A world without money? Everything is free?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Oneirogenic, Aug 23, 2012.


  1. Oneirogenic

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    What do you guys think of this? It seems too Utopian just because of the massive paradigm shift required to implement it on a global level. But....it actually seems possible if there was some sort of massive economic collapse causing the world to have to eliminate money to fix it. I'm not super educated on this stuff but I want hear everyone's thoughts. Sorry if this is too political...
  2. DwaynieAD

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    power corrupts and someone always has to oversee

    alternately there are evil people in the world.
  3. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    Unfortunately there will always be those whose greed goes unsatiated, and they'll always want more than there fair share.
    They will not be content unless they have more than you, and they'll take from you in order to see that they do.
  4. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Watched the video and read the charter, unrealistic fantasy IMO.

    Greed will exist even without money.
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  6. DwaynieAD

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    How come you get a 60 inch flat screen and I only get a 59 inch flat screen?
  7. Kwesi

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    Cuz he's got a bigger weiner.
  8. Oneirogenic

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    Have you ever wondered if that kind of "I want more than him" behavior is learned and not just human nature? Theoretically if this system was implemented wouldn't we be teaching our children to only take what they need or what is practical? Of course with technology advances how hard would it be for everyone to get what they want within reason? I sound like a commie.
  9. DwaynieAD

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    why does he get the bigger weiner and the bigger flat screen. that aint right
  10. Oneirogenic

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    In the future we'll have holographic televisions and the technology to fix your weiner. Problem solved. The real problem will be how come he has a P bass and I just have a crummy Jazz bass.
  11. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

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    +1

    Eliminating money only treats the symptom, not the cause.
  12. Oneirogenic

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    Realistically greed will never go away but feeding and sheltering the whole planet seems pretty cool and feasible. Whatever though. I'll stop my hippie ramblings. ;)
  13. jp58

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    I think it's just a bit too romantic ans Utopian. The problem doesn't lie with governments, but with the people running them.
  14. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

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    I think it is human nature.
  15. Oneirogenic

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    Now that I think about it in survival terms, you're right that it is. If we were born into a world of abundance where we never had to worry about having more to survive would that trait die out?
  16. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

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    I don't know. Do we have any evolutionary biologists in OT? I'm curious as well.....
  17. knumbskull

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    it would be nice to cut out the bit where people move numbers around the place electronically for personal gain. contributes nothing, achieves nothing.
  18. jaywa

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    I think the solution is to switch to flatwounds.
  19. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

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    Unless you're Gordon Gekko.
  20. DwaynieAD

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    what's the best bass for future metal?
  21. knumbskull

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    this guy??

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