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rot wrote

This is one of those things that worry me too much and I have to just not think about. Insects dying off is terrifying.

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ziq OP wrote

It's good to be prepared for what we're facing.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

at least we dont have dirty bug-splattered windshields when we use the highway :)

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JoeMemo wrote

Are you a transhumanist?

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

yeh probably. I want to write something myself one day, but this was quite close to what I am last time I read it.

but I was joking this once. I, too, like bugs!!

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ziq OP wrote

It's kind of the perfect transhumanist argument. "Sure everything's dead, but look how shiny this machine looks!"

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

What would you want to call an outcome that'd necessarily require the exploitation of natural resources and a cultish devotion to merging with technology, if not technofetishism? Like yeah we had to kill the Earth, most of the population drowned because we stepped up production instead of dismantling factories, and the survivors have nowhere to go because we burned down the last forests for a gender reveal party, but at least some rich people get shiny new cyberarms. Worth it, right?

inb4 "but it's ANARCHO-transhumanism". When technology advances the first priorities are almost always military or economic in nature. Technology's something the state/whatever powerful actor is in place of the state hoards and it invariably leads to an arms race over who gets the biggest sword or plowshare.

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Just_An_Author wrote

Hmmm... Maybe dedicated butterfly farms are in order?

More seriously, these butterflies are the only sort of Monarch that actually does something useful, so it'd be good to keep them around.

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