I recently learned of the experiments Tom is setting up. It lead me to wonder what the ramifications would be for ethics in society if this knowledge would be mainstream.
Let's assume we're in the year 2219 and the principles of MBT have been accepted for over 150 years by mainstream science. We're not talking about the switchover or any of those kind of consequences, and everyday life for the common man would be exactly the same as today. There would still be a distribution of different entropy states among people. I'd like to focus on people with high entropy states, and what it would do to their morality, faced with a knowledge they cannot place or fathom. Would the fact that this reality is virtual, in their mind, lead them to believe that somehow human life, and especially animal life is less valuable.
One could rightfully say this question is somewhat fear-based, but it is an important issue nonetheless
So let's talk ethics, not about the experiments, nor about the TOE itself please. How would ethics in society change when this paradigm is implemented on a large scale. Is it possible to implement in a modern society, and are there dangers in misinterpretation?