In response to a great post by Svbtle Founder Dustin Curtis I figured I would post my own list of things I want. The future isn’t as far away as people believe. We live it everyday. We have the entire wealth of human information in our pockets. Imagine the thought of that even thirty years ago? At any second in the day we could begin to learn anything we want. What a world!
So what’s missing?
I want the United States Government to stop spying on me. Government overreaching not only bothers me daily, it makes me feel less secure in my daily life and my home. I want a right to myself because that is my natural right. With that right to myself I have a right not to be aggressed against. Government infringement is aggression.
I want the United States Government to stop stealing from me. I don’t support wars, preemptive war, droning people, etc. I don’t enjoy being coerced through taxation where my options are either give a percentage of my earnings or face jail time. If there must be a tax on my earnings then let it be as minimal as possible. Better yet, allow me to decide where my tax money goes. Best would be no tax at all. Privatize all industry, services, and law. Yes it is possible.
I would like a way to self medicate without having to go to the doctors and or get a physical prescription. Whether this self medication is in the form of a “smart pill” or I am free to obtain the medicine I think I need is irrelevant to me. The point is I would like the freedom to do with my body what I want. Don’t get me wrong, being able to swallow a smart pill and have it fight infections for me would be ideal but going back to my original “want” I don’t want government overreach. I enjoy my privacy so I wouldn’t want this pill being scanned or openly documented by the Feds.
I want to 3D print food in the same way I order a pizza. Rather than waiting the 30-45 minutes I want to press a button and have food of the same or better quality in front of me in a matter of minutes. I would like this to be at a low cost and would prefer the food be able to be broken down again and the “printing ink” be reusable. This would help with waste. The concept would be close to recycling food.
To the same point I want instant delivery. I want to order something from Amazon and have it show up in my particle assembler sitting in my office or living room. Buy it now would receive a new meaning. Items that might be too large would be an issue at first but I’m sure has the market progressed “instantly available items of any size” would open a market to new entrepreneurs.
I want a way to transfer money instantly and have it available instantly with no fees. It’s now 2014 and the only way to digitally transfer money and have it available instantly is to still drive to a bank and deposit cash. This is unacceptable. There is no reason a PayPal deposit should take 3-7 days to reflect in my bank account. There is no reason I have to spend $25 to wire money to another account to have it available with any speed and certainty. Money these days are just 1’s and 0’s on a screen, in a database.
And with that…
I want a currency that isn’t constantly debased by a Federal Reserve. I want a currency that is determined by a market economy. I want competitive currency where by different users can exchange currency freely and all if it being accepted would open competition with one another. The best currency of the time would naturally take it’s place as the top currency in the market. We would see innovation rather than frustration. Market competition would stabilize prices and consumers would no longer suffer the tax of inflation. Should the currency collapse another currency would arise. Or, because of the competition the value of your money, in whatever medium it is, would never collapse as a majority of these successful currencies would be commodity backed.
That’s what I want.