3191Re: [nanotech] economics, nanofacturing, and the social implications
- Jun 2, 2003--- paulc@... wrote:
>As for capitalism being created for human need, I"capitalist" devices can preserve these >emerging
>concur, and I also concur that humans will not become
>obsolete because, well, the stuff is really for
>them...what is dangerous is that the few at the top,
>if they can utilize patent cencorship and >other
technologies for themselves, make them so >expensive
that only the few can afford to enjoy their >benefits.
If it gets to the point where there's a huge disparity
between the rich and poor because of technological
advances, how about doing something similiar to what
Alaska does with its oil companies? All of the people
in a certain area could be "shareholders" of the
corporations that reside there and would receive a
portion of the corporation's profits, a dividend.
Since economics pretty much just deals with the
allocation of resources and capitalism deals best with
scarcity I just wonder if capitalism can really exist
in an age of true abundace. Something like
Anarchosyndicalism might be a better type of system.
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