Re: Natural Boundaries of Exponential Grow

From: Jef Allbright (
Date: Mon Jan 09 2006 - 13:45:14 MST

On 1/9/06, Christian Zielinski <> wrote:
> Hello.
> Only an idea of the limits of exponential grow of a post-singularity
> civilisation:
> Let's assume an exponential grow of the technological progress of a type
> II-III civilisation.
> With growing technology the energy consumption of such a civilisation
> should grow too.

You might want to consider that rather than energy consumption increasing in
absolute terms, we might expect increasing density of energy consumption
since it will be more economical to grow inward for some time.

- Jef

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