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I see this world not working out though, because there are jobs that HAVE to be done by humans but that a human who is not gaining anything by doing these jobs might not ever do.
There has to be someone managing the robots doing the hard labor.
There has to be someone who decides when the road needs to be fixed on
Section Street, and there has to be someone who takes the lead into
organizing the robots to go and fix that road.
There has to be someone who designs the cities.
There has to be someone who does all of these things and without getting
paid to do these things, why would anyone step up to the job?
Perhaps humans really are moral creatures at birth and society shapes
them to be evil. But we have to remember that humans originally were
the ones who shaped SOCIETY. And I think that if this utopian society
were possible, then wouldn't humans have started out doing this?
I am just saying, that, with my observations of the way humans act now
and the way they always have seemed to act, the society would crumble.
There are too many people who only want stuff for themselves, who only
want to be in power, and who don't care about anyone else prospering.
One could argue that society causes us to be that way... but a), we don't
know if that's true, and b), humans are the people who created society in
the first place. It just seems incredibly unlikely.
And back to my concert metaphor.
If there is no money to buy tickets to a concert, who decides who gets to sit front row and who has to sit balcony?
Is it a first come first serve basis?
Because then, the people who are faster and stronger start becoming the ones who get the front row tickets.
The people who are faster and stronger are the ones who get further in life because they have the capabilities to move quicker and get farther in a set amount of time, while the weaker ones get left behind.
Who knows if morals would really kick in, but is it even feasible that humans would somehow be moral and give the weaker ones the front row seats?
Humans have a survival instinct, and that instinct causes humans to be selfish during times like this.
Anyways, who knows.
When you really think about, and go over it a few times in your head, you realize that the VP is only possible if humans are born inherently good and have the capability to shun the selfish survival-of-the-fittest instinct and come together as a race.
Perhaps I am being pessimistic but we created the filthy society that we live in today, so I am not so sure that it's possible for humans to be completely moral like the Venus Project believes we can be.