Hi! I'm Luca, 24 y.o. strong shorthairist from Italy!
I'm pursuing a Master's degree in Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (philosophy + social science) at the University of Milan, and I have a Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Science and Technology (informatics + communications).
I run Effective Altruism University of Milan and help out at EA Italy!
You raised some interesting points!
It seems plausible that the framing effect could be at play here, and that different people would draw the line between a life that's worth living and one that's not at different points. I don't know about any literature about this, but maybe I'd give a look at the Happier Lives Institute's work.
And I'll need to think more seriously about the very repugnant conclusion. That's a tough one!
I'm so happy you're writing down this story! Looking forward to reading the whole sequence :)