Re: QUESTION: You're stuck on a desert island...

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 14:14:50 MST

"Justin Corwin" <> writes:

> i would buy it. in a shot.
> justin
> >I'm going to cheat and say "Technological Civilization: A Builders
> >Manual". The book doesn't exist, but I've been seriously thinking of
> >writing it for about 10 years now.

There is a discussion of something similar in right now.

One interesting idea that came out from the discussion is a way of
quantifying tech levels: a tool you can just pick up is tech level 0,
something you can build using level 0 tools is level 1 (flint knife),
something that can be made with level 0 and 1 tools level 2 and so
on. It would be interesting to see how many levels up we have reached
(my guess not that many, the real issue is the breadth of the tech

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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