posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 03:18 AM
I'm repeating what has already been said, but some of the core items required are free energy and replicator tech. Two other things I would like to
add. The first, local-regional-global high speed transportation. The other aspect, and not tech based, is a social evolution of mankind. Once these
other aspects are met, society has to reevaluate its priorities.
A lot of people here think that once those basic needs are met, everyone will freely pursue higher purpose and interest. I think that might take a
generation or two. It will take some time for people to get use to the idea that they don't need to acquire and collect stuff, and need bigger,
better, more. Likewise, society wouldn't really function well with 30 million mediocre garage bands, 50 million sports commentators and 50 million
models. I think professional sports itself would have to disappear.
In Star Trek, there is a period of time that is a transition of mankind socially and at the individual level, but I think that took 200+ years. I
think it took about 50 to end poverty and war, and even in Kirk's time people were insulting and fighting amongst themselves. Only in the Next Gen
time frame did a seemingly ethical and altruistic paradigm exist.
The only thing I don't understand is how politics could ever evolve to fit into such a concept.