When I have a lot of work to do I entertain myself by making up morality questions instead of actually working towards solving the problem that I have a lot of work to do, and I was really curious about what you all thought of this:
So, let's say in this futuristic world all menial labor is performed by robots, leaving everyone free to get an education and/or pursue their dream life of having a well-paying career. But there's a problem: the millions of machines constantly require maintenance, a low-paying human job that no one wants to perform. To solve this, the government grows its own workers from donated eggs and sperm, and conditions these people to have a desire to repair machines, never tiring of the work. These people will not get an education beyond what is necessary to know in order to repair robots and will only ever be allowed to repair the machines (But that's okay because repairing machines is all they'll ever want to do.)
Question: Is it moral or immoral to intentionally prevent people from being intellectual and financial equals so long as you condition the "inferior" people to love their simple lives? Explain why.
: No invoking gods or religion in your answer. Here's why:
Is everything God commands moral because God commanded it? (If God declared that it's okay to murder, would murdering then become moral?) If yes, then your argument is "because God said so" and is of no value to me (someone saying something is moral doesn't actually make it moral). If no, then there must be an external logical reason outside of religion why something is moral or immoral.