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  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    "It's called "leveraging", and by borrowing against future returns you can create more things now." Ah yes, but if a basic income is all your people need, why are you bothering to create more things now?...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Mark: that's an aspect of individual, poorly run IT companies. Also, in Silicon Valley, employers who rightly see people as their most important production capital compensate for a woeful civic infrastructure of the US in general by providing services in-house,...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    This is a manner of thinking that I see extremely frequently from Brits, and very rarely with any kind of the same vehemence from other nations. I am quite tempted to conclude that it's not so much that Brits believe...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    are you going to address where the world walker tech implanted in the Clan comes from/why its there? I seem to remember the Clan traces itself back to a genetic mutation in a single ancestor - the effect may be...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    @64: USSR developed despite it's ideology, which hampered things during it's entire existence. The Built-up infrastructure was always ramshackle and inefficient. The USSR economy after Stalin was a long slide of stagnation. The USSR's development, like everything else about it,...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    "Any other questions? Feel free to ask in the comments." Yes. What's behind the door into vacuum?!...
  • Commented on The cult of justice
    It's good troll bait, but it doesn't stand up to the atheist's main objection against religion: that it assumes a source of immutable, absolute and perfect morality. Justice, for all its flaws, allows that its own laws are indeed mutable...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    "One is of course Banks' Culture utopia" Yet the people worth portraying within the Culture are the ones who do work, and there's a strong implication that the majority of society either works at something or creates art (and that...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    "There should be no jobs at all, or at least as few as possible, that are monotonous, demeaning & subservient, that's what the automation is for!" Hear hear. Now, how do we go about it?...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    "This means more actual people working at nursing homes, care facilities, kindergardens, maintenance jobs, teachers, instructors, mentors, social workers - all doing things that could be mercilessly "optimized" but we now actually choose to give back into the hands of...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    >and rely on taxing corporations for the bulk of the money to pay for the 'dole' Ah, but if a large share of the population is on the basic income, then who's generating the corporations' taxable income? (On the assumption,...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    Another thing... It's a point that Charlie himself has made in various contexts - the world is changing at a faster pace than ever before, and the people alive today are some of the first generations to retire in a...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    Forgive me for riding into the middle of a hundred-plus thread on a white elephant, but... Convincing people of the inherent moral rightness of a basic income is far simpler until you're faced with the question of who exactly is...
  • Commented on Who ordered *that*?
    Indeed. Aussie aussie aussie, out out out! (But they're doing the jobs nobody else wants! Who else would be willing to pour your pints and listen to you whine for half the night?) What the outraged activists should do is...
  • Commented on Who ordered *that*?
    A couple of impressions from the article... 1) The guidance card is misleading and potentially harmful to its intended audience: an agency's internal operational manual is not the same as law. There's a whole thing in Russia about this, with...
  • Commented on On the road ...
    Also... Any fan meetup scheduled in Tallinn?...
  • Commented on On the road ...
    Heh-Odd Reh-Odd....
  • Commented on Where's Charlie?
    Offtopic to the post at hand, but: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/121383-See-the-First-Image-of-a-Giant-Squid-2-000-Feet-Underwater How do BLUE HADES feel about this invasion of privacy?...
  • Commented on Science & Technology, Working Together
    The combination of genome patenting and SF invariably call for an invocation of John Scalzi's "Android's Dream"....
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