Quora – You wake up immortal and with $1,000. What’s your plan to be a billionaire?

Quora – You wake up immortal and with $1,000. What’s your plan to be a billionaire?

Do everything I can to disinvent the concept of money, and get automated technology to the point that it can meet the reasonable needs of everyone on the planet.
Explore and develop non-market methods for stable cooperative systems that maximize individual freedom and security.

Competitive scarcity based games (like markets) are antithetical to long term life and liberty of individuals generally.

Competitive game spaces always tend to reduce liberty for the majority, and as such tend to increase the risk to all (as in the long term such injustice breeds revolution and increases the risk of violent death – particularly to those at the top).

As someone with the biological option of living on indefinitely, it would be in my personal self interest to investigate systems that produced the smallest possible risk to life on the longest possible time-frame, and produce the greatest degrees of liberty possible (acknowledging that all real systems have limits and boundaries required to sustain their form, and as humans are the most complex and multi-leveled systems we currently know of, we have many levels of necessary complex and context sensitive boundaries, which demands of each of us responsibility in respect of those boundaries – in both social and ecological contexts). At higher levels we call such things morality.

So nothing at all simple.

An ongoing exploration of risk minimization balanced with freedom maximization; with eternal exploration of the uncertainties involved in those highly context sensitive sets of boundaries.

And anyone who has seriously explored such strategic systems will be clear that security and freedom are optimized in cooperative systems, and competitive systems both increase risk and reduce freedom (contrary to current economic dogma).

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) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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