posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 06:52 PM
reply to post by Anonymous ATS
We will still require farms and farmers. Someone will have to provide the people with learning, whether it's the skills to build wind turbines, solar
cells, computers, transportation, etc. Somebody will also have to administer the cures for diseases, until we can provide healing planet wide. Those
that study the physics of the universe will help build the spacecraft and others will learn how to fly them. They will need crew to do the various
tasks that will allow not only exploration, but habitation of other worlds.
When we do establish diplomatic ties with other off world civilizations, there will be cultural exchanges, introduction of new crops and species,
student exchanges, etc. Only none of it will be based on profits, only knowledge and enlightenment.
The current paradigm is like an old pair of jeans. It's comfortable to wear, and the patches can keep you covered. Sooner or later though, you have
to get another pair, when they old ones no longer do you any good. Reforms and bailouts are like patches and threads. you can only fix so much, and t
hen it is necessary to replace the old.
Most of us are tired of fixing the old. It's like the old Chevy we hate to give up, but when it becomes more costly to repair than to replace, we get
another. And right now the costs of repair will far outweigh the costs of a new system.