“Imagine a life in which all your basic needs were met, the bottom of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs forever lopped off. No concerns about college debt ruining your ability to buy a home. No worries about where meals would come from, or whether you would have enough cash to keep gas in the car. No problems paying medical bills.
Then, imagine a life in which virtually all of your needs were met. In this world, society would guarantee its members not just middle-income status, but the prospect of travel, the option of a fulfilling but nonremunerative career, time with family and friends, time spent with cats and gardens and on volunteering and road trips. Imagine that all your peers exercised regularly and watched as much Peak Television as they wanted. Imagine never retiring, because there would be no need to retire. And imagine this happening on a far greener planet. …
FALC is a strong brew of technological determinism, sunny utopianism, and souped-up socialism: Let the robots do all the work, and let humans enjoy the fruits of their labor in equal measure. A mainstay of science fiction and prophetic religious texts (minus the robots part), the idea has come into vogue over the past half-decade or so, both among progressive thinkers concerned about inequality and stagnation and among the internet’s meme makers, the promoters of FALC’s swervier cousin, Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism. …
The most ardent advocate for FALC, Aaron Bastani, a London-based media executive and writer, has written a new book on the topic. In it, he advances a curious, passionate argument, with a dire assessment of the present and a messianic vision for the future. Bastani believes that we are already living through a potentially epochal transformation of the economy, as epochal as the establishment of agriculture and the introduction of engines and electricity. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced computing might be about to eliminate the need for human labor in no small part, Bastani claims. …”
I will have to read Aaron Bastani’s Fully Automated Luxury Communism. This is essentially why I joined the Yang Gang. If we lived under Fully Automated Luxury Communism, why couldn’t we unscramble the modern world and return to living in homogeneous tribal ethnostates? Everyone would have a guaranteed income and could live wherever they want and do whatever they want in life.
Seriously, FALC is so exciting that I created a whole new variety of White Nationalism based on the concept. I was ready to go with it too until Yang blackpilled us by pandering to the most insane faction of the Democratic base. If Kamala Harris wins the nomination, Blompf might get reelected and we could enter a catastrophic downward spiral as the first wave of AI hits the economy.
Note: In other news, Captain Picard is coming back later this year.
He lives under FALC somewhere in France in the 24th century. Star Trek: Discovery bombed so hard that CBS: All Access created a new show.