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Yes, that was were the first excerpt you referenced was heading. Seems that point actually did stretch further than you understood.
It heading somewhere that can be agreed upon doesn't mean that it can stretch well enough.
Why is that what is good?
That's been by a method of reduction.
And how is that even attainable?
Desire is fundamentally subjective, which means there is no single desirability for good to organize around
Yes, it is subjective. No one said that there will be a universal Desire that is exhaustive and inclusive of everyone - that isn't a possibility.
which is requisite for your utilitarian assertion.
It isn't utilitarian, though. It's what you get if you mix Kantian and Utilitarian morals, and also somewhere between the absolutist and nihilist views. Just like it's always been.
-In what world is the entity of a human baby independent? Once the baby is born it becomes more of a dependent burden.
A financial burden for a while does not mean that it's existence is entirely dependent. It can now have independent experiences, and the sustainance of its life isn't then dependent.
Does medical technology that increases surviveability of premiture birth also decrease the time it takes to become human?
It prematurely actualises the potential.
But, if you understand that already, then yes, of course.