miss_brainfart,
@miss_brainfart@lemmy.ml avatar

Have all Meta, Microsoft, Amazon and Google servers go up in smoke and watch the world realize how much we depend on these four fuckwits

BiggestBulb,
BiggestBulb avatar

Get rid of greed

Pons_Aelius,

That humans are actually the rational beings many claim themselves to be, rather than animals that makes decisions based on emotion and then rationalise why they made the decision.

I feel it would solve all the problems other commenters have mentioned.

guyrocket,
guyrocket avatar

So, exclusively rational decision making?

Pons_Aelius,

Pretty much.

The co2 we are emitting into the atmosphere is leading to problems.

Rational response: reduce our co2 emissions as fast as possible.

Our constant population expansion and habitat destruction is causing a new mass extension event:

Rational response: Limit population growth. reduce environmental impact and regenerate damage already done.

Etc

etc

etc.

kakes,

While I agree there are some problems that would be best solved through rational thinking, I wouldn’t want to live in a purely “rational” world. The entirety of the human experience lies between the gaps of rationality.

osarusan,
osarusan avatar

That's a popular trope that is spouted by anti-rationalists all the time, but it's a total red herring. It's one of those rhetorical tactics that is designed to disrupt judgment and put a stop to a conversation before the absurdity of the claim is made obvious. It's drilled into us as children through tv, movies, even books, but it's entirely false.

Rationalism has plenty of room for fantasy, emotion, and everything else that humans experience. It's not a choice between being rational and being a fully developed human. The choice is between being rational and being irrational. Everything else is its own separate thing.

MxM111,
MxM111 avatar

Wanting to feel love and happiness is quite rational too. Irrational feelings are not “anti- rational” they are just orthogonal, like color to taste. But making decisions based pure on feelings IS anti-rational.

Ganondorf,
Ganondorf avatar

I'd crank all human empathy levels by 15/100 points to see what happens

Thorny_Insight,

I’d turn down human greed 30%

Zellith,

Everyone gets perfect genetics.

ContentConsumer9999,

You'd have to be really clear about what you mean by "perfect".

FunkyMonk,

Replicators, people gotta eat.

Karlos_Cantana,
Karlos_Cantana avatar

And holodecks, because people have to do other things.

mayo,

eliminate poverty

essellburns,

Absolute poverty or relative poverty?

EmptyRadar,
EmptyRadar avatar

No more cancer. Life is hard enough as it is.

livus,
livus avatar

Probanly erradicate akrasia. A lot of the world's problems are down to rampant akrasia on the part of most people.

nutcase2690,

Thanks for teaching me a new word!

livus,
livus avatar

Any time! I find being able to put a name to it makes it slightly easier to call ourself out for doing it.

Johnvanjim,

Akrasia - A lack of self-control or acting against one's better judgment.

ThatOneKirbyMain2568,
ThatOneKirbyMain2568 avatar

I'd change a single bag of Cape Cod party-sized sea salt potato chips so that it would be at my current location.

chemicalwonka,
@chemicalwonka@discuss.tchncs.de avatar

eradicate capitalism

Thorny_Insight,

So now instead of non-optimal economical system we have none. That’ll go well

Clangbang,

That no matter what scientists and engineers try, when combusting fossil fuel, the exhaust smells like a terrible latrine.

I think that would spur a quick response from everyday citizens as to what they heat their homes with, or how they get around their cities.

guyrocket,
guyrocket avatar

That's a clever one.

MisterD,

Make it red too

WHARRGARBL,

I like the direction of this thought. I’ve imagined the same, until I remembered that before fossil fuels, humans used whale oil for lamps, lubricants, soaps, etc, and cut down trees for heat.

This is one of those “be careful what you wish for” scenarios. 8 billion people burning trees for heat and killing whales for lighting creates a whole new hellscape.

sanpedropeddler,

More olive oil

guyrocket,
guyrocket avatar

Evoo?

spider,

The Big Club running – and ruining – everything.

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