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NASA Technical Report, 2005: "Beyond Mars, the belt asteroids have been calculated to contain enough materials for habitat and life to support 10 quadrillion people." http://archive.today/UpB1m (http://goo.gl/oSZZvU or http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20050092385).

People who think #PostScarcity is impossible, or if they think there are enough resources on Earth (if their views are limited to Earth), they have not grasped the magnitude of our incredibly resource-rich universe. The belt asteroids between Mars and Jupiter are one example of abundant matter in our solar system. The universe is much bigger than our solar system.

Unfortunately in year 2014 technology is scarce. It is difficult to reach beyond Earth then efficiently harvest the bounty of Space. We need more sophisticated  technology to truly grasp the limitless wealth of our universe. There is a scarcity of ultra-sophisticated technology, it is so scarce it has not yet been invented in the year 2014. Thankfully by 2045 at the latest we will have gained the requisite technology. It is likely rudimentary asteroid mining will start sometime in 2020s but the technology will only mature sometime close to 2045.

This limitless wealth, in the not too distant future, could be an incentive to implement #basicincome in the year 2014. The point being we are approaching Post-Scarcity therefore there is less need to cling to wealth.

Estimates vary but generally people agree there are around 100 to 200 billion galaxies in the universe. Space.com wrote: "Estimating how many galaxies are throughout the universe is a tougher job, however. Sheer numbers is one problem — once the count gets into the billions, it takes a while to do the addition. Another problem is the limitation of our instruments." http://www.space.com/25303-how-many-galaxies-are-in-the-universe.html

In our galaxy, the Milky Way, there could be 400 billion stars and 100 billion planets, according to Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way

Huffington Post wrote: "If the Milky Way has a total mass of 2.5 trillion solar masses and 10 percent of this total is in stars, then we have about 1 trillion individual stars!"  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-sten-odenwald/number-of-stars-in-the-milky-way_b_4976030.html

NBC News states there are 8.8 billion habitable Earth-size planets in the Milky Way: "Astronomers using NASA data have calculated for the first time that in our galaxy alone, there are at least 8.8 billion stars with Earth-size planets in the habitable temperature zone." http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/8-8-billion-habitable-earth-size-planets-exist-milky-way-f8C11529186

New Scientist wrote: "Our galaxy is brimming with small solar system lookalikes. More than 300 planetary systems reminiscent of our own have been found in data collected by NASA's premiere planet-hunter, the Kepler space telescope. The discoveries add to the unexpected diversity of exoplanets that exist in the Milky Way." http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25119-hundreds-of-mini-solar-systems-found-in-the-milky-way.html

TIME wrote: "According to the new analysis, a whopping 22% of sunlike stars have planets more or less the size of Earth in their habitable zones. That adds up to about 20 billion Earths in our galaxy alone, says lead author Erik Petigura, of the University of California, Berkeley." http://science.time.com/2013/11/04/so-much-for-earth-being-special-there-could-be-20-billion-just-like-it/

IN OUR GALAXY, but how many galaxies are there?

Space.com states there are between 100 and 200 billion galaxies: "All in all, Hubble reveals an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe or so, but this number is likely to increase to about 200 billion as telescope technology in space improves, Livio said." http://www.space.com/25303-how-many-galaxies-are-in-the-universe.html

One German supercomputer has estimated there could be 500 billion galaxies. Universe Today wrote, in May 2009: "A recent German supercomputer simulation put that number even higher: 500 billion. In other words, there could be a galaxy out there for every star in the Milky Way." http://www.universetoday.com/30305/how-many-galaxies-in-the-universe/ see also: http://rt.com/news/goldilocks-galaxy-billions-planets-241/

10 QUADRILLION

How much is one quadrillion? One quadrillion is one million billion. The global population of Earth in 2014 is less than eight billion. Eight billion is a lot, one million billion is a lot more, and ten million billion is a very large amount. This is what is possible only in one part of our solar system, the asteroid belt.

