One thing really bugs me when I think about the development of the human race. It is the inequity with that the goods that technology created are distributed. Throughout history, money was a way to organize the things people needed, because they didn't produce everything on their own. So you could simply exchange your goods for the things you needed. That was an extremely important point in human history, because the single members of society could concentrate on what they did best. Eventually money was invented, a universal trading agent, which you could trade for anything you needed (or wanted). The problem with money though is, that with a little knowledge in math you can create more money from itself. Over the course of the centuries this effect accumulated and money quickly got a life of it's own. Look at it now, the 'bail-out' for the banks last year totaled somewhere around 800 billion dollars, that is enough money to update the power-infrastructure of the earth to renewable resources (yes, completely) and then some.
Money really has been the only option while we couldn't trace all resources and distribute them in a perfect manner. But now, we can! The incredible rise of the machines within human society (called 'narrow AI') gives us a unique chance to leave the (obviously pretty) imperfect approximation of mmoney behind and tackle the quest of creating a machine-based resource-distributing system that creates true equality for all human beings. A good example for a project that is already running is the 'Venus Project' founded by Jaque Fresco and explained in 'Zeitgeist: Moving Forward'. A resource-based economy is our only option of solving the numerous problems caused by the defunct monetarian system. So some of you might scream 'COMMUNIST!!1'. Let me explain something to you people. Communism is bad (very bad) if run by humans. We simply don't have the mental capacity of dealing with problems of extremely many dimensions. However, we created something that has this capability. We call it computers. Let me break it down:
Communism w/ human: BAD!
Communisn w/ machines: PERFECT!