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Life as a service

People will stop buying things. They will buy a subscription to a certain standard of living - the area where a person lives, the level of cleanliness and food healthiness, the car he/she drives, the school his/her children can attend - all this will become a components that constitute this subscription to a certain living standard. That will lead to even greater class stratification.

Many people will not waste time on household routine, various daily duties. Time, which has always been the most valuable resource, will become a new kind of economic relations between people. Even now people who play a key role in society or occupy high positions can’t afford to waste time walking to the grocery store. The time spent waiting in line, can be easily converted to money. Services that relieve people from daily routine tasks will emerge. They will be automated to the max and united by categories based on the quality and cost of services provided: ranging from elderly care to VIP service. All household issues will be delegated to the domestic service suppliers of different quality levels.

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monkeymanwasd123 post scarcity people will still be trying to buy asteroids as if they were private islands and planets for similar reasons and such. planets and other mundane items are pretty unique and take time to dovelop. beyond a certain income class stratification doesnt really matter anymore outside of genetics and one's family history or whether or not someone is genetically modified. personal shoppers already exist as do butlers and servants. honestly some people might pay to get the chance to work remotely or volunteer for billionaires/trillionaires. many people would also prefer to hire from smaller companies just to avoid possible subterfuge.
25 Aug 2022
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