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Originally posted by Cyberbian
In the near future, once man gets a foothold off planet for real.
There will be limitless resources. Money will mean nothing.
What will the new currency which drives human interaction be?
In your OP and in your comment above your are seeing this from a purely western perspective. It is limited.The vast majority of the third worlds population do not prefer expediency and convienience of labour, infact they prefer getting a little bit of food and water, and perhaps shelter. There is also the tendancy for fundamentalism to grow in conjunction with scientific and technological breakthroughs. Notice how advanced we are today, and how many fundamentalists there are. So there is a question of opposition to the breakthroughs and predictions that you highlite in your OP. And the quetion of wether it will be universal or simply another western dream. Time will tell if these are "inevitable" or not, just IMHO. Great post. Very interesting.
Originally posted by innominate
reply to post by GrayFox
This talk about money is a deviation, the singularity is an inevitability due to the fact that people prefer expediency and convenience over labor. Scientists are working around the clock because this field is so profitable, to think that there are monetary limitations is very naive.