When delivery is free, will ownership survive?
Seth Miller
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It’s a great vision for the urban city dweller, with a high disposable income.

It’s a great vision for using less resources to accomplish the same goals.

But there are some problems:

For the wide open spaces of Trumpistan that are the other half of the country, and the urban poor, the benefits are not as tangible.

One can’t eliminate the collector/hoarder gene. We are, at our core, hunter/gatherers with strong nest building instincts. You need to watch a few episodes of American Pickers :-) Rather than look at those people with disdain, understand that this behavior is part of what makes us human and should, as such, be celebrated.

But my biggest concern is the death of the Mom and Pop, to be replaced by massive centrally controlled distribution networks that will then “decide” what’s good for us, will create pools of enforced group think (Just look at Google), this will inevitably result in less freedom of expression, less individuality, a lower standard of living for everyone except those at the top, and less happiness overall. If you don’t believe me, go visit Eastern Europe, or Russia and talk to people who lived in a centrally controlled economy and find out what it was really like, .vs. reading about it.

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