posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 03:44 PM
Originally posted by SteveR
There is no other way you are going to space.
While I generally agree, in regards to needing a monetary system to accomplish anything, I would urge you to research 'Libertarian Municipalism.'
Essentially, its the old trade and barter system revived to keep principalities sustainable and strong.
When all of a communities needs are met with little effort, more care can be focused on technological pursuits.
I hope one day humans will care less about 'making a living' and just living life.
Money is something we put value on. If we decided we could 'get # done' without money, things would change.
But we (I am using we as a very general term here) still want to buy things whenever we want to from Walmart, pick up our groceries from the corner
store/supermarket, travel in airplanes that may not be that great for the environment, etc etc.
The list goes on forever.
Selfishness...while not always being a bad thing for the individual, is a great deterrent in society.
We need to think globally, act locally...
And I am equally to blame. I take credit for what I have done and not done.