i dont' see why we should do without modern technology per sé. gamma knives, x-rays, incubation chambers and things like that are important to save lives. There're things we could do without (like the numerous pills and things that aren't proven to do anything, but cost loads). There are things we need to keep (vaccinations).
<br>Organising this so it works within a non-authoritarian framework would definitely be a fair amount of work to hash out, and personally i'd rather see a big hierarchically managed hospital than see people die. that isn't a political statement, but just one that until people hash out detailed models for handling work we need to swallow our dogma and deal with our common needs. the state can go (police, army, parliament) but the general services should be kept and de-corporatised or whatever. Also, a bigger issue before we think about how we might manage hospitals and stuff, is probably, resourcing such a thing once our main economic regulator (the market) has gone. Right now the market takes resources and moves them up a pyramid. we've identified that that's wrong. what would a different system look like, and how could it be democratised so that the right resources (the stuff that the hospital needs, cause once we've abolished money we won't just be able to give them money to pay for fresh drugs etc) goes to the right place (in the example, the hospital). maybe there could be some kind of volunteership thing in the community where people work helping as assistants at a given place 1 day a week rotationally sending requests to places where resources are available in return for some sort of incentive (meals, accomodation). I'm not sure. i don't really know much about Parecon or anything like that. but someone coming up with a detailed idea for how some sort of economy could exist on a macroscopic scale (such that drugs can be mass-produced so as to be able to produce enough for everyone when there are so many of us) would be nice. We'll still need vaccines, gamma knives and x-ray machines when the revolution's come and we have to plan at least somewhat so that those things will be available. The biggest problem people seem to have with anarchism other than the front pages of the tabloids is it's workability. I don't think we look enough into how to make it workable, by which i mean beyond having a very basic level of healthcare and water supply. The squatters amongst us may be used to those conditions, but we have to find ways to make life not so spartan (and i don't mean people need SUV's, or luxuries. i just mean having fairly high-quality healthcare, sufficient clean running water, electricity and/or gas, various communications media would also be vital)
<br>i'm completely off topic. anyway