Simfish/InquilineKea's Thoughts


May 31, 2010, 12:33 am
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the free market really contains an assumption – that people are primarily motivated by money. of course we know that they can be motivated by other things, and that there are creative ways to motivate them that may have nothing to do with money.

of course this does not mean that the assumption is a bad assumption, for it is probably the only assumption that would work for most jobs. but there are other possible incentives, and one should not be discouraged from seeking them out

and in fact, i think that when robots become widespread and most labor becomes unnecessary, the fundamental nature of money will completely change. It will then be more about resources than about the time/pain it takes to produce things. And since digital data is effectively resource-free, a lot of digital data would become effectively free (although digital data is also the creative type of data that is hard for robots to produce)

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