Must-read: Dietz Vollrath: “Beating a Dead Robotic Horse”

Must-Read: Dietz Vollrath: Beating a Dead Robotic Horse: “People are not horses, they are apes…

…And apes are intelligent, creative, and social. The last one is very important, because it means we have a built-in demand for being around other people. A demand that we routinely pay to have supplied. We will always find ways to pay other people to interact with us. The horse agument, though, is a form of strong robo-pessimism. When I go after it, it makes it seem as if I have a real distinct difference from someone like Richard, a weak robo-pessimist. I don’t. I think I am a weak robo-optimist…

January 21, 2016


Brad DeLong
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