Quote Originally Posted by Woodsman View Post
Well I'm pleased to know the chains will rest easy on some. The future is all yours!



Only before you pop the bubbly in celebration, you might want to get your affairs in order or that of your children because you may never have the chance to enjoy this Brave New World. When facing economic ruin of the sort we are, states usually respond by waging war. The last time America and the world faced this level of economic collapse, it tool 85 million dead world-wide and a world war to pull us out of it.
The last time America and the world faced this level of economic collapse, it tool 85 million dead world-wide and a world war to pull us out of it.

Such a bullshit statement, it took an existential crisis, going by some people's reckoning we are going through one now.
Maybe we get lucky and taxes get pushed up to eye watering percentages for the top 1% like the 94% during the war.
If a lot money gets spent on global warming then the science created on that endeavour could give us the productivity boosts needed to eventually accelerate GDP.


Socialism/state capitalism. Socialism is the natural state of humans. Sweden's type of socialism not the anti science state religion type which I call totalitarianism that China and the Soviet Union practise.
Universal social credit system - You have that already in the financial sphere, in the social sphere I don't have enough info for a view.
Universal basic income - This can be a right wing tool as practiced by the British if set two low, ideally it should be set to at least to half of GDP but I concede we are not ready for this yet, a few more inventions need to be made Strong A.I, Driver less cars, completely automated agriculture etc.
Universal healthcare - That's just a basic requirement a country like the US can not be called developed until all its members get a basic level of health care, it would be cheaper too compare European outcomes versus American outcomes and a lot cheaper.
Internal passports - last time i was in the states I had to show my passport to get a drink so..
Digital blockchain-based identification - I would go further and go for a system where everybody is treated as a data stream? and companies paid access to use the data. it would have the odd effect those with odd diseases would be more valuable. Anonymity is the key here, and laws that you don't get discriminated for say having mental illness etc..
Internet licensing - don't really get what you mean here, but if you mean internet censoring, we do need some monitoring its just were do you draw the line as in most things.
Gun licensing, bans - well i can quite understand the US, as if the right to bear arms is a safety net. It just means the US has a much higher homicide rate than comparable countries.