old6598 wrote:We need huge government - and private company conglomerates creating huge planet size and solar system sized projects hiring millions for things like billions of skyscrapers on Venus, billions of giant ocean liner ships and zeppelins all across Jupiter and Saturn since they are ocean - gas planets.
old6598 wrote:There is a new line of thought emerging recently that says that the generation of people who were born - lived from 1950 to 2000 was the exception, a quirk case of "better future", "stable employment", "increasing wealth", etc. and we shouldn't expect it to be that way anymore: that all of the history before and all of the history after that time was and will be dominated by poverty, uncertainty, no health care, pensions, jobs etc.
This is a typical right wing - conservative - protect the rich and don't give anything to anyone who isn't a superstar, or who somehow "deserves it" ideology based on a form of resource scarcity myth: there is not enough health care, jobs, houses, etc. for everyone. The 60s - 70s are over, that was an exception, expect to be poor and not have anything anymore.
Another thing I noticed in the last few years is how a lot of technology has really peaked and we are essentially fighting against other people, their decisions and will power and not against matter - physics and natural limitations: if you designed or repaired a color TV in the 1980s you were fighting against physics by creating circuits and designs to optimize electronic functions, it was an objective kind of activity, everyone that could contribute, contributed as in the accumulation of knowledge, as a serial labor activity, as in labor accumulates and creates more results and wealth, as a "common good", in that each invention or perfection led to better results: today a digital TV system is just an aggregate of arbitrary designs and systems all decided by other people according to standards according to their free will, you essential fight against other people and not against nature.
The same reason why software has not (and will never progress) as opposed to hardware: hardware is objective, accumulative, labor is serialized, there are only objective ways to improve a CPU or memory chip whereas in software, everyone has a different "standard" or quirk way of doing things in mind, every program is its own quirky system, one time design, made up of thousands of arbitrary will powers designing it with hugely inefficient programming languages and choke full of politics, office politics and economic fights, etc.
I remember when JAVA and Object Oriented came out, at the time there was PASCAL that was way better and more advanced, but JAVA dominated: a throwback of decades in software, and at that point I realized that software will never advance because it is essentially politics, and then how many programmers would you need if all the major programs where well written in PASCAL ? maybe a few million less...
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