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    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2008
    I'd like to see some breeding responsibility. No one should have more than two living children. We can't house and feed the humans we have. Stop making more.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2008
    I want all new parts, dammit. Ones that *work* right.
    And better medicine.
    And a bigger reliance on telecommuting.
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    As far as the whole overpopulation issue is concerened, I say people can have all the babies they want... but only if we start settling off planet. It doesn't matter if it's satellite towns in orbit or settlements on other planets and moons, but it'll be much easier and more effective to encourage one biological imperative (increasing our territory) than to deny another (breeding).
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2008
    A voice recognition word processing program that actually works.

    Typing is for fucking animals.

    hear hear!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2008
    I'd like a sustainable civilization. Something that lets people live in comfort and health and security, but also have some breathing room and a chance to do more than be peasants. I'd like to see patriarchal societies that treat women as second-class citizens or possessions to be relegated a few reservations. This is probably a necessary step to anything getting better.

    I couldn't find anyplace else for this:

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    My perfect future is The Culture. I hope someone here's read Banks' fiction; it's a brilliant vision of what a post-scarcity society would look like. There's an anarchic quality to The Culture that I love; perhaps it's because it's a safe anarchy: one can do almost anything they want to without fear of losing everything, because there's nothing to lose. One of the books (Look to Windward) mentions offhand that someone decided to build a gigantic tram system over an area larger than the surface of the Earth. The Minds gave him the materials he needed, and for 50 years he did just that. Then, once he was done, he went off to live in a spaceship with a billion other people.

    There's just something about that society that makes me wish I lived in it.

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