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November 21st, 2012, 21:31
Originally Posted by Asdraguuhl View Post
@D'artagnan

Some questions:

1. How is hard work rewarded?
There is no hard work required. Hard work is rewarded with the result of it.

2. How is incompetence and lazyness dealt with?
It's not. It has no detrimental effect on anyone except those who would want to be competent and active but aren't.

3. Will everyone get the same "amount" of luxuries or are some privileged?
Everyone will have the same access, yes. No one is priviliged.

4. What role will vice play?
Vice is a subjective term - and that will not change.

5. Will there be birth control in order to avoid an exponential growth of the population that the Earth would not be able to support?
It will be controlled if it interferes with the survival or basic needs of other people.

6. What measures will be taken if some members of the new generations do not agree with this world view and do not cooperate?
Agreement is not required. However, if people won't work within society - they're exiled.

7. Will there be censorship of any kind?
I consider it unfeasible to have zero censorship - but I would want to support as little of it as possible.

8. How much time is there between a petition for a luxury item/service and the actual delivery?
That would depend on the luxury item and the delivery technology.

9. What if someone accidently eats some of the best Spanish cured ham and goes on a crusade to convince the population to slaughter all pigs for consumption?
Slaughter of pigs is not acceptable - and will result in exile, more than likely.

10. Will beer be considered a luxury or necessity for people of German origin?
(Btw, will there be Paulaner weissbier?)
There is no distinction based on nationalities. Beer is a luxury item.

11. Can people choose the graphical locations for their houses?
They can request a location - but it will be based on availability first - and time of request second.

12. Assuming that entertainment (i.e. music, film, sports, games, etc.) is a luxury, how is it treated?
Treated in what way? People are free to produce these kinds of entertainments - as far as resources are available and they're willing to cooperate to create them.

After creation, consumption is free for everyone - naturally.

13. Will there be an army and/or police force?
Crime will be all but impossible, based on a built-in biological monitor in every single member of the world society. This will include positioning, biorythms and all feasible details that can be monitored. All this information will be networked to every member of society at all times. Essentially - there will be no outward secrets of any kind.

That said, the vast majority of crime motivators will be non-existant.

Law enforcement is likely to be required at some stage in some form. It will depend on the response to living in a society extremely unfamiliar to us. If such a force is required - it will be obligatory learning for all members of society who're capable of enforcing it.

My suggestion is to prepare for it and put it in place - but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that we won't need it.

14. There will apparently be no cars but will there be other means of transportation?
Yes, there will be a society-wide public transportation system - most likely lifted from the ground - and built for efficiency and lastability.

Well, there are many more questions but I have to stop somewhere. After 20 years of thinking about it I am positively sure that you have a very well argumented answer for each question .
I am but one person. I have possible answers to the most common questions. That doesn't mean I have the perfect answer for every question. It would be stupid to suggest so.
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