[ExI] The world would be so much better if everyone knows everything
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 01:01:42 UTC 2020
will wrote: We should live in close-knit communes where children are
raised jointly, people make their own food and energy, and art and
scientific innovation are produced within.
Ah yes, the thinking man's Eden. I think it would work only with smart
people, but making their own food and energy would take a lot of time away
from intellectual creativity and research. There are some things that need
to be outsourced.
And people are doing the opposite: moving away from the countryside and
into the cities where growing food is impossible in quantity. But I would
love to live in such a place as you describe, where I can garden without
having to do all the weeding, and intellectual companionship is close by.
That said, I think the history of the successes and failures of communes is
On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 6:34 PM Will Steinberg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 7:17 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> And if the Saudi and Iranian citizens knew who the secret police were
>> *and* how little threat different religions and homosexuality actually
> This is a different kind of knowledge. This is everyone knowing TRUTH.
> As opposed to knowing actions, behaviors, opinions, etc of others. The
> latter is fairly possible in some kind of dystopian world. The former is
> more of a magic thought experiment kind of thing.
> Sort of a nebulous concept anyway if it's not pared down.
> In any case, I don't think knowing about everyone else's life is
> necessarily good. Too much information.
> We should live in close-knit communes where children are raised jointly,
> people make their own food and energy, and art and scientific innovation
> are produced within.
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