Originally posted by Patifier
OP, your theory has three major flaws for what I can think of right now:
1. Who are going to work in unhealthy conditions?
2. How religions play in your utopia?
3. Many people are driven by greed, how to convince someone to be a great researcher if he thinks that being a mediocre professional is more
comfortable? Are classes to be eliminated? Isn't this communism?
We MAY get to this stage when:
1. We have robots to do all the work;
2. We have personal home 3D printers to the molecular level;
3. We have "free energy" technology.
In the meantime we MUST reform our politics and take away the power of those who control the world right now (if you don't know, PM me and I'll show
you). For this I have the solution which I've been thinking for a long time and is really simple to explain [to the masses] but not to implement:
thanks for the response, and thanks for contributing to the conversations, and I do not see the issues you listed as true issues, let me elaborate:
1 - who are going to work in unhealthy conditions?
if the conditions are truly necessary for the evolution of a species, I.E it's purpose is not just for the wealth growth of a few people, then
there are already people in these positions. Since cost is not an issue, then someone who is involved with whatever industry that job is required in
will come up with solutions to eliminate the need of a person being there, if we can create machines to do a thousand different tasks for the sole
purpose of obtaining more profit, then when profit is no longer the major motivator and the well being of the society as a whole, these will be among
the first positions modified for the benefit of a society and not of an individual.
2 - How religion plays a role.
Freedom of choice and religion is still open to all people, the things that do make this nation great will not change. It is not hard to believe
that people will follow whatever spiritual direction they feel right, the only real connections we have, aside from our physical connections, is we do
not have a real answer why we're here, we're all free to pursue whatever we feel is the right choice, be it a god, a spiritual plane, an ever
revolving door of reincarnation, or atheism. We're smart enough and at a time in our evolution to realize and understand that not everyone agrees
with everyone else, so as long as you do not infringe the rights of everyone else to pursue their own spiritual understandings, you're free to pursue
3 - The fact that many people are driven by greed
This is only true because we've lived in a society for so long that we can see no other way out. Isaac Newton did not come up with his theories
based on greed, Einstein did not give us relativity to satisfy his thirst for greed. it is not our main drive, people who actually enjoy their work
get more out of it than the what they get from their drive of greed. Musicians start from a drive of wanting to make and share music, greed distorts
that, and you get what is know as "selling out". I know a lot of musicians that are not known, they work the lowest jobs, but they are getting what
they want out of life, they're not driven by greed. innovations will continue, if we can build machines to improve workloads for people, but the
cost wasn't worth it under our current society will now be built and put to use. and people will always offer ideas to improve. Will the
uninspiring, but necessary jobs continue? absolutely, cause like you said, not everyone will have the drive necessary to work the fields that require
more than a few hours of ones time to ensure the job gets done properly. The people who do work these jobs though will continue to find so much pride
from their contributions, this will lead to further innovations.
as for your solutions:
we have robots that can do anything a human can, and we have the facilities to build them, we don't because their costs outweigh how they'll profit
i did touch on 3d printers on my post, advancements and evolution will lead it to that point, especially when you can see its benefits before even
such a society exists.
I feel we are extremely close to an unlimited energy source, in fact Tesla was in mid process of building a device capable of achieving this, that is
until J,P Morgan decided that will not be good for his investments in other energy sources...greed stops progress, rarely contributes to it.