WATER IN SPACE

A few people have asked about water resources in Space. Planetary Resources answers this question. Here is a quote:

"A 500 meter diameter water rich asteroid has $50B (billion) worth of water deliverable to a deep space fuel depot, even if one makes the conservative assumptions that: 1) only 1% of the water is extracted; 2) half of each load of water is consumed en route for propulsion; and 3) the success of commercial spaceflight causes the cost of Earth-originating launches to drop by a factor of 100. Of course, less conservative assumptions would raise the value of the asteroid to many trillions, or even tens of trillions, of dollars." http://www.planetaryresources.com/asteroids/usage/ http://archive.today/PPX6J

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_belt

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+snakeappletree white-lightning-gate yes I have seen Avatar. Any advanced intelligence will share the same logic regarding any other advanced intelligence because science dictates logic, which means 2+2=4 everywhere in the universe is the same. The reasoning of science will inevitably entail very logical values for truly intelligent entities.
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Fear of #artificialintelligence is unfounded, but it's good to see consideration a post-work civilization. Professor Murray Shanahan, speaking to Nancy Mendoza, regarding a new future of AI centre, asked: "What is a meaningful life in a post-work society?"

This issue arose regarding the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. The quote is sourced from an Imperial College article dated 6 Jan 2016.
Artificial intelligence (AI) expert Professor Murray Shanahan has been speaking to Nancy Mendoza about a new centre that looks at the future of AI.
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There has been amazing #basicincome progress during 2015. Here is one of various news reports, which is in addition to news about Finland and Switzerland discussing-voting for the implementation of basic income, or the basic income trial in Utrecht (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/26/dutch-city-utrecht-basic-income-uk-greens).

This news report in question is regarding a Think Tank stating basic income "...would help reduce poverty traps caused by the benefit system, improve the lot of those in work, and improve fairness." The Independent (17 Dec 2015) added: "During the Labour leadership contest Jeremy Corbyn, who now leads the party, said he was interested in the idea of a “guaranteed social wage” – a similar proposal – but that he believed there were issued [sic, issues?] that had to be worked through." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/replace-the-benefits-system-with-a-universal-basic-income-paid-to-all-citizens-think-tank-recommends-a6777101.html (https://archive.is/zSUen).
The UK’s welfare system should be replaced with a single universal basic income paid to all citizens whether in work or out of work, a think-tank has suggested. Researchers at the RSA say a standard flat payment made to every citizen would help reduce poverty traps caused by the benefit system, improve the lot of those in work, and improve fairness.
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#3Dprinted material absorbs pollution. Technological #efficiency is increasing in many areas.

CNET (12 Oct 2015): "In practical terms, the suit wouldn't make much of an impact. However, it does demonstrate the effectiveness of a material designed by Ozkan and her husband, fellow electrical engineering professor Cengiz Ozkan, along with Ph.D. students Daisy Patino and Hamed Bay." http://www.cnet.com/news/3d-printed-eco-bikini-cleans-the-ocean-as-you-swim/

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The Sponge Suit is made of porous material that cleans contaminants from the ocean, helping to make swimming an eco-friendly experience.
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Phones powered by mushrooms, a cheap and eco-friendly battery.

30 Sept 2015, Daily Mail: "Researchers have created a new type of lithium-ion battery anode using the skins of portobello mushrooms."

