WeAreAllThereIs (el 14/04/14 a las 10:09 pm)
It's all correct, capitalism is good, capitalism is bad. Pollution from
excess production of goods is real and environmentalism is a direct
response to this behaviour. Capitalism gives motivation for people who
build things (though personally, as a software engineer I can testify that
I have many motivations than just acquiring wealth such as helping and
enabling others, though I do expect to acquire wealth. I also happen to be
more capable of enabling others than other professionals because of the
nature of the ease of distributing software over the internet) and corrects
for people who fail to build things - not everyone succeeds in setting out
to accomplish their goals. Capitalism realizes that the world is
multivariate, constantly changing, unpredictable and also that there are
too many different people in the world to reasonably impose one system on
everyone. It is true that there is vast economic inequality and the top 1%
control 40% of the wealth in the United States. It is also true that
technology exists today that allow people to compensate for their large
living expenses and achieve energy independence (solar power -heat and
photovoltaic, electric/hybrid cars, urban farming, etc). Capitalism allows
for these different options for every individual and allows them to find
their own balance with their purchase, and now there is even an alternative
to cash: digital currency! Imagine Adam Smith having to rewrite his Wealth
of Nations to consider a next level of abstract value on top of the
fractional reserve system created centuries ago and which we still have
today. It's all quite absurd, but it is an absurdness we will take with us
to the next frontier and beyond
TerraRubicon (el 14/04/14 a las 7:41 am)
22 Million hits... and some people thought #TZM was dead..
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Andrejs Zavaruhins (el 13/04/14 a las 8:32 pm)
Jacque Fresco has a good point that one shouldn't blame the system for what
it is. It's evolutionary. We are in a transition. The ideas of the Venus
project are quite lucrative. That's like a whole thinking paradigm shift
from the ground up. Abolishment of the money and the end of perpetual
consumerism. Wow. I wonder if the world leaders and top officials ever
watched the ideas of the engineer.
NomadicLoner (el 10/04/14 a las 1:03 am)
The amount of bullshit in the comments here in regard to intelligent
responses just show how hard it is to make use of this kind of approach to
society. I guess it's an inevitable paradigm shift, but I'm genuinely
affraid of what might happen during such a change.
By the way, this has absolutely nothing to do with religion or other
metaphysical beliefs. Let's keep those out of politics and concentrate on
what might make life right here and now better for everyone.
Ronnie cimsoc (el 10/04/14 a las 1:55 am)
This was okay. There we're parts where I was on board and happy that
someone said something finally...and then there we're other parts where it
was just faulty logic.
Franck Merlot (el 06/04/14 a las 7:11 am)
Scarcity? Think again!
Quote: "Hunger is caused by poverty and inequality, not scarcity."
DestinLe (el 03/04/14 a las 9:19 am)
Great video. The ending did make me chuckle. That shit will never happen,
you can forget it. We're all going out the hard way.
Andrejs Zavaruhins (el 13/04/14 a las 6:50 pm)
The video started off with the description of the Monopoly game. As time
passed societal systems came and go. Socialism, fascism and communism
didn't last. The only viable and sustainable, yet wasteful and unfair
system (in terms of income distribution) that seems to function so far is
capitalism. I believe capitalism is not "the only game in town", but unless
there is a new abundant source of energy that is discovered, a scientific
breakthrough or some new technology invented, the paradigm shift or
changing of the mindset or awakening alone will not suffice. Perhaps in the
future, a more distant future, where resources are plenty and exuberant,
the society will view our age as the primitive Stone age, however developed
and advanced we might think of ourselves now. I wonder if money as a medium
will even exist in the future. Imagine someone asking, "What is money?"
Jumping away from my somewhat utopian mumbo-jumbo, there are specific
measures that can be taken, like the pledge to close tobacco industry and
ban of the illegal drugs. We can't even solve those ones however rational
banning these is.
As we globalize and become closer the societies will inevitably become less
fragmented. Thus, the idea of resource-based economy described in the video
may hold its value, but we might be stuck with dual mode thinking, whereas
what defines where competition ends and collaboration begins? That perhaps
will depend on how open and transparent the societies are. And, any system
will create winners and losers. It's just that the global resource-based
system might lessen the disparity between the winners and the losers.
p.s. Watched "The wolf of the Wall Street" movie some two weeks ago. If
the movie wasn't labeled as a comedy I'd thought most of its characters are
self-serving bastards. Which is not or needs not to be in the real life.
Bless the scientists in all their findings.
Adam Fierro (el 31/03/14 a las 1:38 pm)
The change might not happen during my lifetime, But I and others will fight
to make this happen, to usher in the era of abundance, the era of a
resource based economy, an Earth Economy where every human being benefits
from Mother Earth's nourishment. I really want someday to be a class full
of pupils learning about our devastating horrid, morbid past and laugh at
the mediocre standard of living people lived once. I'll probably won't live
to see that day because there is a lot of work to do, a lot of minds to
free, a lot of eyes to open. But I'm still young and eager with energy to
fight for a better world because the Revolution is now!
Jesus Christ (el 29/03/14 a las 6:10 am)
Zeitgeist: Moving Directly Into My Anus. Cumming in 2015 with your mom
tonguing my balls.