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2013-02-05 06:31:01 PM

sycraft: Also, funny enough, you'll find people in 3rd world countries still have and complain about trivial issues from time to time. They are different ones, but they are still there. It's just human nature.


I  agree. But you also have to agree that there are also at least some people who  are completely ignorant about the plight of others who also have a tendency to complain about completely insignificant shiat.
 
2013-02-05 06:31:30 PM
I hate the fact that I only make 89k when I should be making 91k.
 
2013-02-05 06:32:58 PM
I was right there with them up until the end. What's so wrong with not wanting pickles? Can't a man get a sandwich without a damn pickle once in a while! What is this, Soviet Russia?
 
2013-02-05 06:33:50 PM
Please, Everyone that we made feel guilty donate money so that only 10% of which you give actually goes to the people it was meant for and we can keep the other 90%. Thank you for your donations. Here is a pic of some random poor kid I found on the internet.
 
2013-02-05 06:33:51 PM

Ponzholio: shanrick: mah spoon is too big.

When you have ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.


If one can't turn one of ten thousand spoons into a shank then one does not deserve whatever goodness a knife would have brought into one's life.
 
2013-02-05 06:34:48 PM
I care just enough to post that I don't care.
 
2013-02-05 06:35:33 PM
Ghastly: In a post scarcity world a persons worth will be measured by what it is they create and contribute to the human experience, not how much personal wealth they can hoard. The very concept of such a culture scares the living hell out the people who view money as a way of keeping score because hoarding money is the only talent they have. doesn't bother people a bit because the entire premise is farking retarded since your replicator won't provide health care or haul away your trash.

FTFY
 
2013-02-05 06:37:11 PM
Ghastly: We have plenty of resources, but in order to make our modern world work we rely upon a workforce of people to perform millions of mind numbingly dehumanizing, crappy jobs. The only way to get people to perform these countless shiatty jobs is to create artificial shortages of resources so that people will be forced to perform these jobs in exchange for the means to exist.

Yes, please tell me how we systematically create artificial shortages of "resources" (commodities or consumer goods?). Focus your answer on how competition can also exist in such a system.

2/10, got me to respond
 
2013-02-05 06:37:16 PM
My iPad won't play the flash video.
 
2013-02-05 06:37:58 PM
i1207.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-05 06:38:00 PM

Ghastly: RedPhoenix122: cman: As long as scarcity exists then poverty will, too.

Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.

Well, as long as people are making money off scarcity, at least.

Precisely! And it's not even a matter of people wanting to be rich to live a comfortable lifestyle. 10 million dollars will let you lead pretty much as comfortable a life as 100 million. The problem is there are a group of obsessive hoarders who see money as nothing more than a way to keep score. To them their worth as a person is based on how much money they make. As long as the people in power see money as the measuring stick of personal worth then they will do everything in their power to fight the inevitability of a post scarcity economy.

We have an economy based upon when it comes right down to it, drudgery. We have plenty of resources, but in order to make our modern world work we rely upon a workforce of people to perform millions of mind numbingly dehumanizing, crappy jobs. The only way to get people to perform these countless shiatty jobs is to create artificial shortages of resources so that people will be forced to perform these jobs in exchange for the means to exist.

Eventually technology will eliminate the need for human beings to perform the drudgery tasks that keep civilization functioning. Once that happens there is no reason for the artificial shortages to be maintained.

Think of what you would do if you lived in a post scarcity culture. Forget for the sake of argument how that culture was created but assume that the technology exists to grant people whatever material needs they might have. What would you then do for your life.

Some people might live a life of pure hedonism but many people would want to find some way to give meaning to their life. Some people would follow their passion for science, some people would follow their passion for art. This of all the non-crap jobs that are in the world right now. You could probably think of one or two you would wan ...


Then the Singularity will happen, and the robots will kill us all.
 
