GirlInBlack on Oct 20 2007, 04:04 AM, said:
If we are still using currency by the time we are able to travel to other stars I will feel sorry for the human race. The world will evolve along with technology. We should eventually have no need for any type of money. We will work to better humanity, not to make money. People will realize that a select few people being rich while others are poor isn't right. Everyone will have the same quality of life, and everyone will do their part to better the human race. How pathetic would we be if we still used money in the future?
So we'll all become communists?
Human's are generally self interested by nature. What is there that would make that change? Not evolution, evolution would suggest the opposite if anything. Nor technology.
Some people will always do their part to better the human race. While most will always free ride, if given the chance.
At least with currency, there is a form of incentive to be more productive. And until we can somehow fundamentally change human nature (which I don't see how), it's the best system we have for what we've got.
Edited by Ins0mniac, 22 October 2007 - 01:42 PM.