Re: Singularity: been there, done that

J. Maxwell Legg (
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 13:42:22 +1200

Robin Hanson wrote:

> The larger market framework judges new creatures by the supply of labor they
> offer, and the demand for products they embody. "Smarter" creatures are those
> that can command high rents/salaries for their labor.

It's also true that some say "Smarter" creatures lie and cheat and extort more often. For example, Robin, I suspect you're not writing on this list for the fun of it and there are some people's opinions that conflict with yours and to which you do not reciprocate. Why is it then that you are unable to command any monetary value for this labor of yours? I thought the labor theory of value went out with Marx and his ilk.