[extropy-chat] META:Re: Re: A Grim Vision ...?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Apr 25 19:13:31 UTC 2007

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On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 02:38:18PM -0400, Robert Bradbury wrote:
>    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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