A Cashless world would suck. My purchasing power in a cashless society will be based on my social behavior online, my Ebay rating score or how many likes on Facebook that I get for efficiently moving products or services. All transactions will be scrutinized by third parties, I wouldn't even be able to buy a surprise birthday present for my wife. Or an abused and beaten wife could never save cash under her mattress to make a get away from an abusive husband. I think most governments would love the idea of a cashless society, one in which they control every aspect of your life. You have no actual right to open a bank account, but in our society it is nearly impossible to function without one. Excommunication from society could be done with the flick of a switch, by an AI with a bad attitude. Also, if the AIs think we are too opulent and jaded, our purchasing power can be throttled, so you wouldn't want to horde it, and it keeps it moving on into other peoples control. The AIs could lower the value your purchasing power based on the wholesomeness of your choices. The idea that humans would turn to self-actualization activities don't understand what all that might encompass. It won't become a world of maker-spaces, it would soon turn into a world of Wankers! How many jobless people do you know that don't spend the majority of their time sleeping and watching TV. Retired people watch 50 hours of TV every week. None take up new hobbies, or any altruistic activities. The unemployed, even with welfare, feel the most socially isolated. Even in a world without work, pride and jealousy will still be around. When people can not make a contribution to society that is translatable to themselves they generally feel demoralized and unappreciated. The paradox of work is people prefer to complain about working alot more than actually becoming couch potatoes. One last point is that without a need for humans to produce, they would leave the necessity of cities of cities or urban centers behind and spread out into the land, becoming less social, and less civilized. Humans would revert to their baser animal behaviors soon enough.
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