Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Perry E. Metzger (
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 17:33:13 MST

Tommy McCabe <> writes:
> I am suggesting that the human trait of selfishness
> (ie, goal systems that center around 'I'), which makes
> capitalism necessary, or at least, vastly preferable,
> to any society whose individuals have differing goals,
> is not intristic to minds-in-general, and therefore
> capitalism is not required for minds-in-general.

In addition to reading a bit about economics, you might want to read a
bit of Ayn Rand as well, if only to understand the consequences of
what you are thinking.

Perry E. Metzger

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