There are two possible worlds we can have.
Either one or the other, but both is impossible.
a) A world where wealth levels are nearly equal amongst all peoples.
A world with no billionaires, but also a world without people living on less than 5 dollars a day.
To build such a “socialised world” will require that the leaders of the world today show more transparency to the maximum.
It will require that those who get richer are taxed more, and social businesses like saccos or socially created NGOs or even Charity and Volunteering organisations will be the governments chief concern.
Pooled resources will be the ultimate way of funding for any project, and, most billionaires will probably be top notch professionals who are inceivably good at what they do.
In such a world, we cannot see billionaires building space hotels while some people as dying of hunger.
We do not see governments wasting money on Mars missions when preventable diseases are still afflicting the globe.
It will be a world where we move together, such that one problem is tackled at a time for everyone, while we dream of bigger issues …
In the future.
Probably, we might unite as a globe in this type of world (under one language, and perhaps with the UN to coordinate all other governments, which every one will subscribe to)
what next after earth ?
If we take the route of the ‘socializers’, then human beings will not be afraid of colonising other planets.
So, humans will be put on Mars and colonize it, and will then go outward to other planets in the same manner.
The upside is the exponential increase in the human population in the galaxy, but the downside is that they will still be quite weak and very similar to people in 2017.
Very prone to mass genocide at the slightest of disagreements.
The route of the ‘human god race’ will be much more different. Due to recurrent wars back on earth due to wealth levels, sending humans to Mars will take so much longer.
In fact, if the socializers
terraform Mars in the year 3000AD and inhabit it, the gods might do so 17000 years later, after countless wars on earth, during which time they shall be slowly turning into gods of some sort (we might even acquire powers).
Only after establishing nearly ultimate peace on earth, shall we go forth and colonise Mars.
And the difference is, we might put 2017 type humans on Mars (in which case, we shall indeed be gods to them)
We shall them enjoy ourselves seeing how we command them around like ants.
Sounds cruel, but that is just a future form of slavery. We’ve done it before, we can do it again.
who will advocate for either group ?
Religionists and Environmentalists might easily follow the former band wagon.
These are the people who still want to go back to the garden of Eden, so quite frankly, these are the ones who pipe for “equality for all”.
In the economic world, they are the socialists and the ‘conservativists’.
In politics, they are the Democrats / the Far right (I think).
The Scientists, ‘progressivists’, “`Republicans“`, are the ones who want men to become gods.
All business men support ‘ economic growth and development‘.
They thus fall here too.
Unsurprisingly, many of them don’t believe in God and even if they do, many more of them believe that it is man’s duty to become a god himself, changing everything to serve his purposes.
Unfortunately, so much of the world runs on this mantra but we still confuse this ideology with that of the socializers.
We believe we can have the best of both worlds, and this is not working out.
I don’t see how it will. We need some special enlightenment of some sort.
For example, we keep promoting individualism and in-checked free market capitalism in society, but then go around asking that people unite for a common goal.
No wonder the world is in chaos.
Capitalism and Socialism just don’t mix.
We want to have billionaires, but them we want the gap between the rich and the poor to be bridged.
That is impossible. it is infact illogical.
Whoever confused the whole world was very good.
Being rich and being poor is relative.
Either we chase wealth for each one of us, selfishly (by being more powerful than everybody else), or we aspire to move together as a people. So that we are all considerably wealthy but none is richer than the other.
Yes, it is a dilemma. And no body has figured it out yet.
We can be rich due to doing different things.
Then the things that everybody should own, we could ensure that everybody has them.
How to do this (be rich, but have the same levels of material wealth), I don’t know yet.
Then comes Bill Gates and his $80 billion net worth.
I remember the last time I googled the world’s richest man, he was reported to have said something like ” I will give away more than half of my wealth to the poor”.
At first, I though this was the smartest thing any billionaire would ever do at the end of his life.
But after seeing how poor people gobble up any little piece of wealth that falls into their hands, I’m not so sure.
What would you do if you were Bill W. Gates Jnr ?
Would you bequeath you billions to your 3 wonderful children so that the Gates family may continue running the world as it gets even more powerful ?
Or would you give away all your money to the poor, so as to show once and for for all that it was never about the money, the fame, or the power ?
Its quite a hard decision to make.
The socializers introduced above would say give away all your wealth. After that, they’d ensure that none of your kids ever gets to see that much money ever in their life time.
The “god emulators” would say fuck it, pass that knowledge, morality and wealth down to the kids.
Eventually (after a few years), the family will be rich enough to fulfil your dream of wiping out malaria, ending extreme poverty around the world, and will probably be instrumental in funding ITER, and other projects set to disrupt the global economy, and avail more wealth to the human species than they could have ever thought possible.
What would I say ?
Give away the money.
Your kids might turn into lil old mean creeps.
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