Charles Phipps wrote:
I think the most utopian aspect of Roddenberry's vision isn't that everyone would be in the holodeck 24/7 (which might be the case for some) but that everyone can relax about where their next meal is coming from enough that they can enjoy themselves as well as reaching self-actualization. Study to be an engineer, scientist, or whatever.
Which actually makes sense of Picard's craziness to an extent.
I'm not sure I follow. Again, in a moneyless society, what would you do with your day ? Why would you go work long hours at the hospital, or pick up garbage, or do some construction work, or fill out forms when you can spend your day at the beach, or in a museum, or watching tv ? I mean, if you can have anything you want anyway, why do any hard work unless you feel like it ?