2013-02-05 06:38:44 PM
t.qkme.me
 
2013-02-05 06:38:46 PM

BKITU: My employer blocks Facebook, so I have to wait until I get home to look at links like this. =(


If my employer blocked Facebook there would be a mutiny. Our company is on Facebook. We wouldn't be able to see our own company page.
 
2013-02-05 06:38:50 PM
Just getting hot water out of the tap, or lying in a nice quilt covered bed, when it's 10C outside, makes me think about how bad off some people are. And what I consider bad probably isn't even realistic. Reality is probably worse.
 
2013-02-05 06:39:03 PM

RedPhoenix122: cman: As long as scarcity exists then poverty will, too.

Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.

Well, as long as people are making money off scarcity, at least.


As long as accumulation of wealth exists, then poverty will too.
 
2013-02-05 06:40:06 PM
Something, something.... Theory of Relativity.
 
2013-02-05 06:41:20 PM
I agree with all that, but really, its all subjective isn't it? One man's garbage is another mans treasure and so on....
 
2013-02-05 06:42:44 PM
i hate when some douche bag tries to make me feel guilty or responsible for having ancestors that, through hard work, foresight, and cooperation, have managed to create a better world for their children so that they do not have to live a life desperate poverty and horrifying violence.

I also hate when this tradition of each generation building upon the accomplishments of the last, and instilling their values into the next, to create a progressively better society is derided as some kind of unearned privilege.

/do i win?
 
2013-02-05 06:42:47 PM
"Flash Player upgrade required
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I already have the latest version of Flash.

Why is Facebook stupid?
 
2013-02-05 06:42:57 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: I agree with all that, but really, its all subjective isn't it? One man's garbage is another mans treasure and so on....


you saying they want our fat chicks?
 
2013-02-05 06:43:24 PM

Propain_az: "I hate when I say no pickles and they still give me pickles"

Classic!  I LOL'd.


When I was in HS and had friends that worked in fast food, they'd give people who asked for none of something, extra, like extra pickles, extra onions (to my knowledge they only did it to friends, and with things that could be taken off)
 
2013-02-05 06:43:58 PM
thumbpress.com
 
2013-02-05 06:44:25 PM
best first world problem (i think from an image floating around)

I want to text at the red light but I keep hitting green lights.
 
2013-02-05 06:44:57 PM

umad: Ghastly: In a post scarcity world a persons worth will be measured by what it is they create and contribute to the human experience, not how much personal wealth they can hoard. The very concept of such a culture scares the living hell out the people who view money as a way of keeping score because hoarding money is the only talent they have. doesn't bother people a bit because the entire premise is farking retarded since your replicator won't provide health care or haul away your trash.

FTFY


Nor will it change human nature. Humans fight. And hate each other. And acquire. Regardless of what needs are being satisfied. IF post scarcity is even achievable, it won't be the universal balm Star Trek imagines it will be.

Unless maybe there's an outside force that MAKES humanity discard differences. Which even then, seems unlikely, humans being humans and all.
 
2013-02-05 06:46:15 PM
Wait a farking minute. Third world countries have thriving cell phone industries.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/may/30/mobile-phon e- developing-world-elearning

In Kenya, mobile phones have become an integral part of cash transfer schemes, enabling poor people in urban areas to buy food. In remote rural areas of Peru, computers provided by the Euro-Solar programme are fuelling an appetite for learning among children. And the senior US political adviser Alec Ross - acknowledging the galvanising influence of social media on the Arab spring - has described the internet as "the Che Guevara of the 21st century".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4020259.stm

www.phonecardmall.com

When they don't it's because of their governments standing in the way.
 
2013-02-05 06:46:51 PM
Thanks for the reality check. May I be truly thankful for all my blessings.
 
2013-02-05 06:49:03 PM
I hate it when Farkers waste an opportunity to say stupid shiat and instead discuss world problems.
 
