Post employment economy

In the presumed post-scarcity world, we get the lifestyle without working, without any income.   In the extreme, the only possibility for compensation for residual jobs is in some form of an investment.   From our modern perspective where income is tied to consumption, income will not be a benefit from working.   The future will be a post-income world.

UBI: version update for USA

At some point, we will need to replace our government.  We have learned a lot over the past two centuries.   We can build a government that takes advantage of post-enlightenment knowledge.   In particular, the philosophy at the founding assumed that the future solutions will come from the current population with the luxury of wealth to finance their pursuits of solution.   We now recognize that many of the most important solutions come from the consumer population who do not have that luxury.   We learned that frequently the people currently with wealth stand in the way of future solutions.

The world of Alita

Assuming a post-scarcity world, the big challenge will be how to satisfy the human need for justice.   At the very least, there will be two systems of justice: one for the wealthy celebrities and another for the rest.   The masses will have very little opportunity to seek justice from the wealthy, especially once democracy is replaced or rendered lame from politics of division of ever smaller identity groups.   Over time (especially over generations), we will learn to satisfy our needs for justice though non-governmental means.

Democracy: the best a government can be?

At some point, we should free ourselves to ask whether we can make a more modern form of government that better accommodates the modern challenges of the diverse populations and global influences and consequences.  It is highly unlikely that a democratic (or democratic republic) can ever have the authority to make these optimal decisions that will inevitably result in condemnation by the majority.

Laws: government coercion, domination, and control

Contrary to President Trump’s declaration, we have an inescapable need to have laws that coerce, dominate, and control our lives.   There may be some people who think they can live without those laws, but I suspect that will only work when they are on an island isolated from any dissenting peers.   There is something deep within us that recognizes that the rule of law is essential to our being humans.