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I have about ten different articles about #3Dprinting houses, other than the current report (26 Feb 2015) from The Guardian I am now sharing. I will post them soon.

The Guardian wrote:  "In the developing world, low-income housing could be erected en masse, while speedily printed structures would provide disaster relief or temporary homes for refugees."

#buildings #houses #housing #lowincomehousing
Hailed as a housing solution for slums and a rapid response to disaster-stricken communities, 3D-printed architecture holds a lot of promise. But what problems lie behind its production, and can we realistically expect our cities to be printed?
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I do believe it is the future. I know where i live, construction workers are mostly criminals who rip people off. Labor is often stretched, deadlines are never met, and the final bill is always higher than what you agreed to at the start. I would love to see this tech move in and make owning your own house easier and more affordable. 
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"A single kilometer-sized metallic asteroid could supply hundreds of times the total known worldwide reserves of nickel, gold and other valuable metals."

Prof Fredrick Jenet and Prof Teviet Creighton,
26 January 2015, Daily Mail.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2927045/Will-interstellar-space-travel-save-humanity-Scientists-predict-artificial-homes-space-reality-say-warp-drives-answer.html

#PostScarcity #resources #resourcescarcity  
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Lifehacker (1 Feb 2015): "The Raspberry Pi is easily one of our favorite DIY devices, and today a brand new model is available. The Raspberry Pi 2 features a quad core ARMv7 running at 900mHZ (that's about a 6x speed increase) and 1GB RAM (double the Model B+'s). It's still just $35. It can also now run Windows."

#RaspberryPi  
The Raspberry Pi is easily one of our favorite DIY devices, and today a brand new model is available. The Raspberry Pi 2 features a quad core ARMv7 running at 900mHZ (that's about a 6x speed increase) and 1GB RAM (double the Model B+'s). It's still just $35. It can also now run Windows.
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I have been thinking of changing the page name of Post-Scarcity Warriors, regarding negative attitudes to Social Justice Warriors. What do you think? One possible alternative that comes to mind is Post-Scarcity Awareness or Post-Scarcity Aware, suggestions welcome.
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Keep the name, change nothing.
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Change it. A change would be good.
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+Jennifer Grove yes I understand but I think the final form cannot be determined one way or another, there is only one possibility for PS, which means no one can tell you how it will be. 
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"A world in which we can learn anything online for free."

“...we can even see how eventually that digital abundance could help us reduce the amount of physical scarcity.”

Wow! #PostScarcity and #BasicIncome could really take-off in 2015.

There is steady, or accelerating, growth of awareness regarding these issues. This video is a great step forward regarding awareness. While I agree policy change is vital, I think we also need tech to become more refined, more efficient, for true Post-Scarcity.
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Recording devices are increasing becoming less scarce. In the not too distant future everything will record everything. Information is power.

#smartphones #IOT #internetofthings  
In Michigan, a police officer stops a man who apparently was doing nothing wrong. They both pull out their mobile phones and film each other.
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Petitioning All business and political leaders.

Support basic income with a view to everything ultimately being free.

Technology continually reduces scarcity, efficiency increases, which means wealth increases. With each passing year we do more for less. Goods become cheaper despite inflation.

Consider how the price of aluminium in the 1840s was greater than the price of platinum or gold. Inefficient technology made aluminium refinement very costly, whereas in the year 2015 people throw aluminium foil away because it is very cheap.

Mobile (cellular) phones are another example of progress toward free goods. The first phones in 1983 were priced at around $3,900 according to CNN, whereas a vastly superior phone could be bought for less than $10 in 2014. One phone was priced at 99 pence in the UK during late 2014.

#BasicIncome is free money. It's a totally unconditional Welfare payment basic enough to sustain a person regarding food, housing, energy, clothing, communications (basic necessities).

The issue of basic income is now becoming a compelling topic because robots are replacing human workers.

#TechnologicalUnemployment is a realistic concern, but basic income should more importantly be implemented to reflect the increasing reduction of scarcity, the increasing abundance entailing cheaper goods.

Many commentators are becoming aware of basic income, but at the time of this petition there is little awareness of the next stage where everything is free. The future will entail all jobs being obsolete. The idea is robots will perform any job ultra-efficiently no later than year 2045, thereby creating essentially limitless resources, infinite abundance, which means everything will be free without anyone needing to work. Automation will also fix all humanitarian problems.

I am sure the vast majority of people would prefer not to work, if they could have everything for free, but some people think people need jobs to have a purpose in life. Supporting this petition is about supporting basic income with a view to everything being free, and it is about supporting the idea that people don't need jobs to have a purpose in life.

I think purpose comes from the mind, the individual, not externally via being forced to work. I think the world be more purposeful if the purpose of people was purely to have fun with family and friends permanently, a permanent holiday, without any work commitments, in a world where everything is free.

Similar to the 1840s technology, regarding aluminium, we will soon enter an era where we unleash limitless abundance. Prof Fredrick Jenet and Prof Teviet Creighton wrote: "A single kilometer-sized metallic asteroid could supply hundreds of times the total known worldwide reserves of nickel, gold and other valuable metals." NASA estimates the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter, could support life and habitat from 10 quadrillion people.

If you want to live in a world where basic income is implemented, with it ultimately leading to everything being free, which means nobody will need to have a job, please sign the petition.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/07/09/cooper.cell.phone.inventor/
https://twitter.com/hashtag/BasicIncome
https://twitter.com/hashtag/technologicalunemployment
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2927045/Will-interstellar-space-travel-save-humanity-Scientists-predict-artificial-homes-space-reality-say-warp-drives-answer.html
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20050092385
Technology continually reduces scarcity, efficiency increases, which means wealth increases. With each passing year we do more for less. Goods become cheaper despite inflation. Consider how the price of aluminium in the 1840s was greater than the price of platinum or gold. Inefficient technology made aluminium refinement very costly, whereas in the year 2015 people throw aluminium foil away because it is very cheap. Mobile (cellular) phones a...
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"A single kilometer-sized metallic asteroid could supply hundreds of times the total known worldwide reserves of nickel, gold and other valuable metals."

