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This one petty thief was run over by a car. When he wakes up, he finds himself in Heaven. Everything he had ever dreamed is at his beckon. At first he is careful with the new gain fortune for fear of revealing whom he really was. But as time goes on, the lure is simply too great to suppress. So, he quickly allowed himself all the self-indulgence that he could dream.|
Well, this doesn't last long. The good life is great but boring. He must do something about the boredom. So he goes to the proper official, the GOD. He demands to double check HIS records on him. HE does it and it all checks out fine. Then, in desperation, he demands to be sent to Hell, instead. HE replies: "This is Hell."
The motto of the story is obvious. But we are interested in solving our problem of overpopulation. The key here is in what this story suggested: A dream machine.
The computer games we have today are already predecessors of such a dream machine. In fact, unknowingly, our pursuit of a materialistic society is creating a vast market for such machines. All we need to do is racing ahead of the overpopulation crisis by way of constructing such a machine. ROBACUS can do it.
ROBACUS is a robotized Chinese abacus. Once applied to a Chinese environment of knowledge communism based on an Open Computing Network, its software automation technology will be able to create a virtual reality head- and body-gear that satisfies the specifications of a dream machine.
What the machine can do is saving the Earth a lot of spaces and resources when most of the ravages of materialistic pursuit are now performed in virtual space by the ambitious and aggressive among us.
Any one who doesn't want be himself can find a new self in the machine. He would, for instance, not only have all his prayers met, but also meet the God who answered the prayers. People who are not satisfied with the amount of money they make, the size of the enemy they destroy, or just want something but don't want to pay the price, could opt for the machine and get what they want, nondestructively. And finally, anyone who routinely relegates his health and even mental state to the charge of doctors and drugs, legal or otherwise, could get the ultimate care in the paradise of the dream machine.
All we need now is just creating a huge repository for the bodies of these "dream people". The rule should be if anyone decides not to toughen out with the simple and plain lives on the bare Earth, then they would get three chances to experience the good life in the machine. After that, in the fourth time, they would be put in an "eternal-life machine" and stay there forever, which is as far as how they would be made to perceive it.
So, now the prerequisite for living one's own real-life life is one of self-suppression. Purposefulness would replace happiness. Protecting the Earth will replace consuming it. Improving humanity should be the one unwavering goal of all those who decide to toughen it out outside the dream machine.
Construction of the dream machine would also be the beginning of the end to all mankind's technological, as well as materialistic, pursuits. Once this end-it-all machine is made, we can all go back to produce better human beings.