It is not an ‘impossible’ concept. There is a great deal we can do to change this. Firstly, we can create ‘virtual reality’ in our minds and use information which is encoded on the microchip we wear. This is not rocket science. But it is expensive: so far I can’t find any information in the literature on how to do this on a mainstream computer.
If you don’t have access to a microchip you would then have to download some of the more advanced forms of programming (such as BASIC, OOP, or C/C++) which would require a significant amount of time and memory space. As well as being a big deal the need to store the information (and how to store it on a computer) also means you would have to be able to read and write it. This means the computer needs to be able to do more than one thing at a time. A good first step would be to add an additional processing capacity to the computer (something I discuss in my book). Secondly, we need ‘intelligent’ robots which can do work in the same way that human workers do it.
Finally we need to create a society in which ‘free energy’ works. Most people believe that they can buy energy from the sun or the wind – they can’t. In fact, you cannot buy energy from electricity companies. All energy that you use has to be produced yourself and distributed (that’s why it looks so dark in this cartoon).
So how can free energy work?
The answer is simple: we need a more efficient way to produce energy. This can come about in many different ways.
Firstly, an alternative form of energy is needed. This is because we don’t need to use the electricity from our electric devices to charge them. In a future in which we have free energy we can choose the way in which we power them. This could be the same way we power our own computers. We could use electricity which we already produce and recycle it for some time afterwards. Or if free energy becomes commercially viable we could use it to provide energy to our homes.
This is a great way of creating a free society – energy could be provided to us as an amenity or something that we would have no choice but to use.
But it is also an option which is not currently available. We cannot create enough electricity or get enough of it produced cheaply enough at large enough quantities (a matter of a few trillion dollars per
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