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This day could come but right now I'd argue it's the opposite. The people rioting aren't needed by the world economy, yet the world economy still generates enough "excess energy" for this group of people to live on. If the parasitic wealthy kill off the technicians, then yes, this will probably play out.

Theoretically we could have created a society in which all this excess energy was converted to a lifestyle wherein humans simply get to enjoy being humans - but I say theoretically because it would have been (and was) outcompeted by societies who prefer guns.

It's a huge disaster - such a big proportion of the modern world no longer has access to the myths of a good life as offered by their individual cultures, much less the environment that actually leads to happy, healthy humans.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 03:54:20 PM EST
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