Information age to "Hybrid Age"

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by RAMA, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. CorporalCaptain

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    When in the practical world is all else really equal? In "the real world", as opposed to in academic toy problems, people have to chose between alternatives for which there is no obviously superior alternative. It's called making hard choices, and most people have to do it every day, even if it's not life or death. It's a fair question to ask for clarification on which utility function you have in mind.
     
  2. Edit_XYZ

    Edit_XYZ Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Seeing how even the 'all else being equal' situations that do sometimes come to pass in the real world are enough to give rise to this kind of attempted obfuscation (or, alternatively, failure to understand), it's pointless to go to the advanced class of actually taking into consideration additional complications.
     
  3. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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    Instead of assuming everyone here is being deliberately obtuse, how about considering that you may be wrong or at least haven't thought this through adequately?
     
  4. Edit_XYZ

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    That would be because there aren't any half-convincing arguments supporting your thesis, Robert (obfuscation attempts and dictums don't count as arguments).
    As for everyone else here: they only addressed a marginal point of mine (the formulation of a few examples - go figure) - again, with no even half-convincing arguments.

    And appeals to your or 'everyone else's' authority just won't do.
     
  5. Robert Maxwell

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    Well, I'm sure conspiracy theorists hate appeals to consensus and authority, too. Doesn't make them right.
     
  6. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    What's the point of the bigger wage if the cost of living is larger, too? Besides, which is more important - the bigger wage or the more enjoyable job? Why didn't you answer that one?

    You're not interested in conversing with people who can't read your mind? Who do you talk to, then?