I’ve been thinking more about when society and the infrastructures of capitalism collapse, and the mayhem that will ensue.
I don’t think it will be a complete collapse. People will still get together and do interesting things without a profit motive. The Free software movement is proof of that. And people are intelligent and creative. They will use technology in whatever ways occur to them as being a good idea.
Really, I think it’s going to come down to surviving the initial wave of chaos, and then finding a good community committed to mutual survival and flourishing.
Once survival — again, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs — is cultivated, then joy can take root.
And that’s what it’s all about.