#efficiency  
Researchers from the University of California say used mushrooms because they are highly porous - meaning they have a lot of small spaces for liquid or air to pass through - which boosts efficiency.
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A UK #basicincome BBC radio radio programme, lasting 30 mins, starts in 3mins from the time of this post. ‪‪The BBC web-page in question (13 Jan 2016) says:

"Should every UK citizen be paid a basic income, without means-testing or a requirement to work? Lesley Curwen and guests debate proposals for what's being called a Citizen's Income on Wednesday." http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vkj22

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Should every UK citizen be paid a basic income, without means-testing or a requirement to work? Lesley Curwen and guests debate proposals for what's being called a Citizen's Income on Wednesday. The term citizen's income refers to an unconditional income paid by the state to every man, woman and child as a right of citizenship. Sufficient to cover basic needs, rates are set for children, working-age adults and pensioners and are guaranteed regard...
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2015 seems to be the year #basicincome became mainstream, which is a good counterbalance to 2015 being the year of AI fear (Musk, Hawking Wozniak, Gates etc).

In this post we have a basic income trial, The Guardian reported (26 Dec 2015), in the Dutch city Utrecht: "It might be thought that, in these austere times, no idea could be more politically toxic: literally, a policy of the state handing over something for nothing. But in Utrecht, one of the largest cities in the Netherlands, and 19 other Dutch municipalities, a tentative step towards realising the dream of many a marginal and disappointed political theorist is being made."

The Guardian added: "Lucas [Caroline, England Green Party MP] says she will seek a parliamentary debate on the policy in the new year, and will ask the government to look into the feasibility of a “basic income” pilot here." http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/26/dutch-city-utrecht-basic-income-uk-greens

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Utrecht takes step towards paying people a salary whether they work or not
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WOW it is happening, #basicincome is looking set to become the norm in the not too distant future. #Finland is going to implement basic income! Absolutely brilliant! First we will have basic income then no later than 2045 everything will be free.

Quartz wrote (5 Dec 2015): "The Finnish government is currently drawing up plans to introduce a national basic income. A final proposal won’t be presented until November 2016, but if all goes to schedule, Finland will scrap all existing benefits and instead hand out 800 euros per month—to everyone." http://qz.com/566702/finland-plans-to-give-every-citizen-a-basic-income-of-800-euros-a-month/

Quartz added: "It sounds far-fetched, but it’s looking likely that Finland will carry through with the idea. Whereas several Dutch cities will introduce basic income next year and Switzerland is holding a referendum on the subject, there is strongest political and public support for the idea in Finland."
Finland wants to scrap all existing benefits and instead hand out 800 euros per month—to everyone.
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Cheaper technology will empower us and additionally reduce prices.

How to grow a functional 3-D mini-brain for 25 cents.

KurzweilAI wrote (2 Oct 2015): "Brown University scientists have developed a “mini-brain” — an accessible method for making a working sphere of central nervous system tissue and providing an inexpensive, easy-to-make 3-D testbed for biomedical research such as drug testing, testing neural tissue transplants, or experimenting with how stem cells work. (No, they don’t think. Yet.)"
A bioengineering team at Brown University has grown 3-D “mini-brains” of neurons and supporting cells that form networks and are electrically active. This
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I saw this video (youtu.be/YaL3txwf6EI) via Singularity Hub. Their article stated (1 Oct 2015): 

"If you consider how much of our world's systems revolve around scarcity — from basic needs like food and shelter to quality-of-life improving desirables — it's no wonder that the resource-abundant world of the Star Trek universe would seem like utopian fantasy. But every day, advances in science and technology take a step closer to a future that in a word can be described as abundant." http://singularityhub.com/2015/10/01/our-star-trek-like-future-awaits-on-this-weeks-episode-of-ask-an-expert-video/

When we truly have Post-Scarcity, regarding all resources, it will be similar, at the absolute least, to the sunlight hitting Earth every day. Current abundance of food does not reach the abundance of sunlight, thus people starve. When food is equal in abundance to sunlight you can say food is essentially beyond scarcity.

I think the views of Peter Diamandis great but the term abundance is too imprecise. Post-Scarcity better defines the goal, we seek, in clearer terms. Arguably people could, and do, say we have abundance already. People oddly also say we have Post-Scarcity already, but it is harder I think to say we already have Post-Scarcity in the year 2015. 
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Introduction
Monetary constraints are essential to regulate scarce resources. Post-Scarcity means everything is free. It is about all resources being limitless.

