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Old June 30 2013, 02:45 AM   #571
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Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

scotpens wrote: View Post
^^ Don't you get it by now? In a "post-scarcity" economy, replicators could create all those materials and supplies out of thin air. Or maybe just by the power of pure thought, like the Krell machines in Forbidden Planet.

Hey, it's science fiction.
Right. I know it's fiction. I would like to know how the proponents of the system plan to make it work.

In other words, if there's no incentive to get up and do something, why bother? Replicators can't do everything. Robots can't do everything. Who fixes the robots when the robot robot mechanics break down?

People in general will not stop playing their video games to go take care of something that doesn't benefit them in some way. The garbage will just have to sit on the sidewalk until somebody fixes the collection droids. I wonder who that would be?

It's fiction, but people talk about it like it's real. I'd just like to know how they make it happen.

As long as humans are human, the kind of utopian society that people love to go on about will not exist.

IMO, YMMV, blahblahblah.
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