Quora – What is the responsibility of humans in society?

Quora – What is the responsibility of humans in society?

[ 28/2/20 ]

To survive.

To create conditions that give the greatest security and longevity possible to all self aware agents, while also delivering the greatest degrees of freedom possible.

We are the experiment of evolution.

We are the greatest embodiment of cooperation and creativity ever to have existed on this planet.

We either accept all the responsibility that comes with that, or we perish.

And both creativity and freedom exist on the boundary between order and chaos.

Too much chaos, and the complexity that we are and can become cannot maintain itself.

Too much order, and freedom disappears.

The art of life is always finding where that dynamic boundary exists in any particular context, and surfing it.

To be a responsible human is to know that we can be anything – and to choose to be the best we can – the most cooperative, the most creative.

It is time to expose the lie that our creativity and power lies in competition and markets; and see the evolutionary and strategic reality – that real security and real freedom can only exist in cooperative contexts that respect individual life and individual liberty – human and non-human, biological and non-biological.

That demands of all of us an acceptance of diversity.

That is responsibility.

Cooperation between all levels of free conscious agents.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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