[FoRK] Malthusian machinations
jbone at place.org
Fri Jun 11 14:48:45 PDT 2010
On Jun 11, 2010, at 15:44, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 02:39:20PM -0500, Jeff Bone wrote:
>> I think you have your inputs and outputs confused. ;-) Well,
>> Malthus missed the rate estimate, but it should be clear that the
>> is still problematic as long as it is over par, all other things
>> equal. His real failure wasn't that, though; it was the
>> aforementioned failure to anticipate carrying capacity increases.
> Temporary increases. The ecology equivalent of economy debt. We
> the power by burning the dead dinos, but now we're running into
> diminishing returns. It's time to return to the original source.
> It's good for another few gigayears, and enforcing ownership of
> sunbeams is not that easy in practice.
> We don't do this on time, we're finished. So I strongly suggest we
> do that.
Of course, that wad my whole point.
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