The issue is increasing technological efficiency. We do more for less. Increasing efficiency is the reason why the first mobile phones, in 1983, where priced at $3,900; whereas in 2014 it was possible to buy vastly superior phones for $10 or less.

Scarcity is a deeply ingrained socio-economic mode of existence
therefore people often cannot believe how absolutely everything will be free no later than year 2045. Linear technological growth would probably be sufficient to ensure everything is free. Technology is actually growing exponentially, which means we're considering certain freedom via explosive Singularity growth.

Beyond scarcity
there will be no monetary constraints, no economy, no scarcity. This means all the paraphernalia associated with scarcity will cease to exist. There will be no governments, no jobs, no crime, no war, no suffering.

Technology facilitates ultra-efficient usage of available resources. All aspects of technology will become super-ultra-efficient. The accelerating pace of technology will allow us, no later than 2045, to reap absolutely massive rewards from the smallest amount of matter. Soon we won't be limited to Earth. Soon we will easily access the essentially infinite resources of Space. Increased efficiency combined with accessing limitless Space resources means Post-Scarcity is a certainty.

Technologists continually improve machine capabilities. Artificial intelligence is a good example of machine improvement. Accelerating refinement will result in extremely powerful technology able to solve all problems. We will explode into technological utopia. Everything in a Post-Scarcity world is superabundant similar to the free air we freely breathe each day. In July 2012 PBS published a good video explaining how early 3D-printers are good examples of Post-Scarcity precursors, which you may find helpful.

Someone who is Post-Scarcity Aware understands the vast power and importance of PS awareness therefore awareness is raised at every opportunity. Post-Scarcity is inevitable but the route to freedom could be turbulent.

It is important to explain the difference between scarcity and Post-Scarcity because some people mistakenly think significant abundance constitutes Post-Scarcity. The level of abundance regarding Post-scarcity is so extreme it cannot be stopped after attainment; it requires no management or ideology to ensure its continuance, it is self-sustaining total resilience.   

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BASIC INCOME

Basic income (free unconditional money), also called Citizens' Income, is a great prelude to Post-Scarcity therefore we fully support and raise awareness regarding the implementation of basic income. help people understand how civilization will soon progress beyond scarcity. Click here to share this page.

Courageously we parachute into the battle of debate confident of our success.
Similar to water we flow around all obstacles. We will help end water scarcity. We end all forms of scarcity. We fight for freedom. Via awareness we accelerate the arrival of a world beyond scarcity. It is all about intelligence exploding.
 
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RICHES IN SPACE

Abolition of scarcity depends on rapid progress of technology. High-powered computers facilitate continual efficiency-refinement of available resources. Biotech, nanotech, and other futuristic developments such as robotics make our lives easier. Via increasingly detailed knowledge we transcend scarcity. We are exerting control over the universe. Technology ultimately leads to Space colonization.

During the 1840s aluminum was more valuable than gold or platinum but growing technological expertise allowed aluminum to be extracted from the earth very cheaply. Soon our mining capabilities will progress astronomically.

According to Planetary Resources there could easily be more platinum in one asteroid than has been mined in all of history (prior to 2012), therefore soon the essentially limitless resources of the universe will be easily accessible. Our universe is rich with resources.

According to
Asterank, resources from asteroid "241 Germania" will likely to produce a profit of $95 trillion based on year 2012 prices. Obviously the superabundance of resources in Space, combined with technological progress towards ultra-efficiency, means prices will eventually deflate to zero. Less money in the future will buy more resources, progressing towards the eventual point where you can possess a limitless amount of resource for no money.

Deep Space Industries valued have asteroid 2012 DA14 at $195 billion (2013 prices) regarding the asteroid's historic close pass to Earth on 15th February 2013. 

