posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:15 AM
I see where you're coming from. Who hasn't dreamed of winning the lottery and not having to lift a finger for the rest of their lives? Hell, I dream
of it at least once a day despite the fact that I have a job I like! I often think about life, and how I'd like to enjoy most of it doing what I want
to do instead of doing what I HAVE to do. Even a task I enjoy doing in my free time becomes a burden when I HAVE to do it in order to survive.
On the other hand if nobody worked and everyone got to do whatever the hell they wanted, who would produce the food and distribute it across the
country/world? Who would maintain or produce the machines that help us do so? Who would clean the sewers and maintain piping for running, clean
drinking water? Who would build our homes? Who would put in the research and testing for medicine? Who will enforce basic laws? Who will maintain
roads or build new ones? Who will teach future generations? Or will we have these people working for us while we lay around doing nothing?
Money may seem like an evil concept, but I actually prefer this form of exchange, because I don't enjoy working night and day farming my own food. I
don't know how to build my own house with the comforts I enjoy, I couldn't create a running water faucet if my life depended on it, and I couldn't
create my own computer and connect to the internet even if I lived a hundred more years. I work a job I know how to do, and in exchange I get to buy
whatever my heart desires, limited only by the amount of my paycheck. My paycheck (in turn) is limited only by my level of ambition, drive, education,
certain bureaucratic restrictions, and a bit of good luck.
Your idea might work in a society where robots do absolutely everything (including being self-sustainable without the need for human input), but until
that day comes, there's no way for that to ever come to pass.
If you have a theory on how we can get this done, please, by all means share your idea! As long as it makes sense and can be accomplished, I'm in!
I'd love to do nothing all day. It's my life-long dream, but I just don't see it happening without needing someone else to do all the hard work for