2013-02-05 06:49:44 PM
And these people really should try out on of these.

http://obamaphone.net/
 
2013-02-05 06:50:16 PM
Reminds me of that old Overclocked cartoon, "Quitting the Scene"

Those who followed the emulator scene in the late 90s / early 2000's might remember it.
 
2013-02-05 06:50:29 PM
I hope my wife remembered not to get olives on the pizza she ordered.... I really hate that.
 
2013-02-05 06:51:09 PM
Rather, comic strip.
 
2013-02-05 06:51:13 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-02-05 06:51:51 PM
A tree fell in the woods and I didn't hear it.
 
2013-02-05 06:52:24 PM
I hate it when my favorite website changes their layout and I have to click a "Raw HTML" button to post things the way I used to post them.
 
2013-02-05 06:53:05 PM
Third world meaning not aligned with the West or the Soviets? Like Switzerland?
 
2013-02-05 06:53:13 PM

umad: doesn't bother people a bit because the entire premise is farking retarded since your replicator won't provide health care or haul away your trash.


And you think that the technology that would make a post scarcity economy possible won't be able to create an inexhaustible workforce of robot slaves because....?

Like I said, we live in an economy based on drudgery. Eliminate the drudgery and there's no need to maintain scarcity to force people to perform such tasks.
 
2013-02-05 06:55:12 PM

Charlie Chingas: I hate it when Farkers waste an opportunity to say stupid shiat and instead discuss world problems.


I agree. WTF is wrong with people?! All you have to do is sit there and say something slightly snarky and I might laugh about it. But no, instead you bring doses of reality into it! I already farking live in reality, I don't need more of it when I get on the internet!
 
2013-02-05 06:55:14 PM
js530:
Yes, please tell me how we systematically create artificial shortages of "resources" (commodities or consumer goods?).

I've forwarded your question to De Beers.
 
2013-02-05 06:55:38 PM

Ghastly: We have an economy based upon when it comes right down to it, drudgery. We have plenty of resources, but in order to make our modern world work we rely upon a workforce of people to perform millions of mind numbingly dehumanizing, crappy jobs. The only way to get people to perform these countless shiatty jobs is to create artificial shortages of resources so that people will be forced to perform these jobs in exchange for the means to exist.



I can sort of sympathize with your ideals on a hypothetical basis.  I mean, you want everyone to have good things and be happy.  Who can argue with that?

But food and ipods don't fall from the sky without working for them.  They just don't.  You have to work for it.  Even the physical laws of thermodynamics tells us it is a universal truth.  And scarcity is not artificial.  We really are depleting the worlds oceans of life, and destroying the fertility of soil for short term population gains, even water is increasingly in short supply, the global water crisis is real.

Look, I'm right there with you.  I'm a lower-middle class first world schmuck who has to work a 60 hour week for a living.  But I just simply do not believe there is some secret stash of infinite resources being hidden from us by an evil cabal of costumed villains.
 
2013-02-05 06:56:32 PM

Lollipop165: Rapmaster2000: That could have done better with that premise.  The "first-world problems" were too trite.  I think it was their intention to make them very trite, but it just makes the comparison not as relevant to your viewer because your first world viewer will just say "well, I'm not like one of those people that complains about forgetting to take a phone to a bathroom" and now they sort of let themselves off the hook from donating to you.  I would make the problems real things that people biatch about, but are glorious problems to have in the third world.


Something like "I can't decide where to go out to eat tonight" would be right on point.

I agree the problems are too trite. I think they should have gone with things we've actually heard that people REALLY gripe about, not just common annoyances.

Some things I've actually heard in my life include:

"My husband just came back from Italy and he got me the WRONG Gucci sunglasses! WTF?"

"UGH my parents got me the WHITE iphone for Christmas. I wanted black!"

"I can't believe my parents won't pay for my rent any more. Do they even know how expensive it is to live in New York?"

"Omg why does it take so long for my Keurig to make a damn cup of coffee??"

and so on and so forth.

