This week we address a listener question: How do you depict post-scarcity societies? This is hard since there haven’t ever been any post-scarcity societies to use as examples, but we’ve never let that stop us. Chris raises deep questions about what government and private property would look like in such a society. Wes dissects the implications of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Oren can’t stop saying “post-apocalyptic” when he means “post-scarcity.”
- Star Trek and Replicators
- Brave New World
- The implications of house elves in Harry Potter
- Find out about the iEverything in Robert Reich’s Saving Capitalism
- The Giver
- Jupiter Ascending
- The Player of Games
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Fallout Bottlecaps and why they make no sense
- The origins of Justice Bot 5000
- Oren was totally wrong, corporations are not legally required to maximize profits, though they often act that way. That’s why it’s important to check your sources!
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