[FoRK] geopolitics of low oil prices

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Tue Jan 12 15:10:39 PST 2016

Just saying that I have no expectations of living to 200.

(And if I did, shit, I'll have to work until I'm 140 to be able to

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> On 1/12/16 2:18 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 1:58 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> We're going to be living in magical worlds
>> ​"We", but not us.
> Many of us are within a few miles of the epicenters of magical devices,
> self-driving cars, voice recognition, image and object recognition, concept
> encyclopedias being coupled to deep learning, and all the money anyone
> would need to make it all happen...
> We're close to a time when a summer of code project could edit a genome to
> create a new animal or store data or make an enhancement using CRISPR for
> $100.  Send a message to all of your progeny by editing in a GenomeCode in
> part of your unused DNA!  Show stripes on your skin whenever you are on an
> odd milli-lay line (requires the GenomePS module and service).  Create
> glowing saliva, but only when you kiss your betrothed!  What will you think
> of?  (For your safety, all DNA sequences reset at the end of the project.)
> The magic is out there.  It's just not yet evenly distributed.
> Of course, as always, one cycle's magic is the next cycle's ho hum
> standard engineering techniques.  Like AI (AGI really), it's only magic
> when we don't know how to do it yet.
> sdw
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