group of brains in jars. We have seen Sibyl make mistakes in its judgements multiple times. Akane is arguing that Sibyl is perfect right after Sibyl fucking murdered her grandmother.
Ok. Then there’s the idea that Sibyl is this super logical system, so if it judges this guy, it has to judge itself. Them’s just the rules, bro. Except it’s completely obvious that Sibyl’s only goal is self-preservation. We just heard it discussing how it had dug up dirt on its political enemies. It just tried to blackmail Akane. Sibyl isn’t logical at all. It’s completely arbitrary.
Earlier, we were led to believe Sibyl can only enact punishments based on the logical result of Psycho Pass Readings. Then in this episode, Sibyl doesn’t even bother to measure, and just orders them all to be killed because “they’re probably latent criminals by now”. Completely logical. Similarly, Sibyl was unable to disable the Dominators Kamui was actively murdering people with because “rules.” But then SIbyl immediately threatens to rescind Akane’s rights as an inspector in order to blackmail her.
Yep, Sibyl is the perfect, logical system. Sadly, the only problem with Sibyl is some theoretical philosophical detail involving the Omnipotence Paradox.
This scene was hilarious because randomly shooting passengers based on their stress levels is exactly what the police would do in this same situation.
Btw, Kamui’s plan is really dumb. He’s basically DDOSing the SIbyl system by murdering too many people at once. Except every security camera constantly measures everyone’s Psycho Pass so this wouldn’t even be a blip on their server… but whatever…