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Within an Equal Money System - most of a Human Being's time will be Leisure Time - since one will only require to work for 4 years. Since science will focus on enhancing the quality of life for all - it will also focus on how to spend one's free time - because this will comprise most of one's life.
Science will be taking in the role of investigating how we can provide the most effective platform from which individuals may pursue their individual interests and passions. Science will thus not dictate what will fulfill a person, but will investigate what conditions require to be in place for each one to explore and expand their particular expression to the fullest extent. Within this, of course, the Constitution provides the framework of what is acceptable, where no unnecessary harm within the pursuing of one's passions is acceptable.
We will in general have to re-evaluate the metrics used to measure welfare as they have been shown to be completely limited and unrepresentative of actual improvement /welfare within society.
Within the development of new indicators/metrics we can draw from already existing concepts which take more dimensions into account than just money – like the GPI and for instance Sen’s Capability approach. Such indicators/measuring systems will most likely only be relevant within the transition period of getting everyone to an equal living standard – afterwards we can use the same platform of the voting system to receive direct feedback from people, which will then indicate/reveal any problem areas – rather than relying on generalised numbers from which an interpretation is then derived.
The term ‘Living Experience’ within the outline of the goal refers specifically to the experience of ‘being Alive’ – where in our current system, many people are ‘alive’ – yet are not really “living” since they are pre-occupied with day to day survival. So within this context, the words “Directing the Living Experience for all to sustained fulfilment and Happiness as Quality Living” only refers to ensuring that everyone has access to resources to sustain themselves and have a Life of Quality, and has no further implication than that. Beyond the point of sustenance -- each one is still responsible for their own ‘living experience’.
Something like prolonging life is something we can look at in the future but it’s in no way a priority. We first need to make sure every being on earth has stable health and one of the reasons for most not being healthy is the food we eat or the lack thereof. So the first priory and focus of the Equal Money System will be with regards to the science of medicine which focuses on getting everybody healthy with preventative measures before our focus is diverted to longevity.
Yes, science and technology is A way to go, within the holistic consideration of all points/parts/aspects that will also be utilized in order to bring all systems here on Earth to an Equal and Dignified point of Expression. We can clearly see how science and technology, currently and throughout history, has never actually gotten to the crux of understanding this Living Planet and who we are as Living physical human beings and how we function, in detail - essentially because the starting point has always been self-interest and separation for profit/recognition which brings with it a severe lack of integrity and no actual concern for what is best for all Life, to really understand ourselves and this world so that we can become our utmost potential here.
Therefore, within the Equal Money System we will be redefining and purifying the entire starting point of Science and Technology to be systems that actually benefit and improve the quality of Life for ALL life-forms here on Earth within utilizing many of the scientific devices, machines, instruments, technologies that are already here at our disposal, but can now be realigned from profit/recognition, to a principle-based starting point that is based within what is most practical, common sensical and beneficial for all – showing through these systems that we respect ourselves and each other to become the best version of ourselves that is possible.
What will be involved is using the research that is, has and will be conducted by human beings for the purpose of improving the quality of life that Science can contribute with in this world. Currently, Science functions at the will of interests that in no way consider humanity as a whole within, wherein there is no immediate focus of it toward the provision of the basic living solutions for people in extreme poverty conditions that we have generated, accepted and allowed the moment that we believe there is 'No Money' that could possibly afford the necessary scientific and technological research to engineer new methods to provide/ distribute resources, health and environmental solutions in this world.
We are currently living in dire conditions that Science could contribute to support/ find solutions to, but instead it is focusing on particles to find 'the origin of creation' instead of fixing the extreme scarcity problems that are causing the death of thousands of beings on Earth on a daily basis.
I also suggest realizing that there can be no 'ambiguity' in a principled-based proposal - this means that all choices based on one single principle as 'what is best for all' can only point out different ways/ means to manifest/ create solutions based already on a certain outcome wherein the well being of humanity is considered as a first goal. This is and would mean focusing on the Earth's problems, equalizing the living conditions to all beings, using science to improve the quality of life, developing an understanding of who we are as Life, understanding the relationships we hold as our human physical body in conjunction with how we create this world, which is certainly a breakthrough in itself from anything that humanity has known until now.
Realize that Equality as Life is not just a promise that 'sounds good,' but it is an actual living realization of which all participants must recognize the responsibility that we hold to actually make of all this a living certainty as the realization of who and what we are as Life. Thus, supporting the Equal Money System means supporting a holistic understanding of our relationship toward life itself and the endless possibilities that this entails when lived and realizing the will-power to be and do what is best for all.
Yes, science must be for the betterment of mankind - and the definition of 'betterment' must be based on how to make the lives of every human on earth better, equally. In the current money system science as an application to better the lives of everyone is limited due to the profit motive, and is abused in the development of technologies and support systems that are then only made available to those with money in order to make a profit while ignoring the majority of the world that does not have the money to get access to the benefits of science.
In the Equal Money system, since the profit motive is removed, science is free to be developed and explored by people passionate about discovering how to better the lives of all humanity. And the benefits of science will be made available to ALL people Equally.
So, science should definitely not be 'left alone', as when one leaves any institution 'alone' in this world, what that means is that you are leaving those with money alone to use the earth as they like in the interest of their own profit and power.
Note that the concept of "happiness" within the outlined goal is specifically used within the framework of "Quality Living" within the principle of what is Best for All.
Suppressant medicine which give the illusion of happiness in order to avoid taking responsibility cannot be categorised under "Quality Living" as one is not living an optimal life -- but hiding behind a fake experience. Happiness within an Equal Money System will have a different meaning as what it currently exists as. Happiness will relate firstly to meeting human beings basic needs and requirements on a physical level. From that point on -- it will relate to how we can improve living conditions through changes in the environment which can be brought about through science and technological innovation. Notice that each time, this "happiness" relates only to an improvement in quality of Life.
Happiness as drugs indicates that there is a problem and thus that something needs to be changed in the quality of life for that specific person -- which actually means, that this is not "real" happiness.
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Science in an Equal Money System will focus on the Principle of Directing the Living Experience for all to sustained fulfillment and Happiness as Quality Living.
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In the Equal Money System the Fundamental Value is Life. Within considering what is Best for All Life, Science - and all areas of the system will be focused on developing, manufacturing, giving to all, that which has practical value in supporting each being as Life to live effectively, comfortably, and reach their full potential for greatness. Within this there is no need for 'trade', 'buying', or 'selling', and the psychology of 'ownership as reward for work' will become irrelevant, as one will be able to CHOOSE whether one will work beyond the 4 year internship program fulfilled during one's 'high school years' - where, the reward for one's participation will be the satisfaction of self fulfillment through contribution in the area you choose, to the enhancement of life on Earth.
Humans do not own the Earth. Humans are dependent on the Earth, animals, nature, each other - for effective survival and living. In the Equal Money System you will 'own' your personal things from the perspective that someone won't be allowed to walk into your house and take your things.
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