Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Age Of Abundance Is Coming.

Today I am posting a video and a response. The topic is the coming age of abundance and the impact that it may have.

The rate at which technology increases is exponential. Emerging technologies are not only going to make many of the worlds problems vanish but enhance our lives on a socioeconomic level that is unheard of. Advances in nanotechnology will solve shortages for water, food, and energy. Nano fabrication eventually is going to be able to produce almost anything. Nano assemblers will be able to fabricate material by constructing things atom by atom. This would include food products. The major shortages in the world are food and water, and with in decades these will be cured. The news is filled with doom and gloom about the condition of the planet. However, the rise in technology is going to find a way to solve these problems.

A question to ask is when we reach the end of a scarcity based economy will there be need for socioeconomic classes? When everyone has access to everything they need then money will become obsolete. The end of money and shortage of resources will elevate humanity like never before.
I highly recommend that you read Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think. I am still in the process of reading this book but I have already learned so much as far as the state of the world that we are approaching. Plentiful food, clean water, and limitless energy are on the horizon. Abundance is our future. Imagine what we could do as a species if we no longer needed to fight over resources. I know this view is very Utopian but there is nothing wrong in wanting the best for everyone. That is why I am going to school for Bio-engineering and Anthropology. I want to be on the front of developing technologies to aide and elevate.

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