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LucyParsonsRocks wrote (edited )

Do we outlaw new clothing

Who said anything about 'outlawing' anything? This is about basing your political ideology and your whole identity on technology and its perpetual growth.

We're talking about an anarchist society, you aren't going to be out-competed in the marketplace, you'll be free to abstain if you'd like.

I'm not talking about an 'anarchist society' because I don't live in a world where an anarchist society exists or is anywhere close to existing. I don't like to base my politics in theoretical utopias.

But how exactly would I not be outcompeted if everyone else is a superhuman and I'm not? Markets have nothing to do with it. Even if I swallowed your perfect communist techno-utopia pill where everyone is free and equal and puppy dogs tails, the people that abstain are going to be outclassed in every other aspect of life. Communism or not. Starting from the gene pool and going to life expectancy, education, career, attracting mates, making friends, etc, etc.

Replacing capitalism won't change the fact that space and resources are finite, that not all technologies are created equal, and it won't change the fact that some people are just dicks that will persecute those who are ill equipped to compete for resources in a world where billions of superpeople live forever.

Do we ban reading & writing because it will lead to the literate dominating the illiterate?

By basing your entire identity on the accumulation and expansion of technology, you create a hierarchy far more domineering and destructive than your literate vs illiterate example. People that are unable to read are absolutely oppressed by a society that requires we read. It would be so much worse to create a world where abstainers are literally rendered an inferior lifeform.

Why should I accept your authority in limiting my growth

You sound like a capitalist right now. I didn't try to assert any authority over you. But in a world where your 'growth' comes at the expense of my freedom, at the expense of the environment us mere mortals require to sustain us, I wouldn't hesitate to fight back. And there is literally no way to produce the resources to equip 8 billion people and all their descendents with equal tech without destroying the environment. Communism isn't magic.

It's gray-jumpsuit communism and an attack on my freedom.

I'm not a communist, I'm an anarchist.

When your freedom infringes on my survival... Fuck your freedom.