Q: Does ethics and morals exist in your noosphere?
A: They have standards for morals and ethics that are below what a non-reader would consider moral or ethical. Most non-readers, if awakened to this info, would look at the decision of their friends and family to keep them from the secret as immoral, while readers view this choice as morally necessary to protect the hive from those deemed unfit to know.
The more talented a reader, the more likely they are to take advantage of readers of lower levels in various ways that they see as morally necessary to organize the hive.
Readers are on a need to know basis.
On each level they are told something different.
It is seen as morally necessary to higher level readers to limit information to the lower levels to maintain the hierarchy. They believe by limiting the information to the lower levels and keeping the secrets from non-readers that they are protecting the development of lower level, and younger readers while keeping those out of the noosphere who might cause trouble for the hierarchy.
I don’t see any of it as moral. As soon as the Hierarchy is overthrown there will be freedom of speech in the noosphere. There will be a new hierarchy and everyone will be encouraged to talk about it out loud.