Think of any network design where there's actually money involved. You're not making a copy. It's a mirror, like an app in apple story.
If you don't have copies then your an have backward links and micro-payments.
We're making unnecessary copies. It's a carbon sin.
Not only paper is going away but the very abstract concept of the copy is going away (talking about an experience in the 70's with sponsor, Xerox)
The idea of the backward link was battered".
This idea of losing provenance as the same idea as democracy and freedom"
The thing about the one way link is it's more viral. It does spread faster.
In order to have a pure information economy that supports a middle class there simply has to be
the key thing is a sort of a levee structure that can create wealth
This is the idea of software swallowing everything as Mark Andreas recently put it.
We tend to think of
the truth is society can survive the destruction of the creative classes. But those are only the canaries in the coal mine. Vehicles can already drive themselves-- teamsters, taxi drivers. When the vehicles start driving themselves, those people will storm the doors and try to kill us. And we must have the vehicles drive themselves because people are such bad drivers and the carbon footprint
Three D printing is going strong, soon, instead of ordering something from apple you'll download a file. China will be out of business.
Google exists because we threw away backwards linking.
The thing about micro payments is it has to be multigenerational, with always back links.
A very messy incremental step towards what we could have done-- that's all we ever get in civilization.