What If The Basics Were Covered?


What would happen if you were simply given enough money every month to survive? Not necessarily to get rich, but enough to pay for the necessities.

Would you become an artist? Would you become a scientific researcher? A marine biologist? An ecological scientist?

Would it create a culture reminiscent of the utopia depicted in Star Trek, where mankind is released from the burden of day-to-day survival concerns, able to instead focus the individual on becoming their best selves? Or would it create a stoner culture of laziness and apathy? I think it depends on the baseline culture.


The concept is very exciting, but I’m not sure the USA has the right culture for such a socialist concept to succeed.


Your species is not yet ready.