Sunday, 3 June 2012
(i) AI-controlled nanotechnology makes all goods and machine services as abundant as air.
(ii) Thus, no human beings either produce for profit or work to survive.
(iii) There are no governments, wars or motives for crimes like theft or embezzlement.
(iv) Everyone who wants it has an indefinitely extended lifespan and there is a centuries long waiting list to have children.
(v) Everyone receives a "share" in the common wealth.
(vi) Share is the easiest way to coordinate what people do and to allocate limited resources like land.
(vii) Anyone can save from share and produce goods to sell but there are limited possibilities.
(viii) If naturally grown food became popular, then nanotech would exactly duplicate and undersell it.
(ix) People with indefinitely extended life spans lose interest in collecting authenticated hand made goods that can be exactly duplicated especially since computers continually create new art forms.
(x) The ruling intellects of the world, whether human, electronic or linked (Engineer, Psychologist, Economist, Artist, Astronomer, Sociologist, Administrator), must decide whether to grant a request to resource a human-crewed interstellar spaceship when public opinion favours projects closer to home and when robotic interstellar craft transmit more data than can be assimilated.