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I mean, could you imagine a world where technology can create hyper-abundant resources? Why pay for dinner, when dinner is so abundant that the entire concept of payment is ludicrous?
The first thing you have to realize is that 3-D printers do not produce anything, they utilize resources that are fed into them.
And if craftmenship is so important, why wouldn't people learn to become craftsmen just for the fun of it? Is that not what artists do?
After training artists and artisans for close to 2 decades, the majority of them go into it because they think it easy (or more specifically the higher education part of it is easy).
Does anyone charge you to breathe? No? Why? Because the atmoshpere is too plentiful and people would laugh at you if you tried to charge them for breathing.
People are already trying to charge people for the air they breath
, just as they already do for water we drink and bathe in. What you are belittling is already happen.
If no one is buying anything, the monetary system crumbles. On the surface this does look like a negative thing, but it's really not. Each advancement in technology is just one step closer to a resource-based economy.
If you had most/all the resources would you give them away for free? The current structure of society doesn't prove this at all.
originally posted by: MarlinGrace
a reply to: LewsTherinThelamon
This is usually the answer from someone who wants everything for freeeeeee.
Who has no responsibility
I don't like what you said cause it makes me insecure and uncomfortable so I attack you now with strawmen, red herrings, and ad hominems
that isn't interested in earning anything and having pride in ownership.
For whatever your belief system is let me say it this way, earning your way through life has been a concept since day 2 and you or I will never see this crazy concept in our lifetimes.
For whatever your belief system is, let me say it this way, activity X has been a concept since day 2, and whether it's rational or irrational, people will continue to engage in activity X cause I don't like change...it's scary. And we'll never see your scary concept in our lifetime, cause I know how old you are and how long you'll live and stuff (God-like powers); and I don't like yer scary words, so they CAN'T happen. Nanner, nanner.
But hey what do I know I am just a old guy that has worked since I was 14 to have everything I have, and am proud to say so.
I don't need to go into detail randomtangetsrme did a pretty good job.
originally posted by: Shuye
a reply to: lostbook
I'm so waiting for 3D printers to finally make a real impact in our lives, it has the potential to be the biggest revolution humans have ever known.
Finally a society of real abundance where the only limitation really exists in our minds, where the word printed would replace the world manufactured. It's gonna take so many people out of work and will give us no other way but to evolve out of the old ways of living.
Just like the internet, you cannot stop what's coming.
originally posted by: ArmyOfNobunaga
It use to be America that was on the cutting edge. The leader of novel Ideas and thought.
We are venturing into a new world.