In the future, despite prices being obsolete, we will be infinitely rich regarding any product, service, or resource. Profit does not depend on the existence of money. Profit is relative therefore we can be infinitely rich despite money being irrelevant.

ISS astronaut:
"We're just trying to do a simple thing, which is to remind people back on Earth that the impossible is possible."

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NO JOBS AND IMMORTALITY

Jobs will eventually go the way of heart disease; jobs will be eradicated. At one point in history people were unaware of human biology-physiology; thus people had no idea heart transplants could be performed, there was a scarcity of medical knowhow, but now many people realize a diseased heart is not an insurmountable problem.

People often recognise how diseases such as cancer can be eradicated in the not too distant future. We are continually extending our lifespans; immortality is not too far away. Stem Cell regeneration therapies give us an inkling of immortality. We are learning how Stem Cells will extend our lives indefinitely, there will be no scarcity of lifespan.

Click here to watch a 2012 video explaining how robots are likely to make all jobs obsolete. The video highlights how many politicians, economists, and businesses haven't yet realized how everything needs to be free thus robots taking jobs is wrongly deemed problematic.

Humans do impossible things, we forever transcend our limitations. The limitation of money will eventually be transcended therefore everything will be free. People won't need to work to buy food, shelter, products, or services. We will always continue to be active intellectually and creatively but in the future there will be no jobs where people must work to survive. There will be no need to earn money. Everything will be automated. There will be no financial compulsion or obligation to work. Money will be abolished, redundant, obsolete. Nobody will need to work in the future because everything will be free.

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HOW

3D-Printing is a key factor regarding how technology will reshape the world. When anyone can print any product in their own home this will be a significant step towards Post-Scarcity. Crucially we must consider how 3D-printers are evolving towards increasingly greater efficiency and precision. Researchers are actually working towards 3D-printers able to print any drug.

Plastics are the main material for early 3D-printers in 2012, but awareness is quickly growing regarding printed biological matter. Many mainstream media outlets reported on how 3D-printing will revolutionize the world. One reporter suggested it could be the key to utopia, another explained "how 3D-printing will change absolutely everything it touches," and the Financial Times published a video stating 3D-printing will be bigger than the internet.

At the dawn of 3D-printing people clearly recognised the potential of bio-printing to impact upon food resources or supplies of organs for transplantation. From meat to cars or planes, it will be easy in the future to print anything we desire. Numerous examples in 2012, and earlier, demonstrated solid evidence regarding the value of 3D-printers. Whether the issue is printing organs or blood vessels for transplant, prosthetics such as an artificial jaw, or food, we can clearly see how 3D-printing could easily end many forms of scarcity.

If we consider 2012 advances in synthetic biology, it's easy to imagine a future where AIs or livers grow or are printed on trees. When 3D printers can print entire computers or AI, we will be very close to the end of scarcity because Artificial Intelligence is a key feature of ending scarcity.

EDITING

personal nanofactories, Artificial Intelligence, solar power (energy harvesting-reclamation), Space colonisation, open source.

The following examples of free software show information technology is orientated towards freedom and sharing: Ubuntu, GIMP, SumoPaint, LibreOffice, Audacity. Writing for Aljazeera Michel Bauwens stated the open source business model is deflationary, destroying an estimated $60bn of annual revenue: "Even as it creates an explosion of use value, its monetary value decreases."

Technology accelerates. Every year our devices do more for less. We progress towards ultra-efficiency. Computing potency increases. Processor size and energy consumption
decreases. Formerly batteries and processors were very inefficient and costly. The first supercomputers cost millions of dollars to build, but in the year 2012 a thousand dollars buys a device of equal processing power able to fit in your bag or pocket. IMB expects to create supercomputers the size of sugar cubes with a low power consumption, sometime around the year 2021, running at speeds of "one ExaFLOP/s."

