Does society have an ethical responsibility to assist the next generation in succeeding?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Kittamaru, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. superstring01 Moderator

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    Especially one in which we're busy at work designing systems that will put --conservatively-- 30% of them out of work in the next generation.
     
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  3. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    It cracks me up that we use the word "Luddite" the way we do in this society, when we still haven't caught up to King Ned and the Turnip Truck.
     
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  5. superstring01 Moderator

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    Never heard of 'im. Had to google it. I still don't quite get the reference.
     
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  7. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Ol' King Ned had a turnip for a head. The actual demands of the Luddites represent labor conditions we have yet to achieve, including standard procedure job retraining and reallocation in the face of technologically-driven obsolescence.

    Some folks for certain have thought it was shocking,
    When Famine appeals, and when Poverty groans,
    That life should be valued at less than a stocking,
    And breaking of frames lead to breaking of bones.
    If it should prove so, I trust, by this token,
    (And who will refuse to partake in the hope?)
    That the frames of the fools may be first to be broken,
    Who, when asked for a remedy, sent down a rope.


    (Lord Byron↱)

    (Note: If you've twenty-eight or so minutes to spare, Mark Steel's 1998 radio presentation on "The Industrial Revolution"↱ is pretty fun.)
     
  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    It's a responsibility of the citizens, maybe, rather than "society".
     
  9. superstring01 Moderator

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    Much grace.
     
  10. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    I'm ancient enough to remember the doom which would visit on the youth (at the time I was one of the youth) from reading "Tales from the Crypt" comics. The comics were very graphic in detail about the Supernatural

    Other themes were graphic in violence

    My mother also told me of placard carrying people outside of cinemas predicting the end of the world. The movie cinemas were showing? The original King Kong

    The event of the video player and the ability of households to watch violent movies without supervision or control (as in cinemas having a age restriction) was going to lead a avalanche of killers on the streets

    That one in particular got me to thinking how many videos did Hitler watch in his youth?

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  11. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    KInda' aside, can a psychopath with no emotion find value in a next generation in civilization?
     

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