I'd like to believe that ethics are more than purely transactional. I don't give much credit to your concern about survival behavior. Your technology answer hits me as incredibly weak. Slavery didn't end because of technology. White supremacy isn't going to subside due to technology. The tax cheats who have stolen TRILLIONS from America are being allowed to continue that theft for reasons that have nothing to do with technology. The end of the death penalty isn't arriving due to the advent of technology. In fact, the advent of currency related technology has come about in part in order to facilitate crime. Terrorists, child pornographers, tax cheats, drug lords, and all the rest get to safely conduct business by creating and using that new technology.