James Marcroft (@jamesmarcroft) started discussion #539
We just saw that we are doing quite terribly on the central humanist value of critical inquiry. We are also not doing great with regard to how we treat other species. Our biggest failing with regard to animals is industrial meat production. As someone who eats meat, I am part of that problem. As with many other problems that human knowledge has created, I believe our best way forward is further innovation and I am excited about lab grown meat and plant based meat substitutes. We have a long way to go in being responsible to other species in many other regards (e.g., pollution and outright destruction of many habitats). Doing better here is one important way we should be using the human attention that is freed up through automation.