[extropy-chat] OFFLIST Re: A Grim Vision ...?
robert.bradbury at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 18:38:18 UTC 2007
Samantha, interesting. Perhaps at some point we may have an opportunity to
compare your SA experiences with my Russian experiences. Two quite
interesting studies in "cultural shifts" IMO.
As an aside, I would observe with your observation of the problem of
unverified reserves. But I do not paint quite so dire a picture -- the U.S.
has demonstrated perviously (during WWII) that it can shift extremely large
amounts of industrial capacity should it choose to do so. The power
sources, be they nuclear or solar or wind or tidal, are available. It is
simply a question of when we will pay the price to take advantage of them.
Now of course they all get much cheaper if we had nanotech (or even robust
biotech) but it isn't clear when those will be bottles sitting on the
shelves in the back of the bar to be selected from.
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