posted on May, 11 2013 @ 06:08 PM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by crazyewok
Well now, I think most people I know who identify as conservative would agree that Capitalism is preferable because the others are worse (at least to
what would work in the U.S., as such)....not that it's all that ideal or perfect.
Wouldn't we all like a world where the majority of mundane object and item production is supplied commercially by nothing more than base material in
bulk bags? A bag of Poly...a Bag of Aluminum...a bag of whatever else and all loaded into dispensers tied up to a "Replicator". Which really is where
this tech goes for it's logical conclusion, isn't it? It's years..maybe a decade or more of hard core innovation, from reaching anything recognizable
in even a primitive way. However....that is the end result of this line of tech, I'm thinking.
Im not saying that captislim is right or wrong.
My point is we will basicaly have startrek style replicators in the end. If the research into molecular printers works well and becomes affordable
(even if its to small communtys rather than indiviuals) then production costs of things will shot through the floor. Money as we know it now would
become valuless as the price and ease to make almost anything will become so small and easy.
Take food production. If you could grow the amino acids, Lipids and carbohyrdates in a lab (which you can and cheapy) and then just insert them into
a printer to make food the argriculture becomes obsolete. You could create food on such a vast scale it would be pointless to charge anything but a
Certain soclist policys that are expensive now like universal healthcare would become cheap. If drugs can be made at the fraction of the price why
charge so much for health care? And if its cheap why not just allow it?
Public services like road and utility maintince would become dirt cheap.
Even the military complex will become cheaper to maintain as you can print weapons, bombs and equpment!
It wont be the death or captilism but it would shake the system up. Things wont be the same. The fact is the little man will have more power and the
rich and powerfull less power.....
edit on 11-5-2013 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)