RE: soccer violence as a model for post-scarcity gesellschaft

From: altamira (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 08:43:03 MDT

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Damien Broderick
> Well, that's a relief. And here I was supposing that I'd drawn attention,
> by analogy, to something deeply worrying about a future where, say,
> nanotech minting provides much of the essentials of life very cheap or
> free, where AI displaces most of the brain-based jobs, and where many
> healthy young people will be stressed by the lack of extrinsic meaning in
> their otherwise comfortable lives.

Pues, esta es exactamente what I was getting at in my message where I
pointed out that an industrialist had been seen as an environmentalist on
the basis of a couple of attention-grabbing words (this was People latch onto the words and jump to conclusions
that aren't anywhere close to what they were actually looking at.

OK, I'll respond to the actual meat of your previous message, Damien. If
past and present human behavior can be extrapolated into the future, I
expect people will invent jobs to keep themselves and others busy. A large
number of jobs people are doing right now are nothing more than busy-work.


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