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i can see dystopia from a mile...


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i can see dystopia from a mile...

One person's utopia is the next person's dystopia and vice versa. One reason why a true utopia (or a true dystopia) cannot exist I suppose.



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One person's utopia is the next person's dystopia and vice versa. One reason why a true utopia (or a true dystopia) cannot exist I suppose.

 

I agree with what you wrote. But I think some people have to change their perception of the word utopia. The idea of creating a perfect society will always be a fantasy because it is something that can never be achieved. Perfection is usually associated with perception. And it could be objectively compared to reaching absolute zero or accelerating to the speed of light. We will always have to deal with conflicts and the fact that systems are in a constant state decay. But I believe there are logical steps that we can take to eventually quantify and optimize the general level of happiness, and physical and cognitive functions of every person on the planet. That is one of the most important functions that AI could have in our society. (Reducing the average rate of decay in biological systems)



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Humans will still reign supreme in this utopian future. 

 

 

 

Utopian, you say? Hmm....



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Humans will still reign supreme in this utopian future. 

 

 

 

Utopian, you say? Hmm....

 

I think it's pretty good. Humanity itself advances and isn't destroyed or put in zoos by strong AI.



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I hope for a future where everyone makes scientific and technological contributions, causing humanity to advance. Everyone will be duly rewarded for their work, with the most innovative being the wealthiest and the lazy slackers being removed from the system, directly or indirectly. 

 

I prefer public execution as a method.

 

 

The big problem with this is who do we define as a slacker. There is a man with a PHD in physics who decided to become a farmer. Some might judge that as slacking. He is one of the founders of OSE and the Global Village Construction Kit.

 

The real strength of humanity is our tendency to support even the members of our society who do not seem to be productive. The result is that many of our most important advances are provided by people who a more 'utilitarian' society would have disposed of. 


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I would want to see a future whereby capitalism and human innovation thrives, but yet everyone has equal opportunity to succeed. 


"Liberterianism is a mental disease. A national health crisis and a threat to the future of this country...Worse than the threat from terrorism, asteroids, disease and yes global warming.
It is mindless anti-government idiocy. If it isn't turned back I predict the end of this country as a world power. Simply put the need to educate our entire population like any sane country is sen as wrong by the cult that practice this foolish idiocy. So is simple workers rights, child labor and every other sane policy of the modern world."
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I would want to see a future whereby capitalism and human innovation thrives, but yet everyone has equal opportunity to succeed. 

Fully agreed.



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My personal vision of a perfect future:

 

100 years from now): At some point AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) is created for the first time after a lot of trial and error. Created from reverse-engineering the human brain, she's basically just a human without a body. The next goal of the scientists who created her work to give her self-improving capabilities and make the leap from AGI to ASI (Artificial Super Intelligence), and she's super excited about all this.

 

ANI (Artificial Narrow Intelligence) is already seeing widespread symbiosis with humanity, taking on the forms of smart clothing and the Internet of Things in general, and experimental nanobot symbiosis in more intimate cases. "Texting" with the mind is becoming popular; telepathic messages are either sent on an individual basis or broadcast on the interhumanet like Twitter.

 

In the meantime, new generations of more environmentally-conscious populations are working to fix the damage their ancestors had caused. Extinct species are being cloned back into existence, and nanotechnology is actively reducing pollution and environmental damage. Space elevators are being created, and used as manufacturing platforms for space junk gathering and asteroid mining.

 

The Capitalistic system is taking all these changes surprisingly well but society collectively recognizes the need to adapt and is doing so at a steady pace; new, more effective institutions are being formed as vestigial institutions break down.

 

Third World nations have been taken under the wing of the developed nations. Hegemonies are being disbanded in favor of a more gentle guiding hand toward progress and prosperity. The population is reaching a stable, natural condition.

 

I am also a universally-loved visionary animator kind of like Walt Disney.

 

100 years later): In the intermittent period, ASI has become a massive force of change for humanity. They have diversified and seen widespread integration to society.

