It's 'its', not 'it's'
KSR's Mars trilogy sucked. I read the whole damn thing and kept on hoping there was a point to the meandering mess. Never happened.
Make them all buy My Book!
Will it help my wife find her glasses?
I think ALL CAPS is in order
Actually, it is more like spinning with a periodicity of one year
At least we know on which side to find the astronomers .
Back seat driving?
All we want to know is, how long does a five pound bag of sugar last?
(corollary question, will McDonald's et al stop putting those little sugar packs out for anyone to take?)
Make those drop-down oxygen masks a little bigger, and they can double as CONES OF SILENCE. These will work especially well with the rumored iShoe phone
Can Slashdot implement an alternate to the 'Anonymous Coward' sig?
I suggest 'Anonymous Nitwit'.
Many rich folk find many productive outlets for their skills and interests. Many 'hobbyists' create interesting and useful output. Many artists and performers have their creative output stymied by economic duress. And many will be slackers in the eyes of some, but enjoy a happy life. Could be worse.
Hence the need for a new economic philosophy
You , like many, misunderstand the long term implications of increased productivity over time. Eventually most of the GNP (or GWP - gross world product) will be created through automated systems. This will require a substantial rethinking of what constitutes a life's work, as working to earn a living will become obsolete. Everyone will be entitled to a high (by today's standards) standard of living, and freed to pursue whatever endeavors - productive or not - that they so choose.
There will no doubt still be inequalities, but it will be the difference between the have's and the have more's. Most economic philosophies are based on limited resource allocations, whether it is capitalism, socialism, Marxism, free markets, feudal fiefdoms, or whatever. New models will be needed.