Re: Singularity: The Trendline Argument

maxm (
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 00:16:25 +0200

From: Joe E. Dees <>

>> One thing is labour, but what i find more important than labor is the
>> ability to learn. "To work smarter not harder" :-). If not, how come then
>> that such a "small" group as the industrial world holds so much power and
>> wealth compared to the rest of the world?

>Their ability to make more and better weapons and take what they

Ahh but that is too simple an explanation. Off course it holds some truth but many of the thing that the industrial countries have stolen or bought cheap has had no or little actual value without the knowhow to use them. Oil is one example.

Besides there are plenty of small industrialised countries that could have been robbed but hasn't, and a lot of Asian countries are getting a lot more wealthy these days without robbing anybody.

The world is getting wealthier each and every day because of technology and knowhow.

Wealth is not a zero sum game.


Max M Rasmussen
New Media Director Denmark