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user-inactivated  ·  569 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Future of Work and Death (w/ Futurist Gray Scott) (episode #1)

The part where he talks about the 3d printing clothes and circuit boards etc. is a little under developed. Otherwise he sounds very grounded and knowledgeable and it's interesting. I say it's underdeveloped because he says that we can look forward to a world with no work, and that we should embrace it, but the things he mentions about the future are all work. It's work to print your own clothes, or design an outfit. It's work to decide what to farm. Sure, it's less work, but still, what if I just don't want to do it. Will there be some sort of agreed upon valued object that we can exchange for other goods and services? How do we attain more of this to make it so that we can outsource our food and clothing needs to others in general? Ad nauseum.

I like the idea of having my virtual person that people are having conversations, but then I die and they can still talk to me. And my virtual avatar just keeps on going until no one visits it because all the people that would be interested forget about me. But their virtual avatars would still come because no one visits them either. So our avatars visit each other.