"There’s a reason why old people are annoyingly reactionary. They recall a previous time when people were happy despite not having modern tech. As for moral progress, they recall really nice sweet people who used to spank their children, and thus they don’t consider spanking to be a monstrous form of child abuse. If you weren’t there you’ll never understand (just as I’ll never understand how dueling was once considered acceptable.)
Because I’m agnostic, I’ll continue working for Progress. If there’s only a 15% chance that it’s good for us, that’s better than the 5% chance that it’s bad for us. Pascal’s wager."