Re: "Fortune"s of "war"

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 06:28:43 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> "Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> > Takes a look at the economic effects.
> >
> > ObExtroContent: The deflationary effects are possibly a taste of
> > the kind of dislocations "bulk nano" molecular manufacturing might bring.
> >
> >
> I don't see what this piece has to do with bulk nano. NT could
> change so much that it is not particularly relevant whether most
> people have jobs or not as far as their material standard of
> living goes.

OK, I'll try to connect the dots.

You (/"we") have to get there from here. Think the pathway through, as
'gene Leitel and some others do. Deflation is likely. Economics will go
through serious conniptions. "_I'm_ not a luddite, I just want security!"
...repeated in a billion hearts.

Neal Stephenson has said, "The future has arrived, it's just not
evenly distributed".

Neal's such an optimist.

Job One:  MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL.  If you're not part of the solution, 
  what are you doing scumming up the bottom of our beaker? --MMB  
"Let's roll." --Last words heard over Todd Beamer's cell phone 
   before the counterassault aboard UA93, 02001.09.11.~10:10EDT

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