Tag Archives: Abundance

Fair distribution of resources

How do we decide for the common good? What is the fairest and most just method of distributing goods? [ 6/December/21 ] Why is the “common good” part of this question? What does that even mean? What we each need … Continue reading

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Scarce resources

In a world of scarce resources, globalization without new technology is unsustainable. Can you explain politely? [ 4/December/21 ] What resources are actually scarce? Energy? Oil is limited, but the sun isn’t. Every year the sun delivers the equivalent of … Continue reading

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What could end world hunger?

What could possibly end world hunger? [ 8/November/21 ] Would be nice if it was as simple as Just Dan’s answer, but it isn’t. Sure, we produce enough food to feed everyone now, and even in the wealthiest and most … Continue reading

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Is it possible to get over population under control?

Is it possible to get the world’s over population under control? It is the number one cause of so many needless problems.[Changed to How can we control population growth] [ 25/April/21 ] Like several others here, I assert that the … Continue reading

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Quora Why can’t we just eliminate poverty through sheer will

Why can’t we just eliminate poverty through sheer will? [ 15/April/21 ] Sheer will by itself does nothing. Will power applied to systems over time can achieve outcomes. Eliminating poverty depends very much on how one defines it. If one … Continue reading

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Society without work?

What happens in a society where no one had to work and people had free food, water, shelter, and medical care? [ 14/April/21 ] No one has actually tried it, so it is conjectural, and as someone who has been … Continue reading

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On Jobs AI and the future

Why have we not lost our jobs when the Apple trees can automatically produce apples? Why would we lose jobs when AI or robots work in the future? [ 1/April/21 ] Because previously, for an apple to be available to … Continue reading

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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Quora – Which things do you want to change in your society?

Which things do you want to change in your society? [ 8/8/20 ] I want everyone to be taught, and to understand that money is a very useful tool in a limited set of contexts, but is a very poor … Continue reading

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