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Dennis Michael
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A spin off of the post "Do you buy into our future as imagined by Star Trek?" where money doesn't exist in the fictional Sci-Fy.

What would the world be like if money did not exist?

You can travel anywhere or own anything you desire, money is meaningless!

What would you do?

One rule: You cannot own or rule over another person.
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I would continue writing and doing shows, and everything else that I already do, except without having to worry about the bills.
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1: quit my job
2: start drinking
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I would see how many Whoppers I could eat in 30 minutes...
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As far as I can remember, this is the scenario in the last chapter of the book "The history of the world in ten and a half chapters".
When people die they go to heaven where they can do just what they want without money or fear of harm. The conclusion is interesting, when they have done everything possible they just cease to be as they have no incentive to keep going.
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Everyone would be rich
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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I'm sure there will always be some way to keep score.
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Dennis Michael
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On 2011-12-07 17:19, tommy wrote:
Everyone would be rich


Everyone now is rich, but they don't see it.
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There will always be the have's, and the have not's.
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Free drinks?

Everyone would be drunk quite a lot of the time... Smile
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That's part of it... drink until you need an artificial kidney, then drink more, keep replacing parts, the liver, and the heart. Eventually your brain will die and so will you.

Then again, there is the artificial liquor served on the enterprise which simulates drunk, but can be instantly wiped from you system. (No-Hangover)
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Guess that is why it is "Sci Fi" the Fi or Fy standing for Fiction. It does not exist. Never will exist. It is fiction. Just fun to ponder.

I would havea to say it is the "Impossible Situation".
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On 2011-12-07 07:08, mastermindreader wrote:
I would continue writing and doing shows, and everything else that I already do, except without having to worry about the bills.


Glad to here that although I doubt it is true with most. I also wonder if you would have an audience to perform for? It reminds me of a story I heard from Jeff McBride where he performed a show at the birthday party of a very rich celebrity. Everyone was so drunk at the location that no one had any real interest in anything Jeff did. To here Jeff tell it, it was quite a sad and depressing experience. I wonder if that is how most people would behave given the premise of the thread.

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That's the kind of audiences that I'm used to given the joints I frequently work.

:eek:

But now that I think of it, if I lived in a world without it, I think I would go ahead and invent money. If I didn't, I'm sure someone else would. I mean, if you can't pay someone to do the menial but necessary tasks in a society, who would do them?

Good thoughts,

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Well, I put more money into my sport than I get out of it, so I'd still do it if I didn't have to pay Smile
And my other activities too.
Pretty much everything I do these days is because I love to do it. Whether that's magic or jitz or playing with heavy objects.

I'm not getting any money or credits for the work I'm doing in the Social Psych lab either. I volunteer because it's fun and interesting. Well, it does look good on my resume too.
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On 2011-12-08 17:31, mastermindreader wrote:
That's the kind of audiences that I'm used to given the joints I frequently work.

:eek:

But now that I think of it, if I lived in a world without it, I think I would go ahead and invent money. If I didn't, I'm sure someone else would. I mean, if you can't pay someone to do the menial but necessary tasks in a society, who would do them?

Good thoughts,

Bob


That's got me thinking, in a world of holodecks and food synthesizers, it seems like the most powerful individuals would be the maintenence workers who know how to keep those things running.
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On 2011-12-08 17:37, critter wrote:
That's got me thinking, in a world of holodecks and food synthesizers, it seems like the most powerful individuals would be the maintenence workers who know how to keep those things running.


They're not now. Why would they be then? Smile
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It just dawned on me that it is impossible to keep Dennis's rule that you cannot rule over or own someone.

Knowledge would be the substitute for currency. Those with the knowledge would automatically have the power.
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I don't see what good it would be to have the power of maintenance. What could you get that you couldn't have otherwise?

OTOH, what motivation do the maintenance guys have to do their jobs?

This is all so confusing.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Everyone has a role, everyone knows their role and everyone does their rule for the betterment of the community. I can't quite place it, but this premise does remind me of a short story I read long ago.
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