Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
I'm feeling curious. What if we all just followed our dreams and natural talents? What if we used the power of the internet to share our needs, abilities, interests etc. Couldn't we naturally fulfill each other's needs and desires? What if we were all conscious of our personal impacts on the environment and its effects on our health, and just decided to offset that effect? I'm sure some people simply wouldn't care about all that, but I think a lot of people can naturally counter-balance that tendency. What if we didn't use a ''middle man'' ie. money for all that?
Now please don't misunderstand me, I honestly don't hold out any hope of all that happening. I'm just playing mind games. What could be disadvantages with this kind of scenario vs. reality? I'm really curious.
This sounds like the Zietgiest thing, which I was initially interested in, but quickly lost that interest after seeing its originator in an interview talk in such a technocratic way as to only lead me into utter confusion.
Otherwise, I can dig it, MU, though I think it's utopian. There was a barter movement starting up back when I was in high school, and those that I spoke with at the time thought along these lines. But, like socialism, although it might look good on paper, it doesn't take into account human nature, which has always seemed to me to be inherently greedy (though I'm trying to get over that. I really am