A few weeks ago we talked about a world without money, this week we will go to the opposite extreme and talk about a world where people are charged for absolutely everything. Let’s imagine that the Ferengi from Star Trek landed on Earth and bought the world presidency. Would that lead to a fairer world?
Everything would have a price. You would have to pay for a chair in a bar or restaurant. You can visit your friends if you pay them for every minute. Standing in a bus shelter costs money and all bridges are taxed. Country walks cost so much per mile and you can charge the neighbors for admiring your garden.
How would we be changed by such a world? Would it be simpler than the mixed social setup we have now? Come and discuss the world of money in GeekSpeak at noon SLT on Saturday. Bring all your friends with money!
IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.