Saturday, September 22, 2012

Em Econ 101: An Economic Analysis of Brian Emulation

Join the Economics Society as we welcome George Mason's own Robin Hanson.

When: Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00pm
Where: Student Union Building (HUB) -- Front Ballroom

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"The three most disruptive transitions in history were the introduction of humans, farming, and industry. If another transition lies ahead, a good guess for its source is artificial intelligence in the form of whole brain emulations, or "ems," sometime in the next century. I apply standard social science to this unusual situation, to identify a relatively-likely reference scenario set modestly far into a post-em-transition world. i consider families, reproduction, life plans, daily activities, inequality, working training, property rights, firm management, industrial organization, urban agglomeration, security, and governance."

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