Re: Upload Economics (WAS: RE: No AI for Nano/No Nano for copyloads)

From: xgl (
Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 08:09:37 MDT

        to me, it seems rather simple (most likely deceptively so). if
people focuse on primarily short-term interests, the corporation who
creates the first upload is going to make a killing. if people focuse on
long-term interests, increased intelligence equals increased production
-- so if each additional intelligence produces more than it consumes, we
must (on average) all become wealthier. the question of falling wages
seems to be at best a phase and at worst a non-issue.


On Sat, 15 Jul 2000, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> You are going to have to provide a significant ROI for people
> who expect to be competed out of the market due to copying before
> they happily accept it. Is this incorporated into your wage
> model?
> Robert

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