A financial instrument can be designed in the mind of a man that enslaves 10,000. A weapons system can be designed in the mind of man that kills as many, if not many more. As well, today’s productivity enhancements have the possibility of going two ways. One of these directions can further separate and enslave people at a level that’s never been imagined before… or to liberate people from the world of work in a way never imaged before. The question is what mental models are we operating in? What mental models are we opening up that make it possible that our next technology moves end up liberating versus enslaving? What part of our present simple historical economic understanding and the labels of the past (e.g. Socialism, Capitalism, Communism) must we break apart to develop a new, deeper understanding of the future that we can build together? Its time to look beyond the past, to realize that we’re in a new world, and this new world is coming at an ever increasing rate. Models of old don’t work here anymore. Its time to wake up, and build anew the world that we want with the technology this is coming.
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