Quote from Barnzy on the 4th of January 2012:
Whilst we're at it, lets get rid of human nature...
don't even start about human nature, greed, violence and hate are not human nature at all, these are qualities that get driven into us by the environment we live in. people are not born with hate, violence or greed are they? and if never exposed to it they will never develop it. the true 'human nature' is to desire the things we need. food, water, shelter, love and to have some sort of social connection. people are completely a product off their environment, this is also why in the Venus project there would be almost no crime. if you are familiar with what is called an 'epigenetic' effect, you will know that almost no type of human behaviour comes down to 'genetics' everything that happens to someone in their early developmental years actually mutates the genetic coding in their brain.
the nurture of a person and the social relations that person is exposed to will completely determine ones 'nature'
when dealing with violent behaviour, people rarely look at the predispositions that make someone violent, we tend to just accept that there are violent people and punish them. There was actually a case study done in Isreal where violent offenders were not sent to prison, instead they were sent to live in the kibbutzim, which is a community in isreal with incredibly low rates of violence. This is much like the equivalent of the Amish or other pacifist communities throughout the world. Any way, it was discovered that these criminals in fact did 'learn' to live in a peaceful environment and have since showed no signs of violent behaviour.
Quote from Budqe_ on the 4th of January 2012:
only 3 percent will have to work? you cant possibly think that is possible.
this is not just an estimation, technology could physically do it right now if put into place, and given the 'funding'. the completely mechanization can already be seen in most factories completely self reliable. but the technology exists to replace the construction industry to. have you heard of 'reprap'? reprap is a 3 dimensional printer, it creates real physical objects drawn on the computer and creates entire products in one process. this is nothing new, the unique thing about reprap is that it prints all of its own parts. meaning if you have one you can make another one and give it to a friend and so on. from anything to a hammer to the entire body of a auto mobile in one go. this technology is considered 'contour crafting' and has the potential to if applied to a larger scale, build an entire 2000 square foot home...in a day.
the greatest thing about this is the efficiency. there i no waste product, to be disposed of harming he environment, the time to build is significantly reduced, there is no need for human labour. when I say this you might also want to consider that the construction industry also has the highest fatality rate, far above ANY other field of work.
@missfire, sorry it s hard to fully elaborate in so few words. the answer is YES this is all able to be done right now with the technology we have today,and there is more than enough for everyone. the world would actually be in a global abundance of resources if it was not so privatised and worked at a common goal. if we intelligently managed the resources and had no technological hold back when it came to cost.
there is so much I have not covered as I couldn't fit it into a essay small enough that the people on CG would bother to read it. if anyone really is taking interest in it download these torrents, they are completely free and the site promotes their distribution. if you only watch one of them, I highly recommend at least watching 'moving forward' as it is the mos relevant to what have been talking about.
keep th questions coming guys