James Fuller

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James Fuller
Posted about 1 year ago
Technology is not only transforming the way we live, but will very soon redefine what it means to be 'human'. What will happen?
As technology improves, people spend less time on "work". This makes them have more time to think and resolve outside ideas/problems. I believe the next big change to be the reliberalization of Africa. When the continent starts providing the bare essentials to the citizens of its nation-states a new market for Western and Eastern goods will emerge. Due to the lack on influential people, this market will be mostly people who need inexpensive aids to their every day life. As more of these things come out, they will have exposure to the same information as everyone else. When the aids perform as intended (make it so that people spend less time working and more time doing what they want) there will be another (roughly) billion people thinking about what would make the world a better place. Even if there are 99999999 people like me who are constantly obsessed with making the world better without actually doing much for every 1 who does something new our species will benefit greatly.
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James Fuller
Posted about 1 year ago
Free Market?
This question seemed to be asking if government should exist, and to further point out a generally correct conclusion about what would happen if all governments in the world were dismantled and replaced by absolute laissez faire- meaning zero rules about what is bought and sold or why. If all rules were abolished (like many a forum post promotes) people would do things that are currently illegal (slavery is probably an easy example, but ignoring safety or highly discriminatory hiring practices could also result in the conclusion postulated). People would get together and not do business with groups that don't meet or exceed what the social standard is. That might leave slavery and other barbaric methods intact. However, these groups of people would effectively form a state- basically the products that the majority do not want would be unavailable to even those in the minority due to the cost of doing business. However, even a state consisting of a democracy that requires a supermajority to pass regulations cannot prevent black markets. There are markets for intoxicants and prostitutes/slaves in every country in the world. The easiest way to reduce the impact of non-human products is to legalize, study, educate, and treat. Prostitution can be dealt with in much the same fashion. Slavery must remain illegal as individuals must be allowed to proceed as they see fit (because a liberated individual is more likely to make good decisions for society due to self-interest).