Re: true abundance?

Date: Sat Jan 20 2001 - 12:18:31 MST

denis bider <> said:

> Damien Broderick wrote:
> > The sooner we get the technologies of true abundance,
> > the sooner these atrocities will be a thing of the past,
> > and the less incentive there'll be for sticking weapons
> > into other people's faces. Bring on the Spike!
> I was interested to read this paragraph. What is it that you mean with
> 'technologies of true abundance'?
> Personally, I speculated a lot about what would happen if we were to develop
> technology that would satisfy, for free, everyone's basic needs. The problem
> is that 'basic needs' are difficult to define, and I fear that the range of
> 'basic' needs would grow once some initial 'basic needs' are satisfied.

Absolutely. This is already happening, in America anyway, with respect to
children. The govt/business has already discovered that children are deep
well of "need" for Americans.

It is as I have already pointed out, that wealth is relative, and the lack of
need for MORE and MORE and MORE would hurt the wallets of business/govt.
Biz/govt will and has, manufactured need.

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