Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Post-Scarcity World? Demand Simply Grows To Match Supply

The question is whether people will be better when things are free?  Or will they find a deep emptiness that is a gulf they cannot fill?  This reminds me of the world of Trank and Tellie that Mack Reynolds wrote about in his science fiction.  On the other hand I think this is a tad too optimistic.  People with time on their hands find things to fight about all too often.  What do you work for in a world without difficulty?  That will turn out to be the key question.

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