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I propose a world with our "work" or "jobs" based around education and machines/robotics doing our actual work.

Less time working. More time learning. More leisure time with family and friends.

Can we turn the money system that we are all part of now into a learning system that will benefit human kind? People have been scared of robotics taking over their "jobs" in the past and present but should this really scare us? In my eyes, this means we are on the verge of evolving from our working system. This would free people from their jobs and allow them to concentrate on what is more important not only for them but for the whole human race. I believe we could use the military's system of pay in the educational system. For each level of education you complete, you are bumped up. What better way to help the human race is there but by giving more incentive to go to school and keep learning through your whole life? Nothing in this world actually costs a thing. It is people charging people. We are focusing our lives too much on money. This money system is taking us down the wrong path.

Robotics are now becoming something that can be used for the greater good. They are not just tools to be used for businesses to profit from. We now see concepts of fully autonomous vehicles. Whole factories can be ran by machines. Soon we will have the technology to apply robotics to many or even most jobs that we think we "have" to do.

Wouldn't this be a bright future? People going to school for life. Our job would be to educate ourselves so that we can help build a better future. Think of the intelligence level of the average person. Think about how much we could improve upon if this system was put in place.


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    Jul 21 2013: Let's not underestimate the praxis in life. Learning is obviously important but removing work from the equation could have devastating effects in my opinion. After all, we learn in order to put the acquired knowledge in practice. If people were to be free from toil and spend their time as they please, what would be their motiveation to learn?

    I am affraid that depite good intentions it could result in the return of savagery.
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      Jul 21 2013: “Our labour preserves us from three great evils -- weariness, vice, and want.” --Voltaire, 'Candide'
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        Jul 22 2013: Is that sarcasm?

        Seems like ignoring things that you should be recognizing and coming to terms with.
    • Jul 22 2013: We learn all the time now -- we call it "making mistakes." I think this idea is a good one, but only if we re-define what constitutes 'work'. Anything we do that contributes to the betterment of ourselves, another person, or our culture as a whole should be valued every bit as much as digging a ditch or running a corporation is now. Imagine if every person's time were valued equally whenever they were engaged in creating art, learning new things, teaching, building, designing -- anything at all. I believe we also need to change or measure of the national economy -- gross domestic product includes all manner of product that is only created because of sickness; we should include health and well being of our citizens as part of the calculation. I am not sure how this could be done, but this is at least a different way of thinking about it.

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