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The zeitgeist the 2020's


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As Arthur C. Clarke alluded to when he said that power and wealth were to become less and less important in the future the zeitgeist of the future will not be predominated by ideological primitivity as they were in the 20th century with communism and capitalism. The zeitgeist of the future will not be dictated by such savagery of apes as that demonstrated by mass shootings, corruption, and misgovernance. 

 

No the zeitgeist of the future as Sir Clarke once again said will be one where science is the determining factor. We will become not only more intelligent but better critical thinkers. https://www.scientif...foolish-things/

 

Your biases, my biases will be things seen with more distaste and disgust than open defecation is. In fact zeitgeist will be an outdated and obsolete term. William Gibson's "consensual hallucination" will not only apply to our reality as in our spacetime but also to our mutual understanding. 

 

Culture will exist but it will be so nuanced and esoteric that to an outside observer it will seem trivial. Specialization will be out distinguishing factors not such primitive debauchery as race or political orientation. 

 

Again I allude to Sir Clarke who said that neither power nor the acquisition of wealth were worth the time or effort of grown men. I pray we all grow up out of the cesspool of pre-civilization and pre-intelligence in which we currently reside. Of course I do not pray for I wish to remain what dignity is possible in this wretched state. 

 

The Human Condition is defined by our progression not by our clinging to our primitivity and to our savagery. Get a grip you filthy rotting corpse of an ape.  


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Yawn. Whatever.


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Yawn. Whatever.

Insightful input. Very well said my fellow American. 


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I to look forward to a world where chasing wealth is seen as primitive and barbaric. But can you really call me barbaric for doing that when not doing this equates to death or slavery in our society. Call my communism primative all you want, but a world without individual wealth where all needs are guaranteed is inherently communistic and what you are describing is just that.

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I to look forward to a world where chasing wealth is seen as primitive and barbaric. But can you really call me barbaric for doing that when not doing this equates to death or slavery in our society. Call my communism primative all you want, but a world without individual wealth where all needs are guaranteed is inherently communistic and what you are describing is just that.

No having 'needs' met, accepting the possibility that these 'needs' will not be our current 'needs' and that 'met' will not necessarily entail a government, is not inherently communism (a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. - Google). Also did I even mention having needs met in my post? The last time I checked the pursuit of wealth was not the exclusive domain of acquiring shelter and sustenance. 

 

What is more simply because something is necessary does not absolve it of barbarism. 


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No having 'needs' met, accepting the possibility that these 'needs' will not be our current 'needs' and that 'met' will not necessarily entail a government, is not inherently communism (a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. - Google). Also did I even mention having needs met in my post? The last time I checked the pursuit of wealth was not the exclusive domain of acquiring shelter and sustenance. 

 

What is more simply because something is necessary does not absolve it of barbarism. 

 

So you anticipate a world in which people will still need to acquire individual wealth in order to have their basic survival needs met, but we will all grow out of our childish obsession with pursuing individual wealth anyway?

 

As long as individual wealth is the gateway between having what we want and not having it, the pursuit of individual wealth will remain a fundamental drive of our society. 



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No having 'needs' met, accepting the possibility that these 'needs' will not be our current 'needs' and that 'met' will not necessarily entail a government, is not inherently communism (a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. - Google). Also did I even mention having needs met in my post? The last time I checked the pursuit of wealth was not the exclusive domain of acquiring shelter and sustenance. 

 

What is more simply because something is necessary does not absolve it of barbarism. 

 

So you anticipate a world in which people will still need to acquire individual wealth in order to have their basic survival needs met, but we will all grow out of our childish obsession with pursuing individual wealth anyway?

 

As long as individual wealth is the gateway between having what we want and not having it, the pursuit of individual wealth will remain a fundamental drive of our society. 

 

Even I don't know what I mean when I look back on my writings, but what I probably meant here was that our "needs" could, in the near future, be met by simply plugging into a portable fusion reactor.  


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