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How would a utopian society be organized?

What is there economic system? There monetary system? Government? culture? Religion? Law? Medicine? diet? All of it.

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    May 14 2013: Utopia would only be achieved if everyone were a perfect incarnation of Love. The rest would take care of itself.
  • May 13 2013: A utopian society can only work if every person individually chooses to strive to be the best, most moral, most unselfish person they can be. And then they walk that talk. Everything else is just window dressing.
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      W. Ying

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      May 14 2013: .

      Be happy validly!
      Then, anybody will EASILy be "the best, most moral, most unselfish person".

      Be happy validly is EASY if knowing what invalid happiness is.
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    May 14 2013: The fastest way could be a technology being released form in the next few months. Energy for every human to have and use. And a super fast transportation doing away with borders. Cities could be rebuilt for what the planet needs. Dinner time is a short trip to a city that produces nothing but food. You have no need to own anything because you just travel to a city that provides it. The armed forces no longer needed for wars are in place to build the first factories producing the power units. Factories and dwellings are built as interchangeable parts of a ship and moved or placed at will. Every able body has a term of service to do in the city they preform best at.
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    W. Ying

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    May 14 2013: .

    First thing, there should be happy validly,
    no invalid (harmful) happiness at all.
  • May 14 2013: I read a whole book on this once.
    This guy has an imaginary conversation with god and the material he wrote is absolutely incredible.
    Conversations With God, Book 3 Goes deeply into what Highly Evolved Beings do and how their societies work.
    As crazy as it sounds, it is definitely worth checking out.
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    May 13 2013: more power to the people regarding the taxes.
    I wish there was a mixture of liquid democracy and kickstarter regarding our taxes.
    Right now you elect somebody, who appoints somebody, who debates and compromises with somebody how your tax-dollar get spent. And you have no clue or saying.

    What I wish to see: A percentage of taxes is going into a pool and everybody can choose where it flows. It must flow: you don't get your money back, if you don't choose (let's be realistic: if Joe pays 2 dollar less taxes every week, he won't even notice it and will spent it on a coffee.)

    But what if you don't get your money back but can choose projects, which gets your money? Or if you are too lazy to decide on a regular basis, you could just choose a group or individual, who allocates it for you based on their stated goal (Robinson, here take my money! Build schools and educate the teachers.)

    I guess this would spark and finance many non-profit projects and ideas or help existing ones, while empowering and involving the individual.
    Secondly I think that after some months people would see the benefits of it and would agree for a higher "individual taxes" percentage.
    Thirdly it diminishes the reign of the masses (you don't have to convince 51%. You can choose on your own.)

    So basicly "apply free market concept on a percentage of taxes"
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    May 13 2013: Yeah I miss a TED playlist for UTOPIAN SOCIETY

    With talks e.g. as follows

    Neosocialism - beyond fullautomated economy,
    No work & basic income for everybody - realistic?
    Limits to growth 30 years update
    Global population standards - roadmap for better gini coefficients
    The history and future of social science
    The population optimum
    A world population without religion - better?
    the global village based on 100% renewable energy

    I personally like the idea of Martin Ford - lights in the tunnel
    Would be great to see a TED talk of him.
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    May 13 2013: There is a related "featured thread" that starts "Could a few of us get help..."
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    May 13 2013: The free market

    A precious metal backed currency

    A benign monarchy/ save that a representative republic

    A free market culture

    Religious freedom

    A rule of law that does not overreach
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        May 13 2013: Food would not be more expensive, quite the opposite. Sugar is more expensive because it protected by tariffs. Corn is more expensive because it is subsidized as ethanol.Not mention the cost to taxpayer for hugely redundant regulations.Or just letting fields sit fallow from FDR legacy bs, this would be a two for one deal.

        The monarch would be the most efficient but who could be trusted? Are you going to get a Coolidge or a Wilson? A Harding or a FDR? A Cleveland or a Obama? I would say yes with the prior and WTF on the latter.