Re: true abundance?

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 19:34:38 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> In a sense, but, pre-nanotech, the notion is that the GI would be marginal,
> just enough to scrape by on. The incentive to earn more will remain
> unchanged; only the soul-destroying scrounging for bare necessities will be
> absent.

This will be true for some. Others will spend it on, or trade it for,
whatever is foremost in their mind. Lotto tickets, porn, liquor ("People
throw away food. I never find liquor in a dumpster"), etc.

Even a GI (/NIT) will not stop people with limited foresight from acting
as if they had limited foresight.

This is a tough "brother's keeper" problem.

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