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Old 01-12-2012, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by SlackerInc View Post
LOL...but this raises a serious question. Would the industrialised world spread this technology to the less developed world, or just kind of put up a wall and let them fend for themselves?
It's not like they'd deliberately spread technology because they're nice people. It's just that putting up a wall to keep goods that cost nothing and therefore have no value out of the hands of poor people seems like a lot of work. So worrying that third world people get a flood of free junk is like worrying that those bastards are breathing our air and not paying for it.

Again, things that cost nothing to produce have no economic value and therefore people won't value them. Nobody will care if people get worthless junk.