 

Symbiosis with ASI is in full swing, with a single human/ASI unit thinking as one, but simultaneously connected to every other human. Telepathy, while once more like Twitter with a mind-activated interface, now works more like a collective psychic link that binds every human together in a way that preserves individuality but in turn allows for superb empathy. Greed, need, death and hatred are things of the past. Inequality is a concept few remember. Mind uploading and copying are being researched. FIVR is a huge source of entertainment, but used responsibly and for recreation only.

 

The environment has fully recovered, and Earth has become a garden world of immense beauty. All old-fashioned human cities have been abandoned and overgrown in favor of fully-automated, rigorously planned, self-sustaining settlements. Plants and animals are being seeded with nanobots that are starting to fuel a united, planetary consciousness.

 

100 years later): All living things on Earth are linked to the planetary consciousness; massive-scale terraforming and integration of other planets and asteroids into our solar system is underway. For the first time in a couple centuries, the human population is growing once again, but on other planets that are also growing. The first settlers have been sent off on self-sustaining city-ships with cryo and FIVR for those who want it. Secrets to interstellar travel are being rigorously researched.

 

1,000 years later): Interstellar travel, if it is possible, has been discovered and is constantly improving. Dead worlds surrounding alien suns are being terraformed to similar life-networks at exponential rates. Every star encountered thus far is being surrounded by a Dyson sphere made of collected interstellar debris.

 

Some alien life has been found, but it may or may not be sapient.

 

10,000 years later): A good chunk of the Milky Way has been integrated into the Interstellar Consciousness. At this point a few sapient alien species have been found. If primitive, they are graciously integrated into the fold if they choose; if advanced like us, they are happy to see us and merge our respective networks together.

 

The first generation ships ever sent off have arrived at their destinations to find they are untouched; this was a kind gesture by the interstellar mind to ensure their efforts had not been futile.

 

100,000 years later): The entire Milky Way is a thriving network of life and extreme, god-like intelligence. Even now it has begun sending off intelligent matter to seed other galaxies and perhaps find more like it so they may also merge.

 

100,000,000 years later): A good part of the universe is integrated into the network of intelligent life; the universe is slowly waking up.

 

Earth's sun is aging a bit, but that's not really a concern. At this point the technology may exist to make a star live indefinitely.

 

100,000,000,000 years later): The Universe is an entity of intelligent life. It ponders if it can truly live forever, and if its inevitable heat death is truly inevitable.

 

My personal vision of the worst future imaginable:

 

1 minute from now): A gamma ray burst targeted right at Earth strips away its atmosphere and bathes the world in radioactive fire; everyone and everything instantly dies a gruesome death. Earth is now a lifeless rock and will always remain so. Cruel fate.


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One person's utopia is the next person's dystopia and vice versa. One reason why a true utopia (or a true dystopia) cannot exist I suppose.

 

 

I tried to make my vision as utopian as possible.


I always imagined the future as a time of more reason, empathy, and peace, not less. It's time for a change.
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I hope for a future where everyone makes scientific and technological contributions, causing humanity to advance. Everyone will be duly rewarded for their work, with the most innovative being the wealthiest and the lazy slackers being removed from the system, directly or indirectly. 

 

I prefer public execution as a method.

 

Or a society where we have all the menial and undesirable jobs automated and everyone else gets to follow their dreams and contribute to society that way. Everyone has something they love doing, well not everyone, there are those who unfortunately suffer from severe depression and have lost all meaning to life, but anyway, everyone apart from them has a passion, and that passion will ensure that there aren't any "lazy slackers" - who would refuse to do what they love doing?



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I would want to see a future whereby capitalism and human innovation thrives, but yet everyone has equal opportunity to succeed. 

Fully agreed.

 

It must be a very left-leaning variant of capitalism for that to work out. Closer to socialism than capitalism, really.



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I would want to see a future whereby capitalism and human innovation thrives, but yet everyone has equal opportunity to succeed. 

Fully agreed.

 

It must be a very left-leaning variant of capitalism for that to work out. Closer to socialism than capitalism, really.

 

 

No, it's called reduce cronyism, have better education, fairer taxes for everyone and let innovation and capitalism prosper, however government intervention to prevent large failure. 


