Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> on Thu May 24 12:55:50 PDT 2007

Russell Turpin wrote:
> Jeff Bone asks:
>> So a first-order question is:  how to  build the fulcrum to place the 
>> lever to move the world without  getting distracted by "the money 
>> problem?"
> ...
> It seems to me that somehow shifting that equation, even a little, would
> have broad implications. And to the extent that the next bit of 
> shifting is
> social rather than technological, it might not require billions of 
> dollars,
> so much as some kind of social fulcrum. I don't mean to be suggesting
> something pie-in-the-skyish, such as the artificial islands that some 
> groups
> envision. Surely there are some smaller shifts that might be socially
> engineered in that direction, that don't raise the nightmare of living 
> with
> a few hundred John Galt wannabes? Not that I can think of what those 
> might
> be, just now. ;-)
Clearly, you are alluding to teledildonics.  ;-)  I'm really surprised 
you brought it up.


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