Are there moral dilemmas that can not be solved just by unbounded resources, that require something other to solve them?
solving the moral dilemma I mean either one of the following:
- Identify, that the bounded resources (and the problem of their distribution) are the core issue in the dilemma and provide unbounded resources to remove this core issue. E.g., abortion is the decision whether to devote the resources for 1) safe/painless delivery of baby (with the opt-quality health and cosmetic care for the mother) and everything for upbringing baby, including provision, solving all the health issues and providing education; 2) for everything other, including welfare of the family who experiences decision, society resources, including national health system resources for the elderly care, for the education, national security, for the climate change mitigation, for the creation of investment friendly business environment including job creation.
- Identify that the bounded resources (and the problem of their distribution) are the core issue in safeguarding the living environment in such a way to avoid situations in which the moral dilemma decision should be made. Trolley problems are such dilemmas that can be solved by smart mobility, safe engineering designs that avoid such nasty situations altogether. E.g. in technology engineering there are formal verification methods that completely scans the design space with the aim to remove and block execution flows that can lead to the dangerous state of the system. Much has been attained in the security and reliability of technologies, foods, medicines, etc., but still, more resources are needed and dilemma security vs. price is made constantly in all the businesses.
unbounded resources I mean both the following things:
- Unbounded natural resources. E.g. scientists are almost completed the nuclear fusion reactors, so, this is practically unlimited sources of energy. E.g. any chemical element in principle can be synthesized in nuclear reactors. The lab grown meat is already reality. The underground plantations (with artificial lights and soils) are already reality.
- Elimination of the need to exploit one human being or animal in work that is necessary for the wellfare of another human being or animal. Artificial Intelligence and Artificial General Intelligence are the means to automate all the jobs, so, this need for exploitation should be eliminated.
My question is not about the possibility to attain the state of the unbounded resources. Actually - the world in practical terms already act with tacit assumption that such state can be achieved and that moral dilemmas can be solved in such a state. Transhumanism political movement is embodiment of the loud and articulated proposal of such kind.
My question is just about dilemmas - are there any that can not be solved by unbounded resources and that require something beyond unbounded resrouces?