At what point will we not need to advance scientifically? Is there an endgame?

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  1. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Mo' money, mo' problems.
     
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    What gave the western world a leading edge in being able to help third world countries?
     
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    Snowballing growth.

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  7. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Philosophy!
     
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    At what point will we not need to advance scientifically? Is there an endgame?

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    The point,when someone realizes to advance only Spiritually.
     
  9. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Never heard of the Markovians?
     
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  11. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    I don’t get the association.

    Is this a good thing?

    Jan.
     
  12. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    For some reason, humans have always sought shelter, and warmth when it gets cold. It goes without saying that we need food and water.
    I guess these are our basic needs.

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  13. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    I think most of us here can remember a time when we didn’t have mobile phones, or personal computers. As much as I prefer technological advancement, than not. Life wasn’t any less brilliant or exciting. To be honest, I could repeat any of about 10 telephone numbers, instantaneously, whereas my memory is not as sharp today. I’m aware that ageing could be a factor, but I don’t think it is.

    But why go past the point where we can live out the rest of our days in comfort, have fulfilling lives where we don’t have to struggle?

    Do you think we are at a time and place where we could simultaneously solve poverty, have clean water, on a global level, and still have a good, western style life (I realise I’m beingsidealistic)

    What do you think is an acceptable life spa

    Based on that logic, we will not be content until we can live forever. Would

    So why are we still dissatisfied?
    Are we still chasing carrots?

    Thanks for not not going down the atheist/theist route. I appreciate it.

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  14. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    That probably has more to do with you being younger then. I know a few older people whose only contact with the outside world is via computer. That improves their lives.
    Because we can always work to make OTHER people's lives less of a struggle, and work to lessen the damage we do to our environment, and work to expand our knowledge of ourselves and the universe. (Would be nice to cure cancer, for example, or find another civilization we can learn from.)
    Not if a "good western lifestyle" involves SUV's, motorboats, regular steak dinners and vacations to Italy.
    I don't know. If people could live to 100 with a good quality of life, that would be a good goal.
    That's likely.
    It's how we are programmed. A child who is born and is always satisfied eventually starves, and doesn't have any more kids.
     
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    White supremacist BS.

    [trial, error and the pursuit of craziness]

    Surely, you must be able to make up your own mind about that.
     
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    At what point will we not need to advance scientifically?

    When we have a beer that is both low in calories and tastes good.
     
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