Code is law: philosophy from Africa?

I’m not a philosopher but I’m starting to have white hair and I travelled quit different worlds (I believe). From hyper connected, stars wars fans and Asimov admires to camel herders synchronized with the milky way’s beauty in the big spaces of the Saharan desert.

I’ve read an interesting question in this thread from @XZact:

At what point in this story does the community (of humans) get to vote on the idea of “code is law”

Wouldn’t that enforce a new “elite” of coders while we still have people on earth who have not altered their memory by learning how to read and write (ref. stanisals deheane) ?

I remember reading that already we had a debate in the way law should be used. The anglo-saxon approach been very pragmatic. Law should settle peace not taking to much in account the underlying truth.
The roman tradition, on the other hand, had a more “spiritual” approach, believing that peace could only be attained if finding and saying the truth was really the aim of the justice.

In “The code is Law” motto, the approach is clearly very pragmatic.

But let’s assume that “the code is law and the law is truth”. I have another question: do we have something like the The Zeroth law of robotic for smart contracts (if that’s the term in cardano too)?

A robot (smart contract) may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

These questions are certainly under hot debate but I’m new in the community and don’t really know where the debates are taking place. So I ask here.

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