Could human civilization in the world without MONEY?

Indonesia
February 16, 2011 3:41am CST
How to create a civilization of mankind still develop normally, should have the money. Can you imagine your best ideas that could support human colonies living without money (wasting all the impossibility)?
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@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
20 Feb 11
Back again to the stone age. "barter"
@rifnee (1713)
• Indonesia
20 Feb 11
Maybe, but life will not grow without any money. Money is the motivation of the emergence of innovation.
@stk40m (1119)
• Koeln, Germany
17 Feb 11
I might add another thing that just came to mind. It's often said that without money mankind would be primitive. But then I wonder if the ancients (by that I mean the really ancient ancients, something like 10000 BC) also possessed money as they built gigantic so-called megalithic structures. Maybe money is rather bane than boon.
• Indonesia
17 Feb 11
Probably. In this world does still exist, especially in rural areas. Colony animals can not simply equated with the man because man is Zoon Politikon.
@stk40m (1119)
• Koeln, Germany
16 Feb 11
yeah, why not. If everyone agreed*? Imagine a world in which all people - within the blink of an eye - would agree that they'll do their jobs without receiving money for it (except bankers and other professions that are purely based on money, they'd become jobless, lol). Everyone who wouldn't do his job would be treated as someone who broke the law. Speaking of which. You'd have to add certain laws that make sure that people don't abuse the new circumstances, such as a law against greed. Only take what you need. * that would be a big problem though ;-)
@dodo19 (27262)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Feb 11
I think that it might be difficult to live without money. I don't think that it's necessarily impossible to do, but I think that it might make things a little more tricky, or difficult, or something. It would be challenging. Especially considering that money does seem to be everywhere nowadays.
@owlwings (37892)
• Cambridge, England
16 Feb 11
"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest" (Proverbs 6:6-8) Do you think that ants are civilised? If you do, then perhaps this would be the way to go: each person having their own tasks and duties in a society - some being food providers, some being home-makers, some being soldiers to protect the community and so on. Ants are programmed by their DNA to do these things but humans are far more complicated beings and, if this kind of social model could be made to work (as it has done in some societies), it could hardly be called 'civilisation'. Money (in some form, either coinage or in writing) is what enables human 'civilisation'. The principle of exchanging goods and services and giving them a value against other goods and services is what allows people to acquire the things that they themselves don't produce. No civilisation could exist without it. Even bartering requires that a certain exchange value is agreed for dissimilar things. Money is simply an extension of this and just simplifies what would otherwise be exceedingly complicated and unworkable transactions. The word 'civilisation' comes from the Latin word, 'civis' meaning 'city'. The word 'civilisation', therefore, means the organisation or division of society into cities (and farm land to provide the food). One such unit might well manage to exist without money but there could be little or no communication between two or more such units without some kind of 'rate of exchange', which is why the invention of money was inevitable.
• United Arab Emirates
16 Feb 11
i dont think so why...because money is the core key to exist in this world, it might be possible in ancient time but not now, if u really think of this to implement then only barter system to be introduced to live without money.