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When $Money$ Doesn't Exist.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Trew2Life, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Trew2Life

    Trew2Life #intheflesh

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    A favorite program of mine describes our future economy as being quite different than what is is today. You see, in the 24th century money doesn't exist and the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.

    Is a capitalist-free society a possibility? Can 'wants' and 'greed' be eradicated?

    What would it take for mankind to become so enlightened? A near extinction level event? The second coming? Proof of intelligent E.T's.? Or is it only possilbe on a back-lot of Universal Studio's?

    :dunno:
     
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Yeah, good luck with all that.
     

  3. NH Trucker

    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    Watching TNG on Netflix? :picard:
     
  4. dherloc

    dherloc X-Nuc

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    When we develop the warp engine! :whistling:
     
  5. dherloc

    dherloc X-Nuc

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    Grrr...beat me by one minute. Guess I will have to use that trick where they go back in time!
     
  6. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    No...
     
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    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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  8. PaulMason

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    That was tried when the Pilgrims first got here. They starved.

    Capitalism isn't about greed. It is about efficient markets.
     
  9. fowl intent

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    Maybe this belongs on the Religious forum, but IF this country truly is based on Christian values, and IF a majority of the people in this country truly live by Christian values, then it should be possible and we should be striving for it to happen.







    lol
     
  10. NH Trucker

    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    Did Commander Riker live by Christian values? What about Warf? Data?

    In Star Trek's portrayal of the future, it seems there was very little mention of any religion among the cast characters, but a mutual respect for the religion of others. Going by what I've seen of Christians, who condemn anyone that doesn't believe and worship how they do and try to tell others how to live, they would be entitled to their beliefs, but would't be taken any more seriously in society as any other religion of any of the thousands of alien worlds or civilizations.
     
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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    Utter crap. We need to work towards a society where people who can do more or have more are not seen as the/a problem.
     
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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    If anything, Buddhist values are far more likely to produce what the OP is talking about.
     
  13. MulletLoad

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    Even if money is eliminated in this case, "needs" will not be.

    Counselor Troy will very quickly control and exert influence and power gained from granting favors to those with needs. ;)

    Nice try, but come back from fantasy land
     
  14. railfancwb

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    Too late! You already missed the once-and-for-all time travelers convention. Oh, wait, maybe you haven't...
     
  15. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 Pastafarian

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    A basically unending energy supply and a machine that can turn energy into any food/material object you need would be a good start.
     
  16. dango

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    You ask a deep question there my friend ! And yes , there is a solution , greed , wants , eradicate the root , The HUMAN RACE..............:supergrin:
     
  17. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

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    one word Ferengi...that's our future
     
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    If you haven't already, read Heinlein's "Beyond This Horizon" which explores some ramifications of this concept. As I recall this book is the source for the "An armed society is a polite society." quote.
     
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    If you are really, truly, honestly wondering if Star Trek is the future...

    You need to double the dose, or cut it in half. The amount of whatever you are taking is not working correctly.
     
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    dherloc X-Nuc

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    Which leads to the question...what is the future then?