[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 152, Issue 3

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed May 4 15:55:19 UTC 2016


What happens when laws start passing which forbid alcohol in France?
spike

Just what happened when states or counties became dry - bootlegging.  Laws
against pot don't seem that effective, eh?  Biggest cash crop in many
places.

Here is the definitive answer and you need go no further:

We will be saved by business.  If China and the US would go to war it would
destroy each other's economy.  The more the world gets connected by
business, the internet, and so on, the more it will get less hostile.
Negative correlation.   I agree with the 'terrorism is a tiny part' of what
we are now.  Yes, they could explode an atom bomb, but that would not
change the power of business.

(One billion Muslims don't seem to be that interested in throwing their
weight around.)

So, while 'the love of money is the root of all evil' is true to a certain
extent, it is also the basis of all societies in some sense.  Who says you
can't buy happiness?  Or at least rent it for awhile?  (Remembering Terry
Pratchett's 'negotiable affection' here)

bill w

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 8:43 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

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> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
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> >>…Whether we like it or not, we are descending into World War 4…destroyed
> the prospects of so many, and I sadly admit I can only envision it becoming
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> >…I don't see what Spike sees at all. Religious militants are a tiny
> subset and have very little power and a tiny ability to do harm. The harm
> they do dies grab headlines but it's incredibly small. World War 4?!
> …Regards,  Dan
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> Dan I am looking out about 50 years when these memes are the voting
> majorities in several European states.  For now, we are OK.  Sure the
> minority is small, and we might be able to win the memetic battle.  But if
> it destroys schools starting where schools are easiest to destroy, Africa,
> then continues to pour into Europe while breeding there as well, it isn’t
> clear to me who wins.
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