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mk  ·  2286 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: For the very rich, citizenship is a problem to be solved.
>in herding a certain sub-set of us towards the privileged status of Elite Lackey

Yes. However, we might prove increasingly harder to herd. I have this (half-baked) notion that a local production culture with a barter-based currency might be the out for the rest of us. If a currency can be created that more directly reflects effort, the rich are in trouble. That's a future essay. :)




alpha0  ·  2272 days ago  ·  link  ·  
mk  ·  2272 days ago  ·  link  ·  
"A plumber or lorry-driver’s job cannot be outsourced to India. A computer programmer’s can."

I just saw my first 3D printer this weekend. Now I want one. This is going to change things: http://www.thingiverse.com/

Maybe we will go back to village life? :)

alpha0  ·  2272 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Where have you been? :))

> Maybe we will go back to village life? :)

I don't believe that would be permitted.

""A plumber or lorry-driver’s job cannot be outsourced to India. A computer programmer’s can."

Stupid economist. I used to respect that rag ;P UAVs over Afghanistan are piloted from Florida ..

mk  ·  2272 days ago  ·  link  ·  
>Stupid economist. I used to respect that rag ;P UAVs over Afghanistan are piloted from Florida ...

:)

>Where have you been? :))

Once a year (for 11 years now), 3 friends and I meet somewhere, and have a 'conference'. We call it the Infinity Group as it was born out of an email exchange where we were discussing infinity. Each year, we need to present something new to the group. The rest of the time is spent just goofing off. Anyway, this year was NYC. I just got back. It's one of my favorite traditions.

As luck would have it, we got this influx of traffic the night before I left. :/

>I don't believe that would be permitted.

Funny, I have the same sense. But, transport/travel will become less necessary as time goes on, I think. I had a class in high school called 'Global Village'. Hm.

alpha0  ·  2272 days ago  ·  link  ·  
mk  ·  2272 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Thanks! It's been a while! I love True Stories.
alpha0  ·  2272 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Information technology is key to the future. It was outsourced to nip the The NewTemplars in the bud ..
alpha0  ·  2286 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Good luck with that. All those activities -- thanks to "al-qaeda" and "patriot" act -- are likely to become illegal. Remember that Currency, and communications are 2 no-go areas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_PATRIOT_Act,_Title_III

mk  ·  2286 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Maybe. But it might be disguised as a neat app. :)