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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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    Gail . 50+

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    Sep 1 2012: I'm 99% behind you in that. Education, as you said, is key. We are a functionally uneducated people. We are "trained" in certain fields in preparation for certain things, but we are not educated because too much is being withheld from our educations.

    Part of a full-bodied education includes understanding that our economic model is one of many possible social unifiers, and that it may be the worst possible one.

    Another part of a proper education should include study of who and what a human is. If more people understood that we do in fact manifest our own realities, so we may as well take control of our thoughts, emotions, & feelings in order to manifest the most beautiful life possible, we could assure ourselves of how well we take care of ourselves, and in this way, let money (including barter) go without mass riots, hunger, and other social ills.

    I don't think we can get to your better future until we go through my process. Life doesn't work the way we have been taught that it does. My preferred economy is the gift economy. We give and accept gifts -building social bonds - but never in payment for services or products. Where our economic model is based on scarcity, the gift economy - that never plunders resources - is based on prosperity.

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