Robotenomics wrote: "In his study Elliot relies on advances in speech, reasoning capabilities and movement capabilities to illustrate how robots and technology can replace jobs. I am in agreement with the general thoughts of the study, although I believe speech recognition is now far more advanced than Elliot states. This element alone will lead to a reduction in many jobs, such as translation over the next five years [up to 2019]."
BBC: "In an office deep in London's trendy Shoreditch, Alex Klein is engaged on a mission. He's assembled a small team - an Israeli, an Italian and a smattering of recent Cambridge maths graduates - to address an important task. They are trying to make the Raspberry Pi more user-friendly." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25014615
Bloomberg video: "Alex Klein, Co-Founder of Kano, discusses his U.K. based company that provides a simple, buildable computer and the impact it could have on communities worldwide." http://www.bloomberg.com/video/a-computer-you-can-build-in-minutes-uTsEDUv9T8~eVDWLRawWFw.html
The Guardian: "Klein and Raz-Fridman, 30, an ex-intelligence officer for the Israel defence forces, thought they could use the Raspberry Pi's cheapness and open source software's flexibility to make computer coding easier for non-techy people:" http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/05/kano-children-programming-crowdsourcing-computer-kickstarter
See also: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000234959 and http://www.wired.com/design/2013/12/for-99-you-can-make-your-own-computer and http://www.businessinsider.com/kano-raspberry-pi-kickstarter-2013-12 and http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303497804579237401817865052 and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexklein/kano-a-computer-anyone-can-make and http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/kano-a-raspberry-pi-computer-that-snaps-together-like-lego-in-107-seconds-8953923.html (http://archive.today/V4L0J).
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The story is a man lent his car to a friend for innocent purposes, although perhaps he was naive. He stated: “I honestly thought they were going to get food..." and he added “When they actually mentioned what was going on, I thought it was a joke..." (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/04/us/04felony.html?_r=0). The friend then committed a felony crime. The man who lent his car was sentenced to life imprisonment for lending his car.
Daily Mail wrote: "You might think the Milky Way is pretty big – after all, it is thought to contain hundreds of billions of stars."
How many galaxies are there? Space.com wrote: "While estimates among different experts vary, an acceptable range is between 100 billion and 200 billion galaxies, Mario Livio, an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, told Space.com." http://www.universetoday.com/30305/how-many-galaxies-in-the-universe/
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.
A Post-Scarcity Warrior is someone who 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.
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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 the PS Warriors; 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 the Post-Scarcity Warriors 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.
► 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."
► 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.
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
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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
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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"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."
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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 symbolisation of scarcity therefore it's essentially correct to state money is scarcity.
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