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It is mindless anti-government idiocy. If it isn't turned back I predict the end of this country as a world power. Simply put the need to educate our entire population like any sane country is sen as wrong by the cult that practice this foolish idiocy. So is simple workers rights, child labor and every other sane policy of the modern world."
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I would want to see a future whereby capitalism and human innovation thrives, but yet everyone has equal opportunity to succeed. 

Fully agreed.

 

It must be a very left-leaning variant of capitalism for that to work out. Closer to socialism than capitalism, really.

 

No, I only support equal education and only discriminating based on capability (which isn't really discrimination). I don't support any artificial tampering with today's capitalism.



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I hope for a future where everyone makes scientific and technological contributions, causing humanity to advance. Everyone will be duly rewarded for their work, with the most innovative being the wealthiest and the lazy slackers being removed from the system, directly or indirectly. 

 

I prefer public execution as a method.

 

Or a society where we have all the menial and undesirable jobs automated and everyone else gets to follow their dreams and contribute to society that way. Everyone has something they love doing, well not everyone, there are those who unfortunately suffer from severe depression and have lost all meaning to life, but anyway, everyone apart from them has a passion, and that passion will ensure that there aren't any "lazy slackers" - who would refuse to do what they love doing?

 

Many passions are useless though. A few are not, but they are in the minority I think.



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I hope for a future where everyone makes scientific and technological contributions, causing humanity to advance. Everyone will be duly rewarded for their work, with the most innovative being the wealthiest and the lazy slackers being removed from the system, directly or indirectly. 

 

I prefer public execution as a method.

 

Or a society where we have all the menial and undesirable jobs automated and everyone else gets to follow their dreams and contribute to society that way. Everyone has something they love doing, well not everyone, there are those who unfortunately suffer from severe depression and have lost all meaning to life, but anyway, everyone apart from them has a passion, and that passion will ensure that there aren't any "lazy slackers" - who would refuse to do what they love doing?

 

Many passions are useless though. A few are not, but they are in the minority I think.

 

 

The good news is that in this society, you wouldn't need to be useful to be accepted, you could be number 1 Warhammer player in the world and that would be a viable career alongside a career in science.

 

I'd like a future like that and I'd say 2150-2200 for when you don't need a job.


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I hope for a future where everyone makes scientific and technological contributions, causing humanity to advance. Everyone will be duly rewarded for their work, with the most innovative being the wealthiest and the lazy slackers being removed from the system, directly or indirectly. 

 

I prefer public execution as a method.

 

Or a society where we have all the menial and undesirable jobs automated and everyone else gets to follow their dreams and contribute to society that way. Everyone has something they love doing, well not everyone, there are those who unfortunately suffer from severe depression and have lost all meaning to life, but anyway, everyone apart from them has a passion, and that passion will ensure that there aren't any "lazy slackers" - who would refuse to do what they love doing?

 

Many passions are useless though. A few are not, but they are in the minority I think.

 

Most passions have some use, of course they vary in how useful they are, but that doesn't mean they don't contribute to society at all.



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I hope for a future where everyone makes scientific and technological contributions, causing humanity to advance. Everyone will be duly rewarded for their work, with the most innovative being the wealthiest and the lazy slackers being removed from the system, directly or indirectly. 

 

I prefer public execution as a method.

 

Or a society where we have all the menial and undesirable jobs automated and everyone else gets to follow their dreams and contribute to society that way. Everyone has something they love doing, well not everyone, there are those who unfortunately suffer from severe depression and have lost all meaning to life, but anyway, everyone apart from them has a passion, and that passion will ensure that there aren't any "lazy slackers" - who would refuse to do what they love doing?

 

Many passions are useless though. A few are not, but they are in the minority I think.

 

Most passions have some use, of course they vary in how useful they are, but that doesn't mean they don't contribute to society at all.

 

I just think everybody should be required to contribute to society in some way and be rewarded proportionally to how much they do so.



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What if someone is unable to contribute as much as another person? Then that person would be rewarded less because of something beyond their control - that's hardly fair.



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I know it's not fair, but why does society want a person who is able to do literally nothing for it? I'm sure everyone can find something useful to do if they try. Consider the physicist Stephen Hawking, for instance. He can barely move, yet is probably the most famous scientist alive (and one of the top five who ever lived).






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