I got into an interesting discussion about the zeitgeist movement with a friend today. He was trying to convince me that this was society 2.0, that it was the answer to all of our current social issues.
Though I personally wish to better the world, once I have gain financial freedom, I am well aware that the world will take more then a few well intentioned people for it to change. People, are the problem, and as such no system that claims to be the better can be better if it contains people. Systems that rely on the kindness and vigilance of everyday man are doomed to fail. I find that people who want to live in an ideal world, often overlook many aspects that we take for granted. Evangelist of the zeitgeist movement claim that we have the technology to solve issues like world hunger. Though the technology may exist on paper or in the lab, the resources, both material and human to bring it to EVERYONE are not available. Who’s to say which project in this zeitgeist movement world has priority over these finite material/human resources? Who will work the fields, mine the minerals, fish the dangerous waters if I would not go hungry otherwise? Robots? Who will make these robots and maintain these robots? Other robots? Why do these maintainer robots give a damn about making other robots? The devil is in the details.
My point is, if you want to make a change in the world, start with yourself. Look deep within, figure out how you can improve yourself, and in that way you will change the world around you. Don’t just follow blindly some concept dreamed up by perfect strangers, which would be no different then believing in a cult.