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Old 09-11-2004, 06:00 PM   #16
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Originally posted by A_Wanderer
This can only happen when the entire world has progressed to a point where technology and knowledge are spread around equally.
Ah, but you bring up an interesting point. Whose equality?

The earth does not have enough resources to support 6 billion people living American lifestyles. It is simply not feasible. For you to have true equality, there are people whose lives are going to be immensely improved, but on the flip side, there are millions who will have to settle for a far less wasteful existence. And I think the latter is the problem - look how many crow about free trade and losing a penny to the third world. Imagine them giving up their 2500 sq foot houses and 2nd car and 3rd TV and so on.

True equality is a dream of the lower classes, the bottom 90%. The top 10% is what is preventing it.

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Old 09-11-2004, 06:05 PM   #17
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I assume that as living standards increase birth rates decrease drastically and you will reach an equillibrium. Also we can cut down on the waste of societies, energy resources become less of a problem as you gain fusion power (forget greeny renewable crap).

Equality in knowledge and technology is not the same thing as homogenous equality. Such an even spread that ensures that every person can get an education and have clean water, sanitation etc. is not impossible.

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