Re: a free replication economy (was: A Challenge To All

James Rogers (
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 08:07:19 -0700

At 10:21 PM 4/27/98 -0400, Dan Fabulich wrote:
>Actually, it's BECAUSE cost is an object that society will probably buy and
>sell energy in exchange for services, information, or whatever. It's for
>this reason, at least in part, that innovators will still work to find the
>next energy "gold mine," and why people will want to pay these innovators
>for their secret.

This was my point. Even if all material products are produced by nanotech
assembly and work eliminated by high levels of automation, energy will have
value in any quantity, although larger and larger quantities will be
preferred as technology driven demand increases. An obvious transition
with the advent of strong nanotech is from a strongly material-based/weakly
energy-based economy to one that is strongly energy-based with only minor
emphasis on materials.

-James Rogers