Prof Fredrick Jenet and Prof Teviet Creighton,
26 January 2015, via Daily Mail.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2927045/Will-interstellar-space-travel-save-humanity-Scientists-predict-artificial-homes-space-reality-say-warp-drives-answer.html

#asteroids #PostScarcity #resources #abundance  
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The Post-Scarcity Warriors name will change, that was the result of the previous poll. Now I am trying to decide what the new name will be. Please vote on these choices. If you choose the aware/awareness option please state in the comments which one precisely (aware or awareness) you prefer; the reason they are together is the poll only allows a total of five choices.

If you have a choice not mentioned please comment.

#PostScarcity  
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Well, going by the sounds of the words, 'scarcity' and 'aware' contain the same vowel sound -- punchier for sure.
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Public Domain Project FREE STUFF!

"In the Public Domain Project’s expanding archives you will also find clips of everything, from rocket launches to film of old New York to very, very early cat videos, to, of course, mushroom clouds. I imagine that some future Chris Marker could make creative use of this stuff indeed, and if they need a score, they could use a concerto for pizzicato and ten instruments, Chopin’s “Nocturne in E Flat Major,” or maybe “Johnny Get Your Gun.” Alternatively, they could part out the very first documentary and use the Public Domain Project’s bits and pieces of Dziga Vertov’s Man With a Movie Camera." http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/the-public-domain-project-makes-10000-film-clips-free-online.html

"One of the coolest things about this project is that, as with nearly any free resource, people will almost certainly find ways to use the Public Domain Project in ways we can't predict. We'd love to see projects like a supercut of vintage space footage, a film remix in the style of Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily?, or even a modern take on the nuclear bomb montage from the end of Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. All the clips are embeddable and many are byte-sized, so we may even see them sprout up as new memes and reaction GIFs, and hopefully many more projects we haven't thought of yet." http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/10000-film-clips-now-available-for-free

#PublicDomainProject #free #openculture  
Royalty-free video marketplace Pond5 unleashes 80,000 public domain videos, images, and more—available to artists for free—on the Public Domain Project.
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Personal drones are becoming cheaper, less scarce. Remember though drones are a relatively new product, on the market. In the 2020's drones will likely become much cheaper and smaller, increasingly efficient.

Daily Mail wrote (12 Dec 2014): "As cheap as £28 [$44], they're Christmas must-haves. But after a near-miss with a plane at Heathrow... Are Drones the ultimate boys' toys or a godsend for snoopers and terrorists?"
It is estimated that more than 30,000 drones will have been bought by British consumers by the end of the year — a high proportion of them as Christmas presents.
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Interesting video discussing disruption regarding technological growth. I see this video as a good example of socio-political disconnect during the the interim transition to Post-Scarcity, the phenomenon of being unaware what the technological changes signify, the point before the changes exist in an embryonic state but have not yet fully bloomed.

"Vinay Gupta is the designer of the hexayurt, a modern disaster relief shelter alternative to the tent. In this talk, he will be discussing social cohesion and Open Source, the profound disorientation caused by nanotechnology and nanomaterials and why Edward Snowden probably marks the beginning of the end of "business as usual" for the rest of our lives."
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Introduction
Monetary constraints are essential to regulate scarce resources. Post-Scarcity means everything is free. Scarcity is a deeply ingrained socio-economic mode of existence therefore people often cannot believe how absolutely everything will be free by year 2045. Educating people about this financial freedom is a tremendous battle.

Beyond scarcity,
in the future, 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 crime, no wars, 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.

Technologists are continually improving the capabilities of machines; 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.
Our resources will essentially be limitless. Everything in a Post-Scarcity world is superabundant similar to the free air we freely breathe each day. Click here to watch a video explaining how early 3D-printers are good examples of Post-Scarcity precursors.

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 there could be turbulent. We are elite cyber-commandos skilled in the art of intellectualism, cerebral-JKD, harmony, love, and propaganda. We facilitate a smooth transition into the world of total freedom. Via our skillful brainpower we explain how goods and services only cost money due to scarcity. We explain how prices will be obsolete. We are open to changing world; we flow along the path of no way.

If you have news or ideas to share please join the community for PS Aware: Singularity Thinkers.

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TACTICS

Your mission is to 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. We bravely defy disbelief regarding our free future. We decrease the turbulence of the transition into freedom. We are PS Aware, 2045th legion. We dare to win. We open minds because Post-Scarcity is a colossal explosion of intelligence.

We are pacifists therefore we enter the battle arena armed only with our intellectualism. We highlight how all conflict in the future will be obsolete due to a superabundance of resources. All conflict stems from scarcity, even religious conflict, thus we must educate people about the looming Post-Scarcity epoch.

We are the ultimate intellectual Ninjas. The way of Post-Scarcity Aware is the art of fighting without fighting. All conflict stems from scarcity therefore we neutralise conflict by explaining how everything will be free. We use our intelligence to bypass the defeatism of our enemies. 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

Soon we will fully explore Space. The 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.

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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.

DISCLAIMER: The Post-Scarcity Aware does not under any circumstances condone or encourage any illegal activity such as piracy. Despite reporting from time to time on the topics of file-sharing, copying of data, and other similar issues, we strongly urge all people to obey the law.
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