On Tue, Nov 06, 2012 at 03:55:04PM -0500, Hal Ruhl wrote:
> Iiia) Current Economic Conditions:  The news in this area has been rather
> bad for some time.  The most frequently offered solution has been that
> national economies and thus the world economy must grow real GDP.  In fact
> grow it exponentially or even super exponentially.  Since the planet has
> only a finite supply of energy - see prior posts under #2 for energy types -
> a new trick has to be learned.  However, the offered solution is in
> compliance with pAP1.  Thus if pAP1 is correct then no other solution can be
> offered.  In this case weep for the children.  I hope someone can falsify
> pAP1.

AFAIK, there is no requirement for resource consumption to be
proportional to GDP. So it should be possible to save the economy
without wrecking the planet.

But yes, ultimately life will have to move on from H. Sapiens...



Prof Russell Standish                  Phone 0425 253119 (mobile)
Principal, High Performance Coders
Visiting Professor of Mathematics      hpco...@hpcoders.com.au
University of New South Wales          http://www.hpcoders.com.au

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