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Implementing a Star Trek Economy

Implementing a global holistic Star Trek economy, here on Earth, that is based on the needs of mankind and not the acquisition of wealth. Where our incentives would lie in bettering ourselves and those around us. Where we would live beyond the need for money, politics, poverty, war, national border and social stratification.

Through technological abundance and automation of labor this is not just feasible, but rather easy to attain. And with an educated population the transition to such a society would be much smoother when the predicted economic collapse, which is seemingly looming upon us, breaks out.

With that, I hope for a healthy and fun discussion on this topic and sharing of many other great ideas that can help build a better future for us all. LLAP.

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    Sep 2 2012: God god! You socialist/communist/fascist evil monger!!! Just kidding. The world has been driven by capitalism and consumerism for the past 100 years and until we completely eat our own legs and have nothing left to stand on, we will continue to foster a competitive, exploitative, dystopian way of life. I think the world, unfortunately, needs a rude awakening - as Roddenberry wrote about in the pre-Star Trek myth - they had a massive war that nearly wiped out mankind - before we can actually begin to address this. Perhaps future generations will be able to realize and attain this, and our job at this time is just to imagine that future and keep trying to design and accomplish it in small ways everywhere over and over again....

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