Re: Singularity or Holocaust?

Anders Sandberg (
27 Feb 1998 20:21:00 +0100

Robin Hanson <hanson@econ.Berkeley.EDU> writes:

> I applaud Sanders for trying to grapple with important questions, but
> I'd like to remind him and everyone else that none of these questions
> are beyond "ordinary economics", and that economists have done an
> awful lot of work trying to model economic growth processes.

Thanks, and I agree with you. I'm just an amateur in this area
(although I do try to learn a bit of economics when I'm not busy with
transhumanism, neuroscience or complexity :-)

> More concretely, see the Journal of Economic Literature, section
> "O4 Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity." Or browse:

Interesting stuff. Any special recommendations?

> One of these days I plan to learn this field better, but I sure wish
> some extropian type would beat me too it :-).

Hey, you're the economist! I take care of the memory enhancements, you
develop the Universal Theory of Singularities... :-)

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