[LMB] SF for various generations
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Jan 7 00:14:26 GMT 2016
On Tue, 5 Jan 2016 10:32:02 +0200, Caroline Tabach <ctabach at gmail.com>
>On 30 December 2015 at 14:44, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
>> I started this by talking about Jeevesing a whole class in society
>> to be happy workers and servants. We've explored that quite a bit.
>> The next step is a Brave New World society where people are
>> designed to fill different levels in society, all very pre-programmed.
>> How about jeevesing, or at least pre-programming, a ruling class,
>> or at least a ruling individual?.......
>> So many people spend years 'finding themselves'. Would it be
>> better to know from the start that you were designed for a particular
>> Gwynne (In s speculative mood)
>This whole thread about pre-programming a ruling class and programming
>people for specific jobs in society really seems to go back to
>pre-industriual age British (and other European) history.
>In the past, people lived in the same place for generations and the same
>profession passed on from generation to generation. The cobbler and the
>blacksmith etc. were professions that passed from father to son.
>As did the counts, knights etc.
>As in the verse from the hymn
>"All creatures Great and Small"
>"The rich man in his castle,
>The poor man at his gate,
>God made them high and lowly,
>And ordered their estate."
>What all of you propose seems like going backwards
Discuss the possibility of != propose.
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