Re: ECON: the abolition of work

J. R. Molloy (
Tue, 5 May 1998 12:58:50 -0700

From: den Otter <>
>What could possibly be more important than happiness (except of course
>survival)? Wouldn't a life devoid of positive stimulation ("happiness") be
>utterly pointless?

Life itself may be utterly pointless. The universe may indeed have no purpose. I like to think that
extropians might have what it takes to transcend teleology and determinism.



>As for the economic matter: automate to the max with as ultimate goal
>free-for-all production of anything, while reducing the population (a billion people
>is more than enough, and a tenth or a hundredth of that would be fine too).
>Quality over quantity. That's the *rational* course of action, anyway.