Just Chat! / Re: Is there a universal moral standard?« Last post by hamdani yusuf on Yesterday at 15:46:50 »
The word "terminal" in the phrase "universal terminal goal" emphasizes the importance of time domain over space domain. The existence of a finite number of conscious beings for infinite time is better than the existence of infinite number of conscious beings for finite time.Saving more people is an instrumental goal, assuming that it would make society less likely to go extinct. But when the available resources are inadequate, saving more people now might end up killing more people later.