>From: Brian D Williams <email@example.com>
>From: "Zero Powers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >I would not be so quick to give up on communism. It has been
> >adulterated by those modern regimes who now call themselves
> >communist, and its true that current conditions probably do not
> >lend themselves to an effective form of communism but, eventually,
> >I believe Marx will prove to have been on to something good.
>Yeah, all you need is a transparent society controlled by a
>totalitarian regime, and populated by robots.
Actually I was thinking more of a society of people enlightened enough to
realize that what's good for the whole is good for the individual. It's
simply a matter of realizing that the surest way to keep your neighbor from
stealing your bread is to be sure that he has enough to keep his own belly
full. I call it "enlightened self-interest."
Unfortunately such a society is unlikely to be stable for long as long as
there is not enough to go around for *everyone*. But hopefully that minor
problem will soon be solved by the good folks over at Foresight :)
"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
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