RE: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Yan King Yin (
Date: Wed Jan 07 2004 - 15:36:46 MST

From: Tommy McCabe <>
>Even assuming we aren't living in a virtual reality
>where getting something is as simple as snapping your
>fingers, competition for resources is unlikely when
>you can just disassemble Jupiter and turn it into
>stuff that people want. As a matter of fact, doesn't
>that remove one of the main reasons for war, if you
>have the technology for
>instant-mansions-just-add-water? People don't usually
>compete with each other for water during a flood.

The 19C industrialization also created abundance, but
that abundance was not equally distributed among all.
>From a historical perspective it seems the same will
go on for the 2nd industrialization (replacement of
jobs by intelligent machines).

We may take solace in that industrialization did
uplift living standards, and that over time re-distribution of wealth did take place.

Does a much better way of organization than free-
-market economy exist? I don't know but I do notice
there is some similarity between the free market and
natural selection.


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