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but what about immigrants? is this community going to ban non-locals from taking residence?
who decides fair share of energy per household?
What excess does this town create that allows it to buy solar cells, asphalt, concrete, watermain, lights, etc.
originally posted by: Tyrion79
originally posted by: combatmaster
a reply to: gosseyn
Everything you say may be true.
And so....... will this measly thread change anything?
It might change more than your response on it, doesn't it?
originally posted by: DexterRiley
A few questions:
1. Does this mean that your automated production systems are essentially Star Trek type replicators?
Automation, robotics, 3D printing, hydroponics, etc., are technologies of today
2. The citizenry is then free to pursue all of the intellectual goals that they please because there are no actual jobs?
In this example I just talked about taking care of the survival. There are still jobs, things still need to be done.
3. There is no form of money or wealth?
The goal would be to remove the profit parameter from the survival equation. In this example, there is still money for everything else. But nothing would stop people from going further once the survival is taken care of. Totally free communication, why not ? A free communication device, for every individual (read smartphone), why not ? And so on, and so on, until money becomes a thing of the past.
4. Every citizen is entitled to as much of any resource they want?
To as much as every resource they need. No one is hungry, no one is cold, no one is without a roof, no one is without running water. No one has to fight to survive anymore, or should I say : everyone is aware that there is a system that sustains the survival of the community, We can also imagine that during the education of children, they are taught about the system. Everyone knows what the system is, how it works, how it should be maintained, why the system is important, etc.. In an ideal world, everyone is a scientist.
5. Is this society made up of random people? Or does this community select the people most likely to make it successful?
Any existing community that is willing.
So far I'm just curious.
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: EA006
You all forget that money is made up bull#. In such a society, you don't pay for it, because there's no need to pay for it. Getting these things just requires work, effort and materials. All you need is people willing to do the work to acquire the materials and build these things. The only reason this fails is corporate and societal greed. All you need is to kill off the corporate monstrosity and find a better way than cash to motivate people to do the work necessary to get to this superior state of existence.
How to do that I'm not sure, especially with the world in it's current state.
Honestly I'd happily bust my ass to make this possible, only pay I'd need is food and shelter, both of which I'd happily work to help provide.
It will feel so much more fulfilling then working for faceless corporations for table scraps.
governments are the highest manifestation of the will to cooperate of a given community.