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February 25th, 2002

Plenty. @ 03:07 am

Current Mood: quiet
Current Music: U2 - Until the End of the World

If we don't manage to wipe ourselves off the face of the earth or fall back into technological decline, I don't see a whole lot preventing us from more-or-less having a vaguely utopian society where energy/resource cost becomes negligible. Will we be able to handle it? Will we be able to handle the not having to work for food or shelter? So many people I've known have been drifting and aimless and unknowing of what to do with themselves that I have no idea how people will handle it.
 
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From:g_na
Date:February 25th, 2002 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Wasn't Communism supposed to be that utopian society? The model for the ideal community which worked in theory but fell apart in practice.

I don't know that most people would be able to handle not working. Sure, there's always going to be a percentage of people who will take take take with no intention of giving back, but most people need a raison d'etre, they need a career or a cause or something to work towards, even if it's just putting a roof over their heads.
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From:moof
Date:February 26th, 2002 12:10 am (UTC)
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Just look at how many lottery winners drink or spend themselves at oblivion. When "just surviving" is no longer an end in and of itself, us silly monkeys get quite put out.
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From:jorm
Date:February 25th, 2002 01:19 pm (UTC)
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. . . tiny figures planting corn by the ruins of some abandoned super-highway. . .

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