The Death of Competition [was: Economic (ignorance) Nativism and me]

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 19:49:17 MST

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Emlyn wrote:
> I am suspicious that we might be getting mostly very dirty jobs like this,
> as humans in the process, in the future.

The things we will have to do for our daily 'bread'...

Interestingly enough, since you will not 'have' to do it, the
question for managers will be how do you make it fun enough to
get people to volunter for the job? Weekly awards for Jupiter junkets?
Conferences on Triton? Death Matches with Beyond Deep Blue?
(as an aside this sounds like the 'jury duty' of the 21st century...)

What say you? What will motivate you to work (or compete)
when you don't have to?

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At 01:10 PM 3/26/01 -0700, Brent Allsop wrote:

>> Jerry A. Fodor chastises Dennett on precisely this point (among
>> others, including mental representation).
> Do you have a reference for this? I wonder when he came up
>with this idea (or where he got the idea). I've been pushing this
>idea since at least 1996 or so.

< snall throat clearing sounds > Jerry Fodor has been pushing this idea
since 1966 or so... :)

Damien Broderick

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