One useful factoid in this department: The *weight* of the USA GDP today is
about the same as it was in 1900, despite a massive increase in value.
A concrete illustration of this trend: Remember the old soda cans? In Jaws
(from the 1970s) there was a scene when the sailor (I forget the actor's
name) shows off to Richard Dreyfuss his strength by crushing a beer can.
Today, a four year old can do the same, since cans use 80% less aluminum.
We don't have to say "with nano, we will recycle superefficiently and so
can produce more with less" -- that's true but it's already happening.
Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute. www.extropy.org
CEO, MoreLogic Solutions. www.maxmore.com
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