[LMB] What planet or universe could I live in.

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 22:26:44 BST 2018


I'd bring a much aluminum as possible. It was quite valuable. And would
help in my paper clip/safety pin industry.

On Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 10:38 AM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:41:39 -0400, Damien Sullivan
> <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
>
> >On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 10:34:24AM +0000, Marc Wilson wrote:
> >> On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:35:00 -0600, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> >I’ve seen people talk about how rich they would be if dropped in the
> past.   Well, they need to *start* by having something to trade for money
> even to get rich in their country a century ago.   It would be hard.   And
> communication gets hard.
> >>
> >> If they were that smart they'd be rich now.  They're making the category
> >> error of assuming that people were stupid in the past.
> >
> >What?  It's got nothing to do with intelligence.  They're talking about
> >amortizing knowledge differences from future to past.  The more involved
> >version of showing up knowing the right lottery numbers to pick.
>
> Not a fair comparison.  If I had next week's lottery numbers, all I have
> to do is to tick some boxes or click on a screen, and I'm rich.
>
> Knowing what will happen in the future, having access to some future
> tech, is an advantage.  But you'd have to:
>
> 1) have detailed knowledge of it, and be able to replicate a version of
> it, without the industrial infrastructure.
>
> http://archive.org/stream/collectededitori01camp#page/61/mode/1up
>
> 2) be able to have (or get) the funding to develop it.
>
> 3) not be robbed, killed or enslaved - or burnt as a witch.
>
> 4) manage all of the above in (at best) an archaic version of the
> language(s) you speak now.
>
> And I particularly used "smart" rather than intelligent: there's more to
> success in business than sky-high IQ.  Remember Tesla died poor.
>
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