Suppose that we could build some tools that accelerated the progress of certain parts of social science substantially. Suppose further that using those tools, humanity would gain a substantially better understanding of the conditions under which authoritarian regimes transition towards liberal democracy and vice versa. Would that improved understanding be a good thing?
Please assume for the purpose of this question that:
- by the nature of the tools to be developed, the knowledge gained would be accessible to the general public
- liberal democracy is much better than authoritarian regimes
I will post my own thoughts in a comment.
Thank you for your help!