Sep 26, 2022 1:14 AM
Cam and Warrior Cats
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"Well, they aren't spatially contiguous and are inhabited by different species."

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"That's not informative about which would better answer my question."

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"Your question didn't make it clear to me what kind of information you're looking for such that I can discern which society you're trying to ask about!"

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"Perhaps a different angle: is there anything in particular you expect to retain value despite your continued presence here but which is still possible for you to make in the first place."

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"Customized objects, generally speaking. Plus in general there will continue to be a market for labor, land, performance, etcetera. And I guess anything I would not choose to make."

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"Is there anything which you were already planning to make some but not much of?"

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"I am still in an exploratory phase because your world is very weird and I should go perhaps multiple consecutive days without being blindsided by potentially relevant facts before I step into place in your economy."

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"I see.  Did you ever have an official occupation or vocation?"

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"I taught at a university for a little while."

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"As which?"

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"...as a professor? Sort of, since I didn't have a doctorate, just practical expertise."

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"Vocationally, then?"

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"I'm not sure I know what you mean by that."

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"Did you do it for income or for fulfillment, broadly speaking."

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"...both? They paid me enough to live on but I could have made much more money in industry."

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". . . A very weird world indeed.  Does your society simply not distinguish between these at all?"

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"People do do volunteer work but it would not be a strong probability if someone tells you they taught at a university, no."

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"Which of the workdays and the leisure are very long under this system?  Or is the difference split between them."

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"Our days are shorter!"

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"By how much?"

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"They're 24 hours."

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"How much sleep do people need?"

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"Eightish a night, for humans."

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"No wonder you don't have time for vocations."

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"Is that, like, an entire second job you do out of conviction?"

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