Originally posted by SR
reply to post by Amaterasu
Tell me how you expect technology to free us when the majority are lazily waiting for someone else to invent it?
Surely most of us do not find our bliss in robot creation. But there are those that do. It is not a matter of "lazily" waiting, so much as not
having the passion for it, nor the tools, nor the materials, nor the money.
But those with the passion, some of them will understand what offering their creations to the world would mean.
Who has the power in the situation.
Right now, the Elite. But there is a chance that we can wrest that power from them... Frankly, unless we (those with the passion) can pursue this,
Ok if we play ball with one of the suggestions in this thread;
Once robot technology is released and the instructions are put out for free so everyone knows how to repair and fix their robots.
First, robots will repair robots. Second, once it has begun, improvements will be transmitted globally.
What stops the technology savy from creating better robots for only themselves???
Why would they WANT to? In a world where love is exalted, and everyone has complete freedom to follow their bliss, where would be the point?
Your average joe who ends up lost in translation like the generation divide of education when computers and the internet took of.
The average joe would be joyfully contributing in ways HIS or HER bliss leads him/her.
What do you propse? that the technological savvy should just tow the line for the majority and end up sharing and building for them as
This question arises from a scarcity paradigm.
If it is one's bliss to create better systems, it can hardly be seen as "towing" anything. If all I wanted to do in life was create better robots,
I wouldn't care that they benefited others as well as myself - in fact, I would take great satisfaction that that was so. And since I wouldn't have
to RELY on my skills, I wouldn't feel pressure.
Also basically what's been shuffled in through the back door here is the creation of a new slave class? Because people are too lazy to do
there own work?
Mmm. Who is that "slave class" precisely? Those who want nothing more than to do that kind of thing? Those to whom it is a passion and not work
at all? While others whose passion is to create in other avenues can do so? Like, say, a gourmet who loves to create awesome meals for others, takes
reservations, and does this for those who want to experience his/her food... Or paints and takes great satisfaction in someone wanting their work...
Or (fill in the blank here).
The poster in this thread who made the analogy about the toilet cleaners is spot on and completely gets it as well, There's always going to be
someone screwed over for others. So this perfect society doesn't actually exist in reality.
I don't think so. I personally know a number of people who would program, and otherwise create robots and computer applications all day long just
for the love of it, if they didn't have to get up and go to work, doing something they really don't LOVE to do.
The theories concerning the future of society borne from this Zeitgeist movie are becoming increasingly erractic every time i read this
Not from me, they're not.
I'm not bashing it's i find it strange that people are being told the way they think is conditioned by merely highlighting the gaping holes
in the absurd realities of these suggestions.
And I contend that your vision is...not fully developed.