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ziq wrote (edited )

Farmer. Nothing is more important than that.

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Xesau wrote

Building machines that automate labour-intensive work

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Biogerentologist. I'm working towards that now but I'd like to do it without working 40+ hours a week. and without the epic fuckloads of debt I'm going to have to go into to do it. But I know even with those things in consideration I'm wildly privileged to even have access to that.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

Assuming it even makes sense to pick something when I really don't know what that different world would look like, I'd be a teacher of some kind.

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PainlessEphemera wrote

I would fulfill my dream of being a writer. I doubt I’ll be one if the system stays the way it is. People just don’t value the arts as much.

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notanaccout wrote (edited )

I'd choose a mix of a few jobs

30% physical: farming, building, janitor...

30% intelectual: scientific research, helping foss projets

30% social: education

10% talent: woodworking and potery

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tnstaec wrote

This. Jobs as we know them don't really need to exist. It's alright to have some people who specialize in one particular thing, but many people get bored just doing the same thing everyday.

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notanaccout wrote

Also, having no job at all is boring AF, so the argument "but without rulers nobody would work" doesnt really stand either

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tnstaec wrote

Here's where we get into anti-work critique territory. People would certainly do productive and creative activities. But our motivations and attitudes toward those activities would be radically different.

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What_the_What wrote

Server. I waited tables for two years in college, and apart from the crappy pay and low social standing, it was the best job I ever had.

Maybe I could get together with the farmer and the cook and work something out!

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Crassula wrote

Gardening, farming, furniture building, etc...or anything involving recycling, managing resources to be used by the community in a sustainable manner

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zorblax wrote (edited )

Mathematician.

Weirdly it looks like that's where I'm going anyway.

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OniLinkPlus wrote

I would absolutely be a Physics teacher for high school students, or whatever equivalent would exist in such a society.

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Cosmicsloth42 wrote

Janitor probobly. I like cleaning, and it's a necessary job for society to function. Plus I feel like it would be far easier for me to take off on a climbing or hiking trip as a janitor.

If not that, maybe an urban planner. That would be interesting I think.

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obtk wrote

Well, people aren't going to want to be a garbage person, sewer worker, or any other awful jobs. Take note that (almost) everyone wants to do something artistic or that requires higher education. I suppose maybe you could get robots to do those jobs, or take the Brave new World approach of predestining children, but otherwise this is really unfounded and illogical optimism.

All that aside though I'd like to be someone who maintains the social order of the "utopia" by ensuring that people don't get out of line.

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ziq wrote

So a cop?

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obtk wrote

Nah, the Utopia wouldn't have cops, it'd have "society maintainers" or some shit. After all, the people trying to build it are very anti cop (for the most part.)

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sudo wrote

I'd be a physicist, or maybe a physics teacher.

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zer0crash wrote

Producing Media; Music, Videos. Promotion for Events.

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ruetheday wrote

I think the jobs should shuffle. People shouldn't be confined to one role. I like working in gardens, so probably food systems. Or with books

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LostYonder wrote

Do the same thing I do now - teach, only with pleasure and not the stress and the selling out to financial/privatized interests that drive and corrupt our education system today.