[ExI] Effective accelerationism (e/acc) is good

Jason Resch jasonresch at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 18:12:14 UTC 2023

I don't know that the rate can be changed. It appears to be a reliable
function of well-established economic and demographic trends:

See: https://arxiv.org/abs/1206.0496
"Extremely simple mathematical models are shown to be able to account for
99.2–99.91 per cent of all the variation in economic and demographic
macrodynamics of the world for almost two millennia of its history."

Or this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_von_Foerster#Doomsday_equation

The trends are reliable enough that someone with economic data from Rome
through the middle ages could have predicted that we would approach
hyperbolic economic growth early in the 21st century. I write about the
predictive power of these trends here:


On Fri, Dec 8, 2023 at 12:00 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 8, 2023 at 8:32 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 8 Dec 2023 at 16:03, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat
>> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > The intent is good; the name is unfortunate.  It brings connotations of
>> "effective altruism", which is struggling with those who have used it as a
>> cover for ill deeds (as well as concerns over whether it has been effective
>> in practice), and "accelerationism", a political philosophy that tries for
>> "make things worse so the people (in charge or at large) will have to wake
>> up and do the right thing" but in practice usually only achieves "make
>> things worse".
>> > _______________________________________________
>> What is Effective Accelerationism: Advantages and Disadvantages
>> Posted on November 28, 2023 by Kris Timothy Simon
>> <
>> https://www.profolus.com/topics/what-is-effective-accelerationism-advantages-disadvantages/
>> >
>> Quotes:
>> Effective accelerationism combines and refines the ideas of
>> accelerationism and effective altruism.
> That doesn't seem to be drawing from the common meaning of
> "accelerationism".  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerationism .
> I can see a version of the word that is compatible, but it's not the one
> most folk know.  Such a basic failure of research leaves me doubtful that
> any organized movement using that as its name is capable of accomplishing
> much of note.
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