Humans do amazing things. We've made great progress. Our speed of progress is
accelerating. Truly utopian progress will happen when Artificial Intelligence begins to improve its intelligence, which will create an explosive feedback loop, extreme intelligence amplification.

Imagine the latest version of Watson running on sugar-cube architecture in the year 2025. Imagine a super-intelligent version of Watson creating a more intelligent version of itself. Soon we will witness radical solutions to highly intractable problems. Quantum computing is a another example of how our ability to process information will soon leap forward dramatically ... http://youtu.be/ue4z9lB5ZHg

 Quantum computing 

http://youtu.be/_NRmOe1b8_s

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FREEDOM

Everything being free is a bigger issue than financial freedom. Post-Scarcity actually allows people to be "free" in all senses of the word.

A world beyond scarcity is the most interesting and important topic in the history of human civilization.

When everything is "free" in the monetary sense, people will also be "free" in the libertarian sense regarding civil liberties. Post-Scarcity will abolish all oppression. All forms of servitude will become obsolete. We will truly be free. Liberated from money liberated from oppression.


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ANTI-CAPITALIST MISUNDERSTANDING OF POST-SCARCITY

Some anti-capitalists
state: "Arguably Post-Scarcity already exists."

Such statements are a misunderstanding of what Post-Scarcity is. We do live in a world where abundance is at the highest level humans have ever known. It is also true abundance can be artificially restricted to increase prices, but if we abolished all profit-motivated restrictions regarding abundance this wouldn't create Post-Scarcity, it would only create greater abundance within a scarcity-based world.
Unfettered levels of abundance in year 2012 merely constitute a good harvest within a scarcity-based world.

Capitalism does admittedly make our world needlessly difficult. Capitalism does cause immense cruelty, but it is utterly impossible for capitalism to suppress Post-Scarcity. Capitalism could delay the arrival of Post-Scarcity but when Post-Scarcity has arrived it cannot be suppressed.

To help you understand what Post-Scarcity is, I shall bring to your attention one example of Post-Scarcity within our scarcity-based world. Air is post-scarce therefore it cannot be suppressed on any significant scale. Capitalists can not suppress air because it is totally abundant, it is super-abundant, it is post-scarce; this is why air is free. Capitalists cannot tax the air with breathe. People cannot be charged for breathing air because it is impossible to restrict air for people who refuse to pay for it. People will breathe air regardless of the cost. Most importantly there is no desire to instigate a commodification of air because when something is post-scarce people are contented, they are satisfied, therefore they don't need to acquire a surplus, they don't need air profits, because when people have all the air they need they simply cannot acquire more.

This analogy regarding air is imperfect because air is only relatively post-scare. Beyond our planet there is no atmosphere. It should also be noted how people on Earth can be suffocated. Despite air not being a true example of Post-Scarcity it is close enough for you to see how it is impossible for capitalists suppress air. This is why air is free. When we have created a Post-Scarcity world, or more precisely a Post-Scarcity universe, it will be trillions of times more difficult to suppress total Post-Scarcity than it is to suppress air. The super-abundance of air on Earth will seem extremely scarce compared to true Post-Scarcity.

We try to avoid blaming people or circumstances for the lack of Post-Scarcity. We focus positively on the future. We simply create victory.

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Memes: Buckminster, Einstein, Bruce Lee, Camus, Dream.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/risky-business/sxsw-2012-damon-lindelof-ray-kurzweil-297218

"I've actually grown up with a history of scarcity — and wars and conflict come from scarcity — but information is quite the opposite of that."

“This brilliant must-read book provides the key to the coming era of abundance replacing eons of scarcity. Abundance is a powerful antidote to today’s malaise and pessimism.”

http://www.abundancethebook.com/praise-for-abundance/

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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller

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If computers were superabundant, similar to the air we breathe, it would be impossible to restrict the supply, therefore computers would be free.

Money is the most potent symbol of scarcity therefore it's essentially correct to state money is scarcity.

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