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Just a thought.

Imagine someone invents a replicator such as feature on Sci-Fi stories and religion dies out.....ok a bit far fetched.
The replicator would do away with the need for money therefore no cash related crime or corruption.
A lack of religion would remove most if not all the need for war.
Therefore what would we fight about?
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Who has the biggest replicator Cheesy

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If someone has a small one they replicate a bigger one........no, they are a standard size.
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To create that replicator would usually mean its created during a war, most times we have made technology improvements is only during war.  Look back to all the technology for the last 70 years an off shot of WW2 and the cold war.  That and war is the only way we as the human species that our population can be controlled, so we are due for a big one going by all the famine and food shortages world wide..
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Re: Just a thought.

You haven't been listening to John Lennon's Imagine have you?
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Therefore what would we fight about?

What have we always fought about? Power, real or perceived. Money has only ever been a vehicle to power or used to lever power. If you remove money, we will still fight for power. We will just attain it in different ways.
Actually, I think the same is true of religion. That has been used for power, too.
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There would have to be restrictions on what the replicator can create otherwise Kim Jong Un would have a birthday with one and manufacturers and dealers of certain addictive substances would be a little upset.
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Therefore what would we fight about?

Women, Football, Women, Football, oh yes, nearly forgot...... women OR football....... Cheesy
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And the "master race" would still want an underclass to serve them.
If everyone had everything they wanted then the brutal would get more brutal to get the subservience they desire.
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Inevitably, someone would invent an anti-replicator.  Sad
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... or Apple would buy the patent rights from the original replicators inventor, and then go around replicating lawyers so that they can achieve world domination buy suing everyone who ever made a replicator, created something which has the look and feel of a replicator, and claiming exclusive rights to all replication processes.
The unfortunate consequence would be the end of life on earth, as human reproduction would also then be classified as a replication process so no children are born, and everyone dies because crops are unable to be planted as seeds, cuttings, and cloning, would all be prevented as these would be unauthorized replication methods.
The moral of the story - don't buy Apple, spend your money on cider !  Wink
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And the "master race" would still want an underclass to serve them.

It's a little more than that.
It is said that everyone is born with the potential (for example) to own and run their own business and become a millionaire.
Let's suppose that occurred, they wouldn't live very long. No food, no water, no sanitation, no energy etc. There would be no-one to provide these services as they would be running their own businesses.
The moral of the story is don't knock the guy at the bottom of the social ladder, he's as essential to the maintenance of the structure as those above him/her. 
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Also remember that violence is a turn on for some people or put another way it's similar to being under the influence of a drug. ie. Cage fighting, so called Football supporters who are there just for a fight with other people.
Sadly the so called civilised world is turning into a me. me. me. society and b****r everyone else.