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In a posthuman world, what will be the need for individual talent and money?

  1. Feb 12, 2009 #1
    In a posthuman world, what will be the need for individual talent and money?

    (edit)Posthuman- as in cyborg, somewhat equivalent to transhuman.
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2009 #2

    Evo

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    "post human" as in no humans?
     
  4. Feb 12, 2009 #3
    None.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2009 #4
    Will they have time machines?
    That can be used to come back to these times where talent and money is important.
    If yes, then that is pretty similar to why a traveler should have more than one currency

    found definition here:
    http://clubofamsterdam.blogspot.com/2007/07/towards-post-human-world.html
     
  6. Feb 12, 2009 #5
    sounds like humans may be cattle in such a world. humans may not even be allowed to have money.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2009 #6
    Nothing...
     
  8. Feb 12, 2009 #7

    lisab

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    Nada.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2009 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    Robot to vendor: How much do you charge for the memory modules?
    Vendor: Only two bits.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2009 #9
    talent/creativity is necessary to progress. unless equity of talent and creativity among all persons is necessary to your idea of "post-human" then I see no idea why it would cease to be important.
    and money, or a trade/barter system, is necessary in any society that must deal with limitation or scarcity of resources. so again unless your idea of "post-human" necessitates that this not be an issue it remains important.
     
  11. Feb 13, 2009 #10
    it depends:

    if the cyborgs are still goal orientated like us humans, then they will be stiving to acheive these goals, there talents will help them to do this efficiently and they would probably use money (or other form of currency, bartering for example) to build upgrades to acheive their goals more efficiently. This would lead to a market for these things and markets run on currency.
     
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