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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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"Haven’t you heard? You can make your own 3D filament nowadays from plastic granules (10X cheaper than filament), or even by recycling old plastic! Except if you’re recycling plastic you will have to shred it first…"
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Cheaper Space travel via #3Dprinting is a brilliant example of how #PostScarcity is coming via technological progress. Limitations in all areas are being transcended.

CNBC (8 June 2015) wrote: "Companies looking to launch satellites into space typically spend anywhere from $10-50 million per launch but thanks to 3D printing, those costs are set to drop in a big way." https://archive.is/0MhxI https://web.archive.org/web/20150608081340/http://www.cnbc.com/id/102681427
Companies looking to launch satellites into space typically spend $10-50 million per launch but 3D printing may see those costs drop in a big way.
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In the future there will be no jobs. What is the solution? The only solution is everything will be free. This is Post-Scarcity. We are approaching the age where scarcity ends, which means money will not be needed to regulate-restrict scarce supplies. You won't need to pay anyone to do anything, we will all be totally self sufficient via robots, automation, doing everything for free.

NPR, 18 May 2015: "From the self-checkout aisle of the grocery store to the sports section of the newspaper, robots and computer software are increasingly taking the place of humans in the workforce. Silicon Valley executive Martin Ford says that robots, once thought of as a threat to only manufacturing jobs, are poised to replace humans as teachers, journalists, lawyers and others in the service sector."
The machines have long been used in manufacturing, but Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, says they're now poised to replace humans as teachers, lawyers and even journalists.
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Times are clearly changing.

The Guardian (19 May 2015): "Statisticians said this was the first time the CPI had fallen since official records began in 1996 and the first time since 1960 based on comparable historic estimates."

We are heading towards everything being free, but #economists are resisting logic.

Our economic systems are backwards, contradictory. Economists are clueless.

Why is #deflation or #negativeinflation a bad thing? It is actually logical to see a "sustained fall in the cost of living" because technology entails ever cheaper, more efficient production.

Rising costs is utterly illogical, in total contradiction to the reality of what #technologicalprogress is.

The Guardian (19 May 2015): "The Bank of England had already forecast inflation would turn negative at some point this year but predicted it would soon pick up again. Economists agree there is little reason to fear the UK will fall into outright deflation, which is regarded as a sustained fall in the cost of living, not a temporary decline below zero."

The sane economic system would be deflation to zero price.

Despite inflation we have already seen how aluminium in the 1840s was more expensive than gold of platinum, whereas in the year 2015 people regularly throw aluminium foil away after cooking because it is so cheap. Likewise mobile phones in 1983 were priced at around $3,800, whereas in the year 2015 a vastly superior phone can be usually be purchased for $10 or less at the cheapest end of the scale. Those and many other price decreases are all despite inflation.

Inflation is a truly insane economic model.
Headline CPI figure of -0.1% is first negative inflation figure since 1960 fuelled by lower air fares and ferry ticket prices
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#Austerity is actually a negative-growth factor.

The Guardian (29 April 2015): "When the IMF laboriously put together a new database of austerity measures derived from actual changes in spending and tax rates, it found that austerity has a consistently negative effect on growth."
The long read: The case for cuts was a lie. Why does Britain still believe it?
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The following article (Business Insider, 18 June 2015) regarding a marketing promotion, for the TV show Mr Robot, is not really free money in the normal Post-Scarcity manner of robots increasing efficiency.

Free money in any context, however, does indirectly highlight how technology is increasing efficiency thereby allowing such promotions to happen.

Likewise the incidental topics of robots and hacking in popular culture are noteworthy illustrations regarding how robots, and technology empowerment, are becoming less scarce.

Business Insider wrote: "The cable network has partnered with social video and popular gamer community, Twitch, and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) for a campaign that will erase $100,000 in consumer debt over 72 hours." https://archive.is/F2Wuw

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Robot_%28TV_series%29

#MrRobot #hacking #freemoney  
Cable channel partners with Twitch to draw gamers and millennials to its new hacker drama.
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Technology Review (8 June 2015): "Predicted lithium shortages are leading to novel technologies for recovering the element, now found mostly in salt lakes in South America."
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C.H.I.P., Linux-powered computer.

ZDNet (11 May 2015): "A crowdfunded project to bring to market a $9 computer has blown past its initial goal of $50,000 to raise over $500,000 in a few days."
Summary:A crowdfunded project to bring to market a $9 computer has blown past its initial goal of $50,000 to raise over $500,000 in a few days. But what does $9 buy you?
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#Poverty is associated with lifespan-scarcity or telomere-scarcity (shortening of #telomeres is a sign of ageing and poor health).

