Actually, I want the transition to a post currency economy to start now.
Money already has lost its meaning – if it can be argued to have ever had one beyond power hierarchies and control, which I’ll concede was possible back in our history.
Automation is reducing employment rate below what is possible for currency to have meaning.
When employment rate reduces whilst scarcity of resources reduces, currency begins to lose all meaning beyond abuse in order to maintain power over others.
Universal income is a quick fix – a band aid for capitalism faced with rising unemployment due to a lack of scarcity and need for human labour.
The most worrying thing is that the more we try to pretend a currency based economy is the only way, the more we force people to either face poverty or become snake-oil salesmen. And beyond those two choices, we force people into jobs that do nothing except prop up an economic system that has no purpose – selling people insurance for things that can be easily replaced, or banking systems that circulate currency that has no value beyond its circulation.
Gene Roddenberry was right about one thing:
The economics of the future will be entirely alien to a currency based culture.
Whether we like it or not, our great-great-grandchildren will live in a world without currency, or at least one where it only exists to promote an artificial division in society.
Beyond that, our great-great-great-great-grandchildren will live in a world where currency literally makes no sense to them at all.
Unless we blow this world back to the Stone Age before then.
We are already at the point where currency is becoming obsolete.
It’s about time we embrace it and work towards a world without it.
If this seems alien or unimaginable to you, think of how your ancestors in the Middle Ages considered serfdom ever becoming a thing of the past.