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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.
we should be monetizing more and more and recording more and more.
You have to change the social contact motivation for each person in the node.
You can't make prohibitions work"
I don't think people's habits are bad. I just think their expectations are low.
If you turn into a utopian you become useless.
Think of it as a cumulative buildup of a multitude of royalty streams you've accumulated over time. It would be an incremental fluid system that would give you a pension.
If you're in the lower part, if you have to spend more, that obliges you to make a living with something that has not been virtualized"
I believe that there will be a part of the economy that will remain physical in the long term.
Google could turn into an HP in 20 or 30 years and that would be a disaster
The right way to balance power concentrations is with a strong middle class rather than other power concentrations.