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That is the theory behind what our current monetary paradigm system is trying to achieve: if you satisfy your own needs and desires by earning income, you are contributing to thebetterment of society as a whole.This is the staple and structure of today’s mentality – it is why we have jobs, why we havepersonal property, it is what the culture promotes, and what we don’t question but assume isthe golden rule of how society is to function.
This is the basis for the structure of today’s mentality: it is why we have jobs; it is why we havepersonal property; it is what the culture promotes; and it is what we don’t question, but assume is thegolden rule of how society is to function.
Although this mentality or framework has some positive aspects–it will change: not becauseof some prediction or because of a growing enlightenment about alternatives that in theorywould work better; but because simply put–our current paradigm is not sustainable.[…]
No longer can our idealistic-democracy-driven government serve its citizens when itslifeline and existence is threatened by the continuing requirement for sustainingexponential consumption with no regard to nature’s limits, no regard to the wellness of its citizens, no regard to solving problems if these were to disrupt the generation of profit.
This monetary paradigm is the greatest threat against which our species has ever had tocontended, and will be viewed by future generations as the greatest obstacle we had toovercome in order to progress and mature as a species.Would a paradigm shift of the modern socio-economic-democracy ideology towards socialcybernation a rational alternative? Do we even know if it’s even feasible and sustainable?As a computer scientist I look at this problem from an informational systems theoryapproach, there exists an infinite solution space of frameworks that tackles the issue at hand;a framework is a series or rules and standards with which we can organize our society. Oursociety runs on a massive collection of rules and standards, either assumed, or inferred fromthe past, or planned out and enforced by law.[…]So shouldn’t we collectively prioritize that the most influential aspect of our existence andthe long term sustainability of our species be forever improving? and shouldn’t we becontinually optimizing this set of rules and standards?But, in our current society, does the average person even contemplate this? or do we assumethis is the way things are; then, so be it? I’m just an individual playing out my life in thecurrent set or rules and standards; that’s the way it is.