Ask A Genius 453 – The Future of Cultures (6)
November 24, 2018
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: But if we look at the width and size of generations, the bigger impact on this will be the respect for women’s rights and aspects of this emerging in movements like #MeToo, as this is hitting big countries like India now. It will have a significant impact on all of us.
Rosner: The general tendency driven by the Golden Rule is not judging a book by its cover. To judge whether people are fully human or not, it is not judging by race, ethnicity, sex, or gender, but everyone has a brain.
The brain is the great equalizer. No other set of characteristics determines someone’s humanity more than the ability to think. It happens in the demographic segment by demographic segment.
That women are considered to be intellectual equal; that ethnicities are considered equally justified in wanting to be treated decently. Now, for the middle of an awakening, where people with different sexual and gender orientations, they are fighting to be considered equal and not crazy.
In the end, you’re left with anything that can think. In the future, we will be left with controversies about what thinking and feeling mean in augmented beings and in artificial beings.
That already extends to some extent to animals, where something with a tinier brain but still has consciousness. This sort of stuff will play out over time. Biological family structures will, eventually, cease to be the, by far, most culturally convenient way of being or living structure.
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