Now that The Good Place is over I discuss what it had to say about eschatology.
***Warning this episode contains massive The Good Place spoilers. Proceed with caution***
In particular when they eventually arrived at the Good Place there were numerous problems. In part they were included for comedic effect, but in part they reflected real potential issues with a world were all your desires are met. Lest you think this is a pointless discussion, we may be able to create such a world with brain uploading. And even without that, we've developed numerous desire granting technologies.
In 1941 George Orwell said:
Hitler is a criminal lunatic, and [yet] Hitler has an army of millions of men, aeroplanes in thousands, tanks in tens of thousands. For his sake a great nation has been willing to overwork itself for six years and then to fight for two years more, whereas for the common-sense, essentially hedonistic world-view which Mr. Wells puts forward, hardly a human creature is willing to shed a pint of blood
Is this true? Have the number of people with a "common-sense, essentially hedonistic world-view" grown? Is that a problem?