> >We don't have to abolish work, but in a very wealthy society we should
> >be able to remove most of the penalties associated with not working.
> Yes, abolish the _requirement_ to work.
No amount of technology or social structure will ever get rid of the drive to learn, to work, to achieve a little more than your neighbor. Even if you're idly rich today, eventually the economy will grow around you to the point that you'll have to go back to work at least once or twice a century to keep up. When everyone on the planet is a billionaire, the one with two billion still gets the girl.
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