Let’s take garbage collection. Why do we need garbage collection? Well, because people make garbage (garbage is really called “waste”). But “waste” is a fiction. Nothing is wasted in nature.
when people counter Copiosis by saying “who will do the jobs no one wants to do (even though people are doing them now)” what they are really saying is “those people doing the work that makes my life comfortable better keep doing it because I don't want my life to change. I don’t care how much better off my life may become. And I don't care how shitty that job their doing is. They have to keep doing it.”
But after spending hours responding to commenters, calmly responding to their attacks with reason and civility – and at times some snarky humor – I realized something I hadn’t before: