[ExI] retrainability of plebeians
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 17:52:51 UTC 2009
On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 04:11 AM 4/30/2009 -0400, Rafal wrote:
>> > Well there's the problem. When people aren't doing paid labour, it
>> > doesn't mean they are just engaged in "fun and games", demonstrably
>> > so. So, that kind of language doesn't fit.
>> ### So what do 95% humans do when not paid? You would be hard-pressed
>> to find them engaged in many activities of use to strangers.
> Wrong question in this context. A better one is: What do humans do when
> don't have to take a standard job in order to earn an income? Answer: Many
> of them no doubt hang about jawing with each other, or gambling, or becoming
> intoxicated; some, like Darwin, go out and revolutionize everything we know.
> These days, most of the Darwins are subsidized by govt or corporations
> rather than requiring private incomes, but many people in a guaranteed
> minimum income society would create freeware, art, music, wild ideas and
> other good things of potential general benefit. In essence, that's what I've
> done for the last three decades at least. It was easier, in some respects,
> as an Australian.
### Sure. 5%
More information about the extropy-chat