In a fictional world, the following changes suddenly happen to all humans (and future newborns) for no apparent reason:
- Their temper becomes better.
- They now enjoy socializing with each other more than before.
- They become more empathetic to each other's feelings.
- They now care much about the well-being of each other.
- They want to protect each other from harm and pain.
You can assume that the history of this fictional world was identical to the real world until yesterday when those changes happened.
And here is my question: Compared with the real world, are these changes likely to impact the speed or direction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) development in that world? And if so, how different will STEM in the two worlds be in the long run?