When you stop assuming things are obvious and start asking questions, interesting thoughts can occur.
Today’s thought experiment can easily be completed by a kid. In fact, it is better to ask a kid these questions. The question is, if we send robots ahead of us to Mars to start building a colony, how many accounting firms should they set up?
Kids are great – they get a very puzzled look on their face with this question.
Why would you need accounting firms? To help with intergalactic taxes, to stop one person from hording all the food, to help some people have more than other people, to help people invest for the future……
And how many fast food restaurants should the robots build? We need someplace for the young people to work after all.
Kids will tell you, along with most reasonable adults, that you need to focus on what is important to survival and to cooperate and have a common goal and vision, and share things. Don’t recreate the mess we have on earth, build something better. Work together. Get along. Treat each other like your life depends on it, because it probably does.
This is an example. It is not anti-accounting or against restaurants. It is a simple question of designing something good instead of just letting shit happen. When we start asking these kind of questions, we can start using technology to collaborate and band together to make unnecessary things obsolete and necessary things better and less expensive. Welcome to GR8TR.