Naggly Nagger wrote:kol - money / currency is a loose term. i definetaly understand the concept of it, and the central banking system. the problem is corruption from people who seek their stimulation from conquest.
kol - near future is a relative term. there is no doubt that the current society is depleting millions and billions of resources at a very fast rate. one way to measure efficiency is by the amount of waste produced. the amount of waste in the world is almost surging!
Central banking is a ridiculous scheme. An even more ridiculous scheme would be to attempt to "intelligently" plan the future. Fresco is a glorified philosopher-architect, who's grand plans are not immune to the fatal conceit. [Edit: He's a Mike Dukakis style Technocrat]
Also, I don't think I added any qualifiers to how Simon conceptualized the "future". The future is the future. Productivity gains will catch up and outpace population growth.