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Why capitalism won't work post 2030

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Response to Why capitalism won't work post 2030 2012-06-13 21:56:26 Reply

plop my ass in my backyard with a tent, and I can farm to feed myself, build my own damned mansion, construct my own damned means of creating my own damned electricity, and start collecting the raw materials for all of it, to put together out of my back freaking yard and good tub of algae.

so we would all become self sufficient, making everything we need ourselfs, and basically kill a few industries?


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Response to Why capitalism won't work post 2030 2012-06-13 22:24:39 Reply

At 6/13/12 09:56 PM, tjl1297 wrote:
plop my ass in my backyard with a tent, and I can farm to feed myself, build my own damned mansion, construct my own damned means of creating my own damned electricity, and start collecting the raw materials for all of it, to put together out of my back freaking yard and good tub of algae.
so we would all become self sufficient, making everything we need ourselfs, and basically kill a few industries?

Not even self sufficient. He's under the impression that we'll soon have the technology to create human-like slave robots to do all of our work for us. Basically, he watched the movie "I, Robot" and decided that based on that, the technology was available. After all, how could it not be? He saw it right there in the movie! Movies can't just create things that aren't real, right?


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Response to Why capitalism won't work post 2030 2012-06-18 19:30:58 Reply

At 5/20/12 07:18 AM, Jizzlebang wrote:
At 5/20/12 02:29 AM, Dorkcraft wrote: Truth be told, Capitalism has never "worked".

It has done nothing but destroy the world.
So edgy.

Name 5 conflicts that are a direct result by capitalism. 5 conflicts is peanuts in the near infinite amount of wars or conflicts there's been.

Military-Industrial Complex.

That Is All


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Response to Why capitalism won't work post 2030 2012-06-18 22:38:37 Reply

At 5/19/12 07:54 PM, naronic wrote: This future is going to happen sooner than you think as the projected technological singularity is less than 40 years away.

why 40? is this the friedman unit of the 2010? the next 4 years? the next few decades? is this an arbitrary unit of time you just pulled out of a hat? it's interesting to see when people say "x will fail"...its almost always at least a few decades, that way its kinda far off, but its not far off enough so that it wont happen in your lifetime. i guess its more of a "haha, i called it before everyone else, look who's laughing now" thing than anything else.

When it does come capitalism will be an ineffective strategy of keeping economic balance in the US. America needs a new economic system, quicker than it thinks. Personally I think we need a short switch to socialism in between but that's just me.

as it stands right now, capitalism, or at least this version of it, isnt effective. yes, we need to implement some (more) socialist policies here and there to ensure a safety net for lower income families but america will never become 100% socialist or this or that, nor should it be.