Feb 22, 17 / Pis 25, 01 06:49 UTC
Re: Should the Asgardian Police carry and use firearms or any other lethal weapons? ¶
Attacking the cause more than the symptoms is commonly a very senisble method of operating, and actually, removing the reasons is for the larger number practical, and almost assuredly required to actually make long term habitation of space a viable concept within itself. You can't have people bickering about what is ultimately trivial trinkets. Needs must be met in order to prevent the likes of hoarding and exploitation of what will otherwise become locally scarce. For example, someone storing up a facilities water supply in order to meter it back to the others as a revenue generation method. You really don't want to start getting into senarios where things like toilet paper start full blown micro wars.
A lot of "problems" can be traced back to money, or specifically greed. To realistically and safely entertain the notion of providing for our population in the stars it's almost certain the sheer mass of materials required will not be lifted from the floor and instead harvested from the stars. To be able to consider constructions in a reasonable timeframe then exponential harvesting methods will require deployment and they will rapidly outproduce not only our ability to actually use that much resource, but outproduce that of the species ability to consume.
As the raw resources transform into infrastructure, and then goods, this opens up for remarkably utopian concepts like abundance to the scale that anything required will already be there and anything desired can be provided. This should eliminate most cause for things like theft, deception, fraud, robbery, etc whilst also tackling concepts like poverty. Resons for conflict should be few, and rarely sensibly result in violence. With the environment and more physical causes tended to, what remains to eliminate is the social causes, over enough time this should be sufficiently adjustable in the larger number of cases.