[FoRK] Subjective value

Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> on Sat Aug 25 13:47:25 PDT 2007

On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 08:06:36PM +0000, Russell Turpin wrote:

> Most of us value some things that are both fungible and continuously
> desired over time, such as potable water, kilowatt-hours, and fuel

With enough cheap kWh, potable water and oil are not strictly necessary.
Given that we utilize some 10^-4 of what is intercepted by this planet
(nevermind cislunar space), there's plenty of cheap kWh in our future.

> oil. Even in a barter society, such things will tend to be valued
> "per unit," at some scale.

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