Re: Extropian currency (was Hole in a box)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Feb 19 2002 - 11:39:18 MST

On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 11:49:22AM -0600, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> >
> > Honest to god, Anders! If Extropia minted its own money,
> > we would put you on the 20 dollar bill.
> > spike
> You mean the 20-kilojoule note, right? Surely Extropia wouldn't
> use a floating fiat currency...

Just as in the other thread, energy might be "manufactured" just like
gold, so it might not be the optimal foundation.

Given the start of this thread, I think I would base a currency on
irreversible computations. "This bill can be exchanged for 10^10 bit
erasures at First Computronium Bank of Jupiter". Making the basis of
irreversible operations linked to the allocation system seems fitting

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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