Jument: The fact that so many of us live such comfortable lives while so many of us starve is horrific. The fact that we are horrendously wasteful, doubly so.
Ghastly: DerAppie:Personally I think that a post scarcity world will be a world at war. If we can get anything we want for free, well, a lot of people will get a lot of weapons and teach those infidels/heathens how it is done.If I can live a live of ease and leisure with my every material desire catered to with the push of a button why would I possibly want to risk death just because somebody else in some place else is liking something I don't like.It's easy enough to convince people to kill one another for the benefit of the rich when they're poor and miserable and life itself isn't much better than death. You don't see a lot of comfortable billionaires signing up to become cannon fodder.
brantgoose: I just love that picture. I don't know what these guys are hunting, but it's damn funny that so many of them are doing it at the same time.Duck season! Rabbit season!
poisonpill: 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.+1These "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.
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 noun to live a adj lifestyle. 10 million noun will let you lead pretty much as adj a life as 100 million. The problem is there are a group of obsessive hoarders who see noun as nothing more than a way to keep score. To them their worth as a noun is based on how much noun they make. As long as the noun in power see noun as the measuring noun of personal worth then they will do everything in their power to verb the inevitability of a post noun 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 ...
Glancing Blow: I hate it when:I drop my Mercedes off for service and the loaner car has the dealership name all over it.I go to Petrossian and they're out of Beluga.I have to go to a coop board meeting.My accountant can't do my taxes without meeting with me.I have to listen to subordinates complain about mandatory United Way contributions.The firm raises the "voluntary" contribution to their favorite PAC.
untaken_name: The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.
I should be in the kitchen: I hate it when I go to see the latest big Hollywood blockbuster, and the damn AC in the theater is cranked up to "Arctic". Ugh. That means I have to bring my jacket to the theater. Probably not a big deal to most people, but it's Prada. Each time, I am so afraid I will get popcorn oil on it, requiring dry cleaning. It ruins the whole experience.One would think in this day and age we wouldn't be subject to such vexations.
Igor Jakovsky: Spanky McStupid: I hate when I'm in a foreign country and they don't speak English.I hate it in when I'm in my country and they don't speak English/ducks
cman: As long as scarcity exists then poverty will, too.
Ishkur: untaken_name: The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.Ah! Look upon us, people -- the rallying cry of the sociopathic Austrian Libertarian Objectivist autistic, proudly exuding the cold, sterile logic of Aspergers-cultivated rationality.He doesn't care about people therefore you should not either. Bow to his colorless worldview; grey, emotionless, and coldly detatched from the emotional reality of humanity.
fusillade762: TheMega: I have to agree with the pickle one... I like pickles on my burger, so everyone who doesn't like pickles and still gets them on their burger can just suffer!!! SUFFER I say!/pickleI just hate it when I bite into a pickle on my burger and don't get all the way through it and it comes off in one big piece pulling a bunch of other toppings off with it.
cman: As long as scarcity exists then poverty will, too.Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.
Ishkur: "Flash Player upgrade requiredYou must download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to view this content."I already have the latest version of Flash.Why is Facebook stupid?
peasants_are_revolting: These folks need to actually visit the developing world, especially Asia and Africa. It is difficult to find someone who truly has no access to the Internet, and almost everyone I've met has at least a cell phone.
IamAwake: untaken_name: The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.If pleasure and suffering are pointless merely because the ones suffering or experiencing pain will be dead 200 years from now, then why not just off yourself now?That is seriously the most idiotic argument evah. Actively participating in subjugating a dozen or so people into a life of extreme poverty? Lol wut? They die eventually anyway lolz.
I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: Ishkur: "Flash Player upgrade requiredYou must download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to view this content."I already have the latest version of Flash.Why is Facebook stupid?Sounds like a First World Problem....
untaken_name: Do whatever you want. Inevitably, it will matter about as much as your opinion. Well, okay, more than your opinion, of course.
Ghastly: 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.
untaken_name: Because I'm a selfish being, and unlike everyone else I'm honest about it.
Precision Boobery: My Sudanese manservant saw this as part of his "Internet Video Taster" duties. I am sad to say that his tea-time silly dance for my amusement was markedly less ebullient.
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Ghastly: 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.
Ishkur: untaken_name: Because I'm a selfish being, and unlike everyone else I'm honest about it.Wrong. People are not inherently selfish.What you really are is a dick. You read Ayn Rand and decided that the only true way to live is to be a dick. That's fine, but the vast majority of people don't want to be dicks.That doesn't make you honest. It just makes you a dick./dick
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