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So lately I've been thinking. What do we do with ourselves once we achieve a post-scarcity society?
It doesn't sit right with me for us just to exist because we can, at least not until we've improved the lot of everyone. Which got me thinking: surely the ultimate utopia needs to provide for not only those fortunate enough to live in it, but all those who suffered before to make it possible.
My proposal is thus that the ultimate utopia would be one where we use our technology to bring every human being that has ever lived back to life as well. We must build our own afterlife.
Obviously this depends on technology and physics we don't have in order to accomplish it. But to me it seems like a moral imperative of a post-scarcity society for us to establish conclusively whether or not it can be done. Even then - it would be a huge undertaking - dealing with the mental health and specific requirements of so many billions of people. But to me, it seems like we would have a moral imperative - if it could be done - to do such a thing.
Cancer is when cells stop letting the body mooch off their hard work - clearly a community of like-minded cells should isolate themselves and do the best job each can do, even if the rest of the body collapses!