Daily prompt. More entires.
If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.
I was not going to do the prompt. Stomach’s not quite up to scratch yet. Mind not quite able to focus on such heavy objects as un-inventing things.
But then I read Hope’s contribution, and I commented that money should be un-invented. And I thought, might as well do a post.
Why do I think money has to go?
I think the reason is quite self explanatory. Money per se is not really a problem, as guns as such is not the problem. What people are prepared to do for money – that is the problem.
Since time began, wars have been fought over monetary gains. It is speculated that the Knights Templar owned the first bank. And they were all decimated by their king for their riches.
People lose sight of what’s actually important because all they really worry about is money.
Kids are not being educated at home, or taught anything other than the comfort money can bring.
It’s become a mad rush to always earning more and more, buying more and more and more.
Replace money with a bartering system as in the old days. You have something I need, I have something you need.
I think it will force many people to actually work. Because you have to give something in exchange for what you’re getting – not just a note or two. Or you could give your time in exchange for the things you need.
Sure, I can see major repercussions. Not everybody can farm. And making things are a dying skill everywhere. And I have no idea what a weapons manufacturer would be able to give in return for a few bars of enriched uranium ;-)
But hey – I would like to un-invent money.
And this is, after all, my own personal dream world!
And of course, there was absolutely NO other song I could possibly choose!!