Sunday, July 12, 2015

A ‘Star Trek’ Future Might Be Closer Than We Think - The New York Times

Make it so

"When everything is free, said Mr. Saadia, objects will no longer be status symbols. Success will be measured in achievements, not in money: “You need to build up your reputation, you need to be a fantastic person, you need to be the captain.” People will work hard to reach those goals, even though they don’t need a paycheck to live.

Felix Salmon, a senior editor at Fusion whose imprint at Inkshares will publish “Trekonomics,” says not everyone would strive for greatness in a post-money economy. In general, society might look more like present-day New Zealand, which he sees as less work-obsessed than the United States: “You work to live rather than the other way round.”"
A ‘Star Trek’ Future Might Be Closer Than We Think - The New York Times
Post a Comment