On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:20:18 PM UTC-4, Stephen Paul King wrote:
> Hi Craig, > > Nice idea but it would wreck the fungibility requirement that modern > economies require. The fact that the physical object Mars Bar is equivalent > to any other Mars Bar is how quality is maintained for a brand. The same > goes for the value of a Dollar bill. It the value where history dependent > then it would make all physical object unique and thus not fungible. The > cost of tracking the differences of commodities would be HUGE and swamp > everything else. We see a toy model of the case where fungibility vanishes > (ideally as copies are forgeries!) in the art market. > Hi Stephen, Sure, yeah I'm not suggesting an alternative economic system, just making an analogy to comp. We could come up with a string of quantitative variables: $1.29 150,000 times on 8/19/12 in Trenton, NJ + $1.22 67,000 times in Huntsville AL, etc = statistics for Mars Bars and nothing else - uniqueness is conserved but the inferred equivalence is bunk. The statistics are nothing but a silhouette of stochastic aggregations, having nothing to do with the underlying Mars Bar. Same goes for the brain. A perfect map of what a brain does gives you nothing to do with the possibility of copying consciousness. Craig > -- > Onward! > > Stephen > http://webpages.charter.net/stephenk1/Outlaw/Outlaw.html > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/JGlABmt6_v0J. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.