At 18:57 01/19/99 , way wrote:
> Assuming the concept is viable..why quibble with the paltry military budget?
> Paltry? I thought it was 7% of US GDP.
I find it difficult to count how much of value that could be going to interesting project, is taken away, or supported, by the military. Serving hamburgers and walking dogs can also add up to 7%, but it's a different 7%. We could as well count the effort the dogs (or people) exert chewing. This effort can't possibly be converted into DNA analysis.
> Non-American extropians and Tekno-anarko-socialists like myself look forward
> to a world without money. Resource allocation is a different matter. Money,
> like nation states, will be for romantics.
I thought value exchange without value representation (whoever issues it) is for romantics. I'll bet a PC against your cow it will never work in any sufficiently complex society.