Friday, February 21, 2014

Utopia part deux

Last night I was lying in bed considering the flaws in myperfect plan and I realised the terminator cyborg
approach was just a little too perfect and a little too cold.
Sure it got rid of the common problems many religions including Buddhism try to get rid of
i.e. our infamous appetites
by eliminating the good old eat and drink and be merry
and enjoy the woman of your life
but as I said it is just too perfect. 
After all we don’t want to turn into Data here.

So future medicine and future conception out of the traditional family unit which at best works once in a million and at worst creates nightmarish socio-economical nightmares of all sorts. 
What to do with it?
Obviously I had eugenics in mind but eugenics was kind of solved in that viral wipe-out with just a very few ‘perfect’ new and improved re-engineered ‘humans’.

Now we can add to this I suppose some form of painless birth maybe in vitro even and some form of advanced stem cells printing tissues and perfect organs to replace the ageing one while solving also a bad ageing of the brain which is not wanted either. 
So Heart, Liver, Kidneys etc CHECK!

Now we certainly don’t want a living Island of living clones for replacement part because after all we are writing a utopia here not a dystopia.

Another challenge here of course is not only we do not have the semantic ability to create this realistic utopia there would be nothing to write about it either as happy people have no history as we all know.

What could one write if there are no lies, no intrigues, no thefts, no murders, no wars, no adulteries, no offences and no offended parties?

I understand leaving sex in the equation complicates matters now.  It complicates matters in the animal world as well but what we are trying to imagine here is man at his very best beyond his actual capacity.

Casual sex for the pleasure with no ambiguous false morality or false modesty attached to it and with no strings attached as the good old line goes? What a thought!  Done somewhat in Logan's Run and Brave New World IIRC.

Like having a meal or a glass of wine with no more complications, mature and modern and some would say liberal! J

It does get different for sure when you take reproduction out of it. When reproduction is taken care of some other way, a more modern way… not necessarily through the means of a very flimsy whimsical nature.  It doesn't work in the animal kingdom and it certainly does not work among humans the idea that every sperm winning is a godly wilful act is just fucking insane.

Many will argue that there is nothing better than the love of a parent but I totally disagree since there is nothing worst either sometimes than the ‘love’ of an ignorant parent, the damage is irreversible and in a perfect society not left to chance for sure.

We cannot play Russian Roulette here with human souls.

There has to be sufficient care, sufficient supplies and sufficient everything.

One idea here would be to ‘program’ a society, a family unit with each of them having a farmer, a carpenter, sufficient land, none of that fiefdom ever any more. Equality for all.  In vitro reproduction even encourages equality for all.

It takes a village well let’s create a proper functional village then.

It certainly would be nice if it was an all-involved village with equal voices: bossing around and submission lead to nothing but trouble eventually.

Food and Sex that don’t hurt us now here is a new concept and try to add a good dose of healthy inebriation under ‘control’? Not sure is science will ever be big enough for that now? J

No Hunger Games, No Island, No Elyseum? Boring indeed innit?

I really have to reread Huxley. I liked him a lot back then but today I don’t like the idea of happy Deltas or even Betas for that matter.

Something straight out of The Village? Maybe I have read too many books and seen too many movies LOL. 

There was a certain peace to be had with the acceptance of the Hutterite style  I have to say if one could settle for this now.  Of course there were inequalities and cheating again as we can’t help being human and wrongly engineered but in its ideal view it is a nice place, a wealthy place even.

Hutterite or Amish without the bullshit religion and its boring meetings. A sense of community and sharing where everyone has plenty and is plainly happy.  Mind you I prefer the dressing code of the Eloi! J
No one is rich beyond others; there is no politics, no corruption, a minimal working week and plenty of well used leisure hours preferably in an ancient community style pre-social medias. 

A society of polymaths without the madness that usually comes with it.

Some Twilight Zone indeed on the Outer Limits of our possible current outcome.

I would like to think that Helen and Scott Nearing had a very happy life, the good life as they call it.

They were but one couple but imagine, one couple, one family, one village, one province, one country, one world… self-sufficient, non-violent, and happy.

There would hardly be any need for leaders and government or a ‘defense’ ministry or a police even.
No government, no taxes and a fair sense of bartering to meet everyone’s need. Everyone. 
Obviously that would include some form of major education and definitely a good family planning foundation.
Dream on Joe! Dream On!

Looking at the Eloi Feast photos I can’t help but imagine also this future world to be fully flavoured and fully vegetarian or at least ovo-lacto vegetarian I do not feel the need to be overzealous but just the need to respect life and not to murder or kill  and obviously I am what you would called pro-choice considering the ovo part! J

That would extend also to textile clothing of some sort.

NO PAIN! NO WARS! NO CRIMES. NO "EVIL" and NO HATE even. NO DECEPTIONS, NO LIES... in fact mind reading even...  NO CLASS SYSTEMS or CASTES.

obviously NO BULLIES and no need even for psychological resilience.

TOTAL EQUALITY AMONG SEXES too, along with among races and since there is no creed to cling to, one problem eliminated.

one idea is to solve the problem of pain and the old mythical Judaic curse of pain in delivery 

Gen 3:16  Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Gen 3:17  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

 more to come I am sure...a fun project anyway 

What is YOUR idea of a Perfect World?

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