Re: predictions if wave passed here

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 08:41:37 MDT

Adrian Tymes wrote:
>What about parasitical launchers which can only survive where others
>have gone before, but which can take advantage of the already-processed
>resources to go faster (up to the frontier)? They would spread faster
>than that which expands the frontier...

This just can't happen in my model. If the original owner of the launcher
could have benefited by staying a little longer they would have. The
reason they left is that they thought staying longer would make them
go slower in net.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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