RE: CNN article with Bostrom interview and Kurzweil quotes

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 09:34:47 MDT

> What is the purpose of *anything* once you cross the
> boundary of *bare*
> necessity? Maybe "fun" is the only purpose. Maybe
> it's just a by-product.

A way I've heard it described goes like this:

"There are only two industries. There is the 'stuff'
category, that provides all the stuff we need to live.
Everything else is entertainment".

As civilization has progressed, we can spend a greater
share of our collective time on entertainment, and
less on stuff.

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