Post Scarcity

Post scarcity or post-scarcity describes a hypothetical form of economy or society, often explored in science fiction, in which the necessities of life and other things such as goods, services and information are free, or practically free. This would be due to an abundance of fundamental resources (matter, energy and intelligence), in conjunction with sophisticated automated systems capable of converting raw materials into finished goods, allowing manufacturing to be as easy as duplicating software.

Fundamental Necessities

  • Energy - A break through in solar or fusion power might be required to power a post scarcity world.
  • Matter - Might be a few elements in short supply.
  • Intelligence - More and more knowledge is being amassed every year. What extra knowledge is still required?

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
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