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Old March 17 2013, 01:05 AM   #35
ZapBrannigan
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Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

teacake wrote: View Post
What I want to see is people who just sit on their ass on the beach their whole life, replicating their needs. Where are these people? Because I'd sure as hell be one of them in this glorious future.
Exactly. Gene Roddenberry apparently thought that human nature could be re-shaped to suit a politico-economic ideology, and vices like laziness could be done away with. He was naive.

This "evolved humanity" concept was analogous to the "New Soviet man" push that worked out so well in Russia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Soviet_man
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