[ 10/2/20 ]
There is no technology that can do that in and of itself. All technologies are tools, it is what we choose to do with them that matters.
And if we use it wisely, then fully automated production (from mining to manufacture to delivery) is a key enabling technology. It allows us to go post-scarcity, and have everyone have all that they reasonably need to do whatever they responsibly choose.
It enables us to mitigate many sets of risks that have no other realistic mitigation strategy.
Another technology that would be very useful and game changing is indefinite life extension. Combined with the automated systems, it will enable levels of wisdom and freedom never before seen.
And as mentioned at the start, the technology is neutral, it is what we do with it that matters.
If we give it to everyone, so that everyone has the same levels of security and freedom, then it can be a great enabler – and it requires responsibility.