Re: DiscoveryCh - AI

Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 13:43:06 MST

Robin Hanson wrote:

> I think you're missing the point. Some AIs can tax other AIs,
> just as some humans now tax other humans. The relative
> abilities of humans and AIs are irrelevant.

You seem to see economy as a natural law. I don't think that
taxation does exist for more than 10 kYrs of Earth's entire
biological history, which counts several GYrs.

My mental model of the future assumes species radiation and
matter, energy and information flows in an ecology. I presume
economics is a subset of that model, so I consider emphasizing
postbiological beings in monetary relationships to other
postbiological beings taxing said postbiological beings rather
pointless. YMWV.

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