Medicine and science only compete in countries that rely on sales to create this competition. Can’t you see that the lust for money is what creates competition and not for the want of a better world. In some places with universal healthcare, medicine develops because people are sick, not because you can sell it to people.
I honestly couldn’t care less if I have a phone at all or even a car. I went for more than 2 years without any sort of phone and only got one as a result of social pressure to be immediately contactable at every minute of the day.
I’m not lusting for a hipster vision of a vintage world. We just don’t need all these possessions. Tools yeah, that’s literally what separates us from the animals. But we only need science to save the environment we’ve already fucked up and medicine to stop people from dying.
I think you don’t have perspective on this debate. If you can’t separate your life from what you own and the lust for more things you’re lost. I’d be happy banging on rocks in the jungle if I was still breathing