>From: Robert Bradbury <email@example.com>
>If you are going to live 2000 years, sooner or later you are going to
>have to deal with the cleaning up the mess of your miss-spent youth
>(e.g. pollution). So a *real* "long-term" perspective includes an
>accounting for the commons, a desire to utilize and allocate resources
>most efficiently, and a desire to uplift others to your level (because
>its going to get damn boring talking to 10^10 copies of yourself), etc.
Agreed. In addition, if the "have-nots" aren't permitted to join the
"haves" you run the risk of envy, which leads to things like looting and
burning and other behavior by the lumpen masses which tends to annoy the
elite. History has shown that the prols are not happy eating cake, while
the elite dine on fine beef.
"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
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