Re: Prizes (was: Life Extension through legislation or the free market)

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 17:30:15 -0400

Mike Rose wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, Robin Hanson wrote:
> > Prizes can be an excellent mechanism.
> This thread started with Robert Anton Wilson's excellent idea in
> Schrodinger's Cat.
> I see no reason why it cannot work. I just find it sad that the only
> incentive in today's world is money, and not pride, or fame, or the
> pure thrill of success, or the feeling of achievement gained when you see
> a private fantasy tuen into a reality.
> "The future exists first in the imagination, then in will, then in
> reality." -B.M.Hubbard
> Nobody believes in their dreams any more, only if they get rewarded with
> the surrogate american dream of MONEY MONEY MONEY!!
> it is a sad state of affairs.

Dreams don't keep your belly full.

			Michael Lorrey
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