By F. Rincker
Perpetualism has been integrated in the new philosophy of Agoracentrism, community oriented autonomy for prosperity.
Not to be modest about things I hereby lauch the new name of our future economic structure. It
is called ‘Perpetualism’ because it will be the the last theory from now until eternity (practically). It
will dictate how we sustain humanity into perpetuity.
Fundamentals of Perpetualism
The theory of perpetualism is still being developed, it’s basic
premise is that it describes a permanent situation. Here are the core
beliefs on which it builds its arguments..
1. Energy will be free and abundant. It will be 100% renewable and available at next to no cost, eventually, in perpetuity.
2. Economics as we know it will become obsolete, because it is based on scarcity
3. Full employment will no longer be a goal, the labour saved by use of technology will simply mean we have more free time.
4. All basic needs will be adressed without cost. Sustainance is guaranteed for all.
5. Competition in the market place will be driven by culturual preferences, no longer by a forced profit motive
Land use will be unhampered by water shortages or water transportation
7. Technological and medical advances will continue, which can a risk or a blessing.
1. Energy will be free and abundant
This is an unavoidable consequence of the nature of renewable power
sources. The power they generate can be used to manufacture more
renewable sources, and to keep that power going we only need to do
maintenance. By strategicaly prioritizing energy requirements in
certain points in our industrial processes we will reduce their cost
and enable more renewable energy to be realized. The transition to
abundant renewable energy is the main hurldle humanity faces, but the
sooner it is taken the better for our future. Making and economic
argument for it ignores dropping cost as it factor increases.
Phases towards Perpetualism
|Now||90%||10%||100%||We need to exchange money in order to keep the fuel supply going|
|Phase I||50%||50%||80% and dropping||For some there will no longer be significant cost associated with energy use|
|Phase II||0%||100%||20% and dropping||All energy use now only incurs maintenance cost|
|Phase III||0%||110%||0%||Maintenace cost is covered by energy surplus|
Below list of sectors could be made to work on renewables simultaneously with a slight preference in order..
1. Domestic energy use
3. Mining and recycling
Centralized energy generation should be avoided to minimize delays,
financial strangulation (multi billion dollar projects that go nowhere)
or opportunities for artificial scarcity creation.
2. Economics will become obsolete
Economics is about mamaging scarcity of labour, materials time to
manufacture etc. What drives all economic activity today is energy,
used in mines, logistics, manufacturing and embedding us during
consumption.As energy will becom abundant and free this completely
changes the economical system, because no longer will all activities be
taxed and no longer are people forced into interacting with each other.
That is a unique new situation. What if your home power is provided by
payed for solar panels? Then your fridge and cooking equipment will
work without cost. You won’t have to make the money to pay for energy,
which reduces the burden on employers and allows you to consume more.
This will happen troughout the manufacturing chain until goods and
services are really cheap. Until people only do things because they
like to. People that hope to see large profits in renwable energy are
missing the point. Renewable energy will release us from economic
It may be objected that you need skilled people to do things for
money (like heavy industry), but first of all this will never be done
to exploit because recycling yields all the raw materials needed, and
second it won;t be dome in a competitive environment. whomever is
motivated to undertake a difficult misson (building a water pipeline to
some remote area) will do so with people that hope to benefit.
3. Full Employment No Longer Necessary
For some time full employment has been unnecessary, but Keynsian
economics meant that people that where not needed became jobless and
poor. The main reason being that banks hed the intrinsic drive to
extract money from society, and the competition they stoked made
everybody feel you had to compete. Competition only makes sense if
there are shortages. Modern food production show there are no
shortages. With abundant renewable energy there will never be a need
for people to use their manual labour to survive.
4. All basic needs will be adressed without cost
If you compare the labour involved in provideing the basic needs of
1000 people you will be surprised how little is needed. A few farmers,
A few home maintenance hguys, a doctor, soem car repair men, some to
take care of the heating system, but it is only a few that need to
work. If these people an you have the energy vailable to run the
systems you have, including the Cars, TV, internet, fridge, heating
etc. then how much will you charge? Why really? Economic theory has
taught of not to be usefull to each other unless we get payed. That
won’t be necessary anymore and we already see that because people like
to have neat houses and vibrant culture, that will be the reason why
they do things, more than their paycheck. It is imaginable that people
will still exchange goods that are luxury items, but all basic needs
will be free to all. A lot of this also depends on automation in
production, which is no problem if running it and maintaining it is
5. Competiton will be based on cultural preferences
Because there is no dire necessity to do things, no economic
pressure to pay for energy and allow people that make the stuff we need
to pay for their energy and materials, choices will no longer be based
on the cheapest option. Competition will be basded on what can be made,
on how much quality effort was put into it, and estectic and cultural
preferences. We will not want or need products that suck, are ugly or
otherwise unatractive, and the makers will not like to make them.
6. Land Use Will Be Unhampered by Water Availability or Fertilizer Cost
Dirt cheap deslaination is here, it has been developed by a company
called SaltWorksTech and its simple techonology will become open source
under pressure of the need for water. Using the technology and abundent
free renewable energy we will eventually see that water shortages can
be fixed and any area can be connected to the sea and irrigated (again
using renewables). Any area disclosed (for instance in the Moroccan
desert will yield immense amounts of biomass or food usable for all
kinds of products. This in turn will be enough incentive to bring the
infrastructure into being. Fertilier can be made using renewable energy
and will therfore be equally abundant and free.
7. Technological and medical advances will continue, a blessing and a threat
Education needs to be good in order to allow anyone to reason the
justification of what he or she finds in the world. This will be a
social proces and people will be happy to bring others into the
balanced life renewables have afforded. Young people can be taught to
learn, and the learning experience can be made much more interesting
because travelling will be free. It is shown that bringing people into
a village like social structure and allowing them to interact freely
prevents them from developing anti social behaviour which can lead to
unnecessary conflict. Policing is prevented by socializing, it should
be minimized and invisible. Because there can be no real damage from
crime there should be no punishment, only education, socialization and
treatment. Killing is a natural thing, all animals kill, so it should
not be treated as more than a diseaster for the family.
Computers are rapidly becoming so energy efficient they can remain
operational without any replenishment of battries for years. This means
sensor networks and control can infest our planet and create a virtual
prison even in environments where there is no obvious instrument of
restraint. Technolgy can hide itself from people that have not learned
about its existence, like a drone can spy on an aboriginal that thinks
it’s a bird. Quantum computing will change things so dramatically it is
a question whether it can be allowed. It is better to keep people
educated so classical economics is not saved by theimplementation of a
Medically we now know how to make cells regenerate in situ in adult
individuals, we will be able to make organs repair themselves. We now
know how to create nanoparticles that serve as markers on cancer cells
to eliminate them. We know what makes us age and die. Medical science
will continue to evolve and improve our lives and help us deal with
addicitons and brain damaged criminals (a large part has frontal brain
damage which makes them agressive). Society must be educated so it
understands what is possible.