Another spinoff from the uncontacted tribes thread. A couple of arguments/points were made about leaving uncontacted tribes alone: -The history of intervention has, to put it mildly, not been good. -If we follow some version of Star Trek's "prime directive", we should let them develop in their own way. But what if we could be benevolent in that contact? I'd like to think we've evolved to the point where we can. That requires making the level if interference their choice. After a first contact, with an explanation of options, if they want to be left alone, fine. But what if they want an education? A new set of experiences? Double the lifespan? A wider gene pool? Air conditioning? We could offer them that choice. Regarding the prime directive, I do not see any morality built into in that type of guideline. I don't see what negatives it prevents or positives it creates. To me, it just seems like something to make us feel better about what we do. Someone in the other thread called it an air of superiority, and I agree. We shouldn't force anything on these people, but at the same time, I do not see it as moral to deny it to them.