Re: poly: Modeling Economic Singularities

From: Damien R. Sullivan <>
Date: Thu Apr 30 1998 - 12:34:59 PDT

On Apr 30, 12:07pm, "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
> I'll point out that massive jumps in less than a generation HAVE
> happened. See Korea from 1960 to 1980, for example. Thatched huts to
> a first world economy in one generation.

But presumably there's a difference between a small population copying
advanced techniques, and the whole world, or even the leading edge,
discovering even more advanced techniques. And then there's the issue of sunk
costs in current capital and infrastructure. Even if electric cars were as
good as gas cars today, there would still be the slight detail of replacing
all the gas stations.

-xx- GCU Mangyn of Chaos X-)

What an odd reaction, she thought. Some people, apparently liked her god even
less than she did.
Received on Thu Apr 30 19:42:06 1998

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