Re: No nanotech before AI

From: Geoff Tillman (geoff_tillman@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 13:19:36 MDT


 add in construction too. You'd
> also need to include much of
> the service industry, no need for plumbers or
> mechanics or most repair men
> for that matter because if something breaks just
> make a new one. We also
> don't need fast food workers or waiters or ...

I disagree with this point. The service industry
exists because most people don't have the time or
desire to perform certain tasks. Even if we can
replicate new parts cheaper than it would be to repair
them does not mean the average person will want to be
bothered with the details..when they can simply
"click" on a webpage and have someone come over and
deal with it. Also I suspect that waiters, bartenders,
hostesses, escorts, models, poolboys........ will be
increasingly in demand in a truly "nanotechnical" age.
People will have plenty of resourses to splurge on
customised and personalised service. And they will pay
out the wazoo for them.

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