Could we evolve beyond money

March 10, 2016, 9:50 am

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The debate "Could we evolve beyond money" was started by project_mayhem on March 10, 2016, 9:50 am. 12 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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With our present level of technology, it is absolutely impossible. I fully agree with you there. The reason I think it could be possible in the future is if we develop technology to enable it.

As I see it there are two requirements for us to no longer need money. The first is an almost limitless supply of energy. If we no longer needed to fight over resources to produce energy, it would eventually diminish conflict and stabilize the world (after the upheaval the conversion would create). The second is the ability to convert that energy into matter. Of we could do this, we could use technology similar to 3D printing to create food, tools, and whatever else we need. Think replicators on Star Trek. With those two things, anyone could have anything they wanted and we wouldn't need to fight for resources so money would be meaningless.

I know these things are not feasible right now, which is why I can't vote that it is possible, but I am still open to the idea and hope someday it can happen.

3 years, 8 months ago

I see your point. possible in the next thousand years that may happen..but since it will take so long, america, or other countries might have a WWIII or something bad could happen. think of the transition from humans to robots, from money to no money. I think that would be almost impossible.

3 years, 8 months ago

hmmmmm are we still in the topic???

3 years, 8 months ago

That is where the idea of an economy without money comes in. If we have plenty of resources for everyone, why would we rely on am economy based on scarcity? If we can mass produce anything, supply and demand would mean that everything has little to no value, so buying whatever you want would cost almost nothing anyways.

The other consideration is that if the economy did not need anyone to work, why would people need to? If robots did all of the labour, working would really just be for pleasure.

3 years, 8 months ago

what makes you say that? what will people get their money from to buy the robots? wouldn't only a few people have jobs?

3 years, 8 months ago

when robots do all the work for us, we'll all live in luxury

3 years, 8 months ago
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