Daily Mail (11 May 2015): "The results are based on the finding that people in disadvantaged environments have shorter telomeres — DNA sequences that generally shrink with age — than their advantaged peers."

The Daily Mail added: "The research follows a similar study by Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University last year which found stressful environments can impact the DNA of children as young as nine."

#poorpeople

The Huffington Post wrote: "The new study found that low-income residents of Detroit, regardless of race, have significantly shorter telomeres than the national average." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/08/poverty-race-ethnicity-dna-telomeres_n_7228530.html

The linked news report is based on this reserach: http://hsb.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/04/30/0022146515582100.full.pdf?ijkey=i9EQ5hpDJlBQ3Q0&keytype=finite
The Stanford Center for Advanced Study found that people in disadvantaged environments have shorter telomeres — DNA sequences that generally shrink with age — than their advantaged peers.
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If you are able to vote in the coming May 2015 UK election, the Green Party is the only party to choose. The Greens support the idea of #basicincome although they call it Citizens' Income.

The UK Transhumanist Party (TPUK) also supports the idea of basic income, but the TPUK are only fielding one candidate at this stage, furthermore their basic income policy is less clear then the Green policy, which means they will have no power to implement BI/CI even if their one candidate was elected.

Free money, a free unconditional Welfare handout (BI/CI), is a great step towards the Post-Scarcity situation where everything is free. The Green Party supporting BI/CI is a very encouraging sign of progress because while they are not a massively popular party they are well known and reasonably respected.

#VoteGreen #UKelection #Greens #GreenParty #election #voting #citizensincome #universalbasicincome #unconditionalbasicincome #UBI

Here is the Green Party CI manifesto:

Citizens' Income

EC730 A Citizen's Income sufficient to cover an individual's basic needs will be introduced, which will replace tax-free allowances and most social security benefits (see EC711). A Citizen's Income is an unconditional, non-withdrawable income payable to each individual as a right of citizenship. It will not be subject to means testing and there will be no requirement to be either working or actively seeking work.

EC731 The Citizens' Income will eliminate the unemployment and poverty traps, as well as acting as a safety net to enable people to choose their own types and patterns of work (See EC400). The Citizens' Income scheme will thus enable the welfare state to develop towards a welfare community, engaging people in personally satisfying and socially useful work.

EC732 When the Citizens' Income is introduced it is intended that nobody will be in a position that they will receive less through the scheme than they were entitled to under the previous benefits system. Children will be entitled to a reduced amount which will be payable to a parent or legal guardian. People with disabilities or special needs, and single parents will receive a supplement.

EC733 Initially, the housing benefit system will remain in place alongside the Citizens' Income and will be extended to cover contributions towards mortgage repayments (see HO602). This will subsequently be reviewed to establish how housing benefit could be incorporated into the Citizen's Income, taking into account the differences in housing costs between different parts of the country and different types of housing. (See more here).

http://policy.greenparty.org.uk/ec.html#EC730
https://archive.is/ubRm6
https://web.archive.org/web/20150505123057/http://policy.greenparty.org.uk/ec.html

Read about the TPUK here http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/twyman20150405 and here http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/cyborg-supporting-transhumanist-party-appoints-5494746 http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tmuk20150105
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Apparently recent reports (March/April 2015) about the Large Hadron Collider being on the cusp of finding parallel universes are wrong. It is a shame we are not yet close to finding parallel universes, but is good to see science progressing regarding an understanding of our universe.

The Huffington Post demystified the news via this report (25 March 2015): "One of the biggest mysteries in modern physics is why gravity is so much weaker than the other known fundamental forces (electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces). While we have no real idea why this is true, one idea was proposed is that there exist more dimensions of space than the familiar three in which we live." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/don-lincoln/misleading-science-black-_b_6934296.html

The point is the LHC is searching for tiny extra dimensions, mini-black holes, not parallel universes.

Here are two reports about LHC parallel universes: http://metro.co.uk/2015/03/24/is-the-hadron-collider-about-to-find-a-parallel-universe-5118569/ http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/565315/Scientists-at-Large-Hadron-Collider-hope-to-make-contact-with-PARALLEL-UNIVERSE-in-days

I think parallel universes will eventually be discovered. Aside from current incorrect reporting the idea of parallel universes actually has strong scientific validity, but even if there is only one universe our universe has more than enough matter to end scarcity.

Here is the link from where recent reports originate: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269315001562

#universe #paralleluniverse #Space #scarcity #matter  
Black holes are the signature of subatomic extra dimensions, not parallel ones. Plus remember that these extra dimensions are ones from which electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces are excluded. So there is no possibility of making a...
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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/

RBE: criticise


"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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