Your use of docile is rhetorically misleading. It is not exactly 'pacify' but rather act intelligently, rationally, empathically and wisely with a high degree of modulation and mindfulness of the purpose and consequences of what one is doing.Socrateaze wrote:Sorry, haven't figured out this quoting yet.Note improvements can only be achieved when there is a quantum increase in the neural and psychological states of humans, .e.g. average IQ, Emotional Intelligence [EQ], Spiritual intelligence [SQ], Moral Quotient, and various other psychological measurements.
You make it sound like you want to completely pacify the human race. I seriously doubt that we will change human impulses in 75 to 100 years, seeing that, like you say, it's in our DNA. You are imagining a complete overhaul of the human mind, reminds me of a movie I once saw where the human race were so hopelessly docile that they had to take someone out of stasis when a real criminal arrived on the scene. Then they found the underground, the humans that refused to bend to the new order of not killing animals for food. The guy served him a rat burger, which was all that they could get their hands on in this wonderfully new improved world.
I have quoted Aristotle on the deliberateness of right actions [not being subservient to anyone or one's emotions];
Your movie example do not express what % of the World is acting intelligently, rationally and wisely. If the whole human race has a high degree of intelligence and wisdom, there is no way ONE criminal [like Hitler] can take advantage of the majority in the future conditions I have proposed.Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
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Morally and ethically there had been quantum changes in the average morality [natural or imposed] and ethics within humanity.I seriously doubt that we will change human impulses in 75 to 100 years,
> 100 years ago, hard core slavery was prevalent throughout the World but at present slavery is banned [imposed] by all Nations in the World. In practice there are still some form of 'slavery' going on illegally but attitudes are changing with peer pressure from the majority.
In the past [>100 years] slavery, racism, misogyny and many evil acts were accepted as a norm and not many were voicing or could voice out their views freely. But the trend of improvements has been going on since >100 years ago to now.
The above trend of improvement support my views that greater improvements can be made and expedited with Science and technology [btw with fool proof and no side-effect methods].
One fact is the emergence of mirror neurons [generate empathy and compassion] in the brains of primates and more in humans. This is a trend in evolution and there is a growth of mirror neurons in the average human being in time.
Another point of pessimism is the trend of advancement knowledge is very exponential, thus the potential to have exponential increase in the positive values [morals and ethics] we are looking for.
What I am proposing will not be done blindly and stupidly but rather with higher intelligence, wisdom, rationality, etc. in our positive mental faculties.