GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 16th April at noon SLT: Is the Age of Abundance coming?

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There is a theory that in the coming year's many essential items in the world economy will become (almost) free.  Free food, clothes, housing, medicine, energy, education.  Maybe even free transport, free computers, free holidays, free cosmetic surgery.  An age of plenty is coming for everyone.

Will that happen?  How will it happen?  Will increasing technology and increasing knowledge mean that the cost of keeping 20 billion humans alive and happy will become marginal?  Do you find it hard to believe in the Age of Abundance in a world where people still starve to death?

What will it be like to live in such a world, if it does happen? Come to GeekSpeak at noon SLT on Saturday and discuss our hopefully very near future.  Bring all your stuff!

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

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