How would society change if everything we needed to survive was provided for?
What would happen to us if whatever we needed for basic survival was provided to us without any consequence? I am not talking about a form of communism, but more like a garden of Eden, where everything is bountiful and no end is in sight.
How would society be different? Would we self destruct out of boredom? Would we stop producing art if there is no drive for financial gain? Do you think we would produce art otherwise strictly for social status? Would those who have no drive to produce crafts decide to harm others due to boredom?
I would like to think that many would definitely self destruct leaving only those who are truly interested in pursuing crafts and scholarly work.
As a side question, if the outlook of this situation is positive, shouldn't we, as a society, focus on technology to obtain this? (Renewing energy and Von Neumann machines and such)