Welcome to 2030

Posted by Idiocracy42 1 year, 5 months ago to Culture
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November 10, 2016, the World Economic Forum published an article in Forbes titled, “Welcome to 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy and Life Has Never Been Better.”

Let’s read beyond the creepy headline and see what this is all about, shall we?

“Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city — or should I say, ‘our city.’ I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any clothes.

It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service. We have access to transportation, accommodation, food and all the things we need in our daily lives. One by one all these things became free, so it ended up not making sense for us to own much …

In our city we don't pay any rent, because someone else is using our free space whenever we do not need it. My living room is used for business meetings when I am not there. Once in a while, I will choose to cook for myself. It is easy — the necessary kitchen equipment is delivered at my door within minutes …

Shopping? I can't really remember what that is. For most of us, it has been turned into choosing things to use. Sometimes I find this fun, and sometimes I just want the algorithm to do it for me. It knows my taste better than I do by now.

When AI and robots took over so much of our work, we suddenly had time to eat well, sleep well and spend time with other people ... The work that we do can be done at any time. I don't really know if I would call it work anymore. It is more like thinking-time, creation-time and development-time …

Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. Nowhere I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me. All in all, it is a good life.”


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SOURCE URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/worldeconomicforum/2016/11/10/shopping-i-cant-really-remember-what-that-is-or-how-differently-well-live-in-2030/?sh=39602af41735


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  • Posted by Lucky 1 year, 5 months ago
    I have an odd feeling of having read that before, or something on the same lines. It could have been something from one of the eastern European countries where there was (the usual) incompetent government. The communist activists described how good everything would be if property, selfishness and greed were overthrown, all that was needed was enough people agreeing to let the extremists take over. So, that is what happened, the extremists took over with enough support from the gullible, what eventuated after the takeover was very different from the promises.

    Those people now tell us, "I foolishly believed them, learn from those mistakes".
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