Why ethics and why “planetary”?
What is the most important thing in the world, on the planet? The most important thing is to preserve it, save nature and survive ourselves, in order to continue development. The world has become very compact, close-knit and comfortable. It is also very toxic, sometimes poisoned. It has become extremely fragile; we are just one step away from self-destruction and the destruction of all living things. The name of today's universal danger threatening both the beggar and the king is global problems. Without exaggeration, we can say that they are all tied to one thing – a human, their behavior, conscience, and morality.
Today, the achievements of scientific and technological progress are such that all the technological, material and financial aspects of global problems can be solved. Clean up the oceans, move to biocompatible environmental management and alternative energy, cleanly and efficiently recycle waste, ensure industrial recycling, feed all the living, restore a lost bio-diversity, take control of birth growth, defeat cancer and HIV ... All of this is possible. And much more: we could extend our life by creating new organs. We could free ourselves from exhausting physical labor by making artificial intelligence to work for us. We could search for life and inhabited worlds for settling in the depths of outer space. Soon the passage of the singularity point will lead us to an opportunity that we do not even foresee today. And it will happen. If we survive. If we do not destroy each other and our habitat, the bosom of the planet where we came from and in which we dwell.
More valuable than the natural value of life, love, the beauty of nature and the joy of knowledge for people are false values, which they declared holy. Instead of uniting and improving humanity, they divide people and set them against each other. There is no shortage of material goods such as fertile soils, fresh water, and hydrocarbons. There is nothing to fight for. With the right distribution of all this wealth of resources, all nations can have access to them on fair terms. Science and technology make it possible to create new almost unlimited resources. The problem is to agree on how to do it and remove the dangerous illusions of false deficits.
Global problems can be solved worldwide and in any possible way. But on one condition: the whole world must participate in this effort and do it honestly. For example, support the ban on weapons of mass destruction and enforce it. But this is where the problem arises. And this is a question of individual morality and public morals. This is a question of knowledge, of course, of reason. Even more, this is a question of the state of human soul, spirit, and conscience.
Hiding behind the concepts of national sovereignty and national interests, racial and national exclusiveness, religious and cultural uniqueness from an ontological, geographical, biological point of view, people do everything not to be and do not become humanity as a single subject of their evolutionary development. They are divided by religious dogmas, spiritual values, moral and cultural meanings, and ethical norms.
For the sake of solving their own species and preserving the global ecosystem, humankind should unite on the ideological basis of planetary ethics, the philosophy of salvation and life, as well as the World Spiritual Synthesis as a supra-rational universal form of self-consciousness. There is nothing sectarian, irrational or atheistic about it. This is a universal doctrine that unites all possible and existing types of world outlook based on basic biosocial anthropogenetic axioms, which are formulated in the imperatives of planetary ethics.
Currently, planetary ethics is going through an initial stage of its development. It will serve the interests of the entire mankind and the global ecosystem. It will ensure human survival and managed evolution.