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Isn't scarcity the source of most problems, and not trade?

Although you can, of course, argue that scarcity gave rise to trades. the truth is that in today's world we already have an abundance of pretty much everything (cars, boats, houses, food, clothes, media, etc.). The only reason we don't have access to this abundance is because we have to trade for them. So, we ...

Why seems the TROM Project to be completely unaware of the fact that most of its ideas are not original but have been developed and discussed for hundreds of years in the anarchist/socialist movement for example by Petr Kropotkin and Murray Bookchin.

TROM is not about promoting "original" ideas nor it proclaims to do so. TROM's core message is that trade is the source of most problems and we have to create a world where trade is unnecessary: based on open source, abundance, automation, volunteers, and the like. TROM is also about science and challenging today's norms. ...

Will TROM ever be monetized?

Never. Period. TROM will always remain trade free. Meaning we won't ask you for anything in order to access the stuff TROM produces. Whatever TROM produces is, and always will be, available as trade free: for viewing, downloading, editing, redistributing and sharing. Even if we run out of funds, that can only have an impact ...

You wrote that our world is getting worse and worse while i have read that our world is getting better from some other sources, measuring war, poverty etc. Cant remember source right now, but i will search for it in the morning. Are you sure that our world is getting worse and if yes on which evidence are you supporting this?

Hi 🙂 Heh I've read those things several times and they are a mess. I even started to make an article on it and then I thought it may not be worth my time since it is easily 'debunkable'. Just to give you a few examples: - when they measure poverty they look at how ...

Lets suppose someone is causing trouble in a rbe city (he is beating people or throw rocks or that kind of stuff) its a weird behavior i know but lets suppose that he does something like this. Who will be responsible to deal with him? All people? Or volunteers specialized in this kind of stuff??

There are several ways to answer this. Here’s my version: 1. I am not proposing an RBE at all because no one has a clear definition of that or because it sounds like it is about “resources”, so I migrated towards “a world where trade is unnecessary” because that means if it is unnecessary then ...

What would you reply to someone if he insisted that some decisions should not be made by machines but from humans? For example he says, and i think he has a point, that we humans should decide how our education should be, if we should clone humans, how we should treat animals etc... So what about these decisions? Should all of them be decided by machines or humans have to be a part of it?

I think what those who say this (decisions by machines) refer to different kinds of decision than what you said. I don’t think anyone (TVP, TZM, or others) think that an algorithm should decide how the educational system should look like, how to treat other people or animals, and so forth. You can make algorithms ...

By the way, what does TROM stand for?

TROM was meant to mean "The Reality Of Me" or "The Reality Of Mankind" - I came up with that name while working on the documentary in 2011. Now it can stand on its own as simply TROM :). My name is Tio TROM because of the documentary actually, it is a 'fake' name per-se.

Why aren't you offering any perks/rewards on Patreon?

Because we believe that it is unfair to treat people differently based on how much they can donate to help us. If anyone donates to the project then they get the 'perk' of the entire project. It is as simple as that 😉

Will you still release issues? Like TROM issues?

Yes and no. Instead of releasing an issue that has 2-3 articles (thus, 2-3 subjects) we will release articles as issues, or as we call them "books". Why? Because is much faster and easier for all. For us to make them, for you to understand them. If we finish up an article, what is the ...

What is the difference between "books", "articles", and "issues"?

In the past, while working for TVP Magazine, we released issues made of articles. But we then focused more on articles, separating them from issues, so that people can easily find them. We also made several articles that merged into books. So, it was confusing. Now we call everything "books". We do not release issues ...

How is TROM different from TVP and TZM?

TROM is not that different in terms of what both of these 'movements' (The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project) seem to highlight: that today's monetary system is the source of most problems and we need to move towards a world of abundance. What TROM tries to do is to make this more clear and ...

What is TROM about?

As explained on the homepage, TROM is a project aiming to present in details today's problems and solutions to these problems, but it is also about changing people's values. We think it is as radical in doing that as more and more doctors today are starting to recognize that 'aging' is the source of most ...

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