/yuppie problems


Did someone really get upset because of sunglasses?

Really?

Please, for the love of all that is holy in the world, telle that did not really happen
 
2013-02-05 06:59:15 PM

Precision Boobery: You know what's worse?  Second-world problems.  Nobody gives one single shiat about them.


That's because everyone wants to give Montana, North Dakota and Maine to Canada.
 
2013-02-05 06:59:41 PM

sweet-daddy-2: I just hate it when third world problems are used to make me feel guilty.


It's not like you did anything to them, personally. Hell, it's not like finishing every meal would suddenly mean that Indian kids won't starve.
 
2013-02-05 07:01:07 PM
Smgth:

Unless maybe there's an outside force that MAKES humanity discard differences. Which even then, seems unlikely, humans being humans and all.

Humans fight each other because of scarcity. The tribal difference that make us hate are simply social constructs to get us past our natural aversion to warfare. If everyone on earth had a "magic" box that granted them anything they want nobody would be able to risk giving up their comfortable life of pleasure and risk being killed just because somebody else likes to open their eggs on the wrong end.
 
2013-02-05 07:02:19 PM

Uzzah: Rapmaster2000: That could have done better with that premise.  The "first-world problems" were too trite.  I think it was their intention to make them very trite, but it just makes the comparison not as relevant to your viewer because your first world viewer will just say "well, I'm not like one of those people that complains about forgetting to take a phone to a bathroom" and now they sort of let themselves off the hook from donating to you.  I would make the problems real things that people biatch about, but are glorious problems to have in the third world.

Something like "I can't decide where to go out to eat tonight" would be right on point.

Or, "I wasted a minute of my life watching a video whose execution didn't live up to the quality of its premise."


That's the spirit.  Kind of like "I'm only using the internet because my job is boring or there's nothing on TV."
 
2013-02-05 07:02:45 PM

Rapmaster2000: That could have done better with that premise.  The "first-world problems" were too trite.  I think it was their intention to make them very trite, but it just makes the comparison not as relevant to your viewer because your first world viewer will just say "well, I'm not like one of those people that complains about forgetting to take a phone to a bathroom" and now they sort of let themselves off the hook from donating to you.  I would make the problems real things that people biatch about, but are glorious problems to have in the third world.


Something like "I can't decide where to go out to eat tonight" would be right on point.


+1

These "first world problems" are shared by like nobody. Maybe the 'I hate it when I go to the bathroom and forget my phone' is legit, the others are either completely made up or just so ridiculous it's shared by nobody. 'My house is so big I need two wifi routers'? Please. If your house is that big, you probably just have somebody set up your wifi for you.
 
2013-02-05 07:03:37 PM
ThrobblefootSpectre:
But food and ipods don't fall from the sky without working for them.

And when technology makes it otherwise, what then?
 
2013-02-05 07:04:24 PM

Precision Boobery: You know what's worse?  Second-world problems.  Nobody gives one single shiat about them.


You vill give a shiat about dem ven you're ROTTING VIT DEM IN SIBERIA! GUARDS!
 
2013-02-05 07:04:30 PM
lolsnaps.com
 
2013-02-05 07:05:12 PM

Precision Boobery: You know what's worse?  Second-world problems.  Nobody gives one single shiat about them.


In second world, problems have you!
 
2013-02-05 07:08:08 PM

Ghastly: Precisely! And it's not even a matter of people wanting to be rich to live a comfortable lifestyle. 10 million dollars will let you lead pretty much as comfortable a life as 100 million. The problem is there are a group of obsessive hoarders who see money as nothing more than a way to keep score. To them their worth as a person is based on how much money they make. As long as the people in power see money as the measuring stick of personal worth then they will do everything in their power to fight the inevitability of a post scarcity economy.


I hate living in a country which got billions of dollars from international aid over the decades but is still a shiat hole because we can't keep a government at a minimal honesty/compassion level.
 
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