Mars Colony

kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence

Huge Mars colony eyed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk

Put the $80 Billion into developing self building, self repairing production systems, and creating an age of abundance, where everyone on earth has all their survival needs guaranteed.

With abundance achieved, money becomes meaningless (as money is a measure of market value, and market value has a scarcity function, and anything abundant {with zero scarcity} therefore has zero monetary value).

With abundance, and security, and technical production capacity, we can cooperate to achieve whatever we want.

Creating artificial G inside large rotating habitats is relatively easy.
The moon is a great source of mass. Taking just 1% of the Moon’s radius, and processing it to create large spinning hollow tarraformed cylinders gives us enough mass to construct 50 times the land area of the earth, in near earth orbit.

Enough for quite a bit of expansion.

Relatively easy to do if we put enough self replicating robotic systems to work.
Once we produce a system of machines that can duplicate themselves in two weeks, then within two years, all of this becomes possible.

Once we start to think and act beyond economics and scarcity, and start to envisage what we can do with abundant production, and abundant energy from the sun, most of the problems we have now go away very quickly.

Most people are trapped by thinking in terms of money.
Money has been a useful myth, but is rapidly outliving its utility for humanity.

Time to start thinking beyond money, to start creating systems that unleash and empower the productive capacities of every human mind.

And I doubt anyone has any real idea what will result.
I am confident that the result would be far more fun for almost everyone than the reality that most live in today.

What could we achieve with one final grand challenge for money – to be the tool of its own demise.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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