Re: Clock of the Long Now

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 08:26:56 MST

Robert B. wrote:
>I don't see any way of stopping the Juggernaut, and I suspect Robin
>would agree. The economic forces at work and inertia they contain
>are simply to great. Its like Natasha standing out in the middle of
>I-80, holding the Mona Lisa, with a caption saying "here be art
>that can stop the world", in the meantime, along comes Mick's truck,
>he's squinting, trying to read the caption, oooopppps, too late...

I think Natasha, holding a 10 foot copy of Mona Lisa or one of her
paintings, would have a pretty good chance of stopping traffic on I-80,
whatever the caption. :-)

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

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