- dingle mcringleberry
- Westford, MA
- United States
Student , A brainwashing clinic
A supercomputer that would turn said problem (consumerism) into the solution.
Most would agree, that consumerism is a horrible aspect of American life, and it would be best if we rid ourselves of it.
This idea would only be put to good use in the case that a majority of people are plagued by consumerism, and the pursuit of happiness for many has turned into an aspiration for the newest product or piece of technology.
This idea would not be useful for those who are not affected by consumerism, and are happy with their current situation and do not need products to achieve happiness.
This idea is also only useful under the circumstance that consumerism can not be reversed. (a strong case could be made to support the assumption that it will not)
Okay, so here it is. People these days are always looking to get the new product. What will make me happy? The new iphone came out, now I can call and text at the same time. That will make me happy! It sounds ridiculous, but it happens way too commonly. These people are completely caught up in achieving happiness by obtaining products and material things. Although much harder, it is possible to obtain happiness through material goods.
Here is what this supercomputer would do, and what it would be.
People would go out and buy these smaller, very powerful, "mini supercomputers". They would enter their current situation, how they feel, where they want to be, and how they want to feel. The computer would then calculate what they need to do to reach this threshold of happiness that they aspire to reach, and pinpoint what they are doing wrong. These supercomputers would determine how they need to go about living in order to be happy.
Now, this concept can also be applied to government. Everybody has their plans, and everybody knows what they need to do. Now, they all upload this information to the central supercomputer, and utilizing the technology of the future setting this would be possible in, it calculates what the country as a whole has to do in order to become a utopia.
This is a brief summary