Re: I agree with Joe Dees about the pace and nature of change

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 12:41:38 -0700 (PDT)

> Joe Dees wrote:
> In 50 years, we'll both probably be alive and old, but reasonably
> healthy. I have $100 in 1999 US currency that says on October 15,
> 2049, US currency will still be in common use, most humans will
> be born the old fashioned way, live on Earth, and be speaking
> English or Hindi with their neighbors, and going to work to earn
> more of that US currency to spend on the wonderful high-tech gadgets
> that 50 years of slow, steady progress has created. (Fortunately,
> I can't lose this bet because if I'm wrong, I won't be around to
> pay off:).

Actually, that was me. I generally don't care about attributions much, but when a thread might generate replies referring specifically to "Joe's point" or "Lee's idea" or "Eli's prediction", one should make some effort to ensure that they are identified correctly. You might also refer to the idea as "gradualist" or "anti-singularity" to be more generic.

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