There are some who are against technology, I am not one of them. In fact, I believe with technology comes responsibility too. For instance just because you can drive everywhere these days does not mean you should not talk a walk, jog or ride a bike to stay in shape. Of course there is another debate on this subject which is of value and that comes from a few of the members of Technocracy.
Technocrat States: “Technology is simply a tool that can be used for the common good of all. Now problems arise when we allow our scarcity determined values to interfere with optimum technological capacity.”
To this comment, well I concur and I do agree; Technology is good, wonderful and needed to propel the species, the more the better, but I would submit to you that it is not the “price system” causing this problem of artificial scarcity, rather the manipulation through government regulation as it creates monopolies, duopolies and helps friends control the flow of goods and services. Read Smoot; “The Business Side of Government.” True “Free Markets” increase efficiency of technology and thus the price system is symbiotic with technology and innovation into the future.
So is it really the “price system” to blame for or the artificial manipulation. Also, realize that the patent system although a false scarcity making purposeful and mandated system, actually propels technology as it allows profit making and thus more capital resources. When new technology comes to market at a higher price it gives older technologies some time to adjust to or compete with or innovate.
This allows the disruptive technology to make money and allows for change over. Controlling the speed of technology to market or allowing transfer technologies to enter as needed does assist in catastrophic immediate job loss. If Technocracy, promotes increases in technology they will also have to deal with changing job categories whether we are to use the current price system or a productivity scheme you know.
These issues with technology are problem with any system that is in place, not only with a “price system” economy. In fact a price system economy may indeed be more suited to handle disruptive technologies than a system based on productivity credits needing to make regulations to prop up the system as new technologies increase at faster rates into the civilization or society.
Eventually EVERYTHING will be automated, everything. Agriculture, manufacturing, retail, education, city services, police, military, government and AI computers will create the technology too. So my only question is why do you need humans? That is a scary question, much scarier than any “price system” manipulations, which are derived directly due to human nature and thus serve human nature through desire and intrinsic valuations.
Source by Lance Winslow