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April 12, 2007

For Kurt Vonnegut

-- by Dave Johnson

"How to love people who have no use?"

This is the end of a 2003 Who Is Our Economy For? post. It's a post worth reading, by the way.

"... a problem whose queasy horrors will eventually be made world-wide by the sophistication of machines. The problem is this: How to love people who have no use?

In time, almost all men and women will become worthless as producers of goods, food, services, and more machines, as sources of practical ideas in the areas of economics, engineering and probably medicine too. So, if we can't find reasons and methods for treasuring human beings because they are human beings, then we might as well, as so often has been suggested, rub them out."

- Kilgore Trout, in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Posted by Dave Johnson at April 12, 2007 8:32 AM

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