Back in university I wrote a parody paper about a robot that goes to the cinema and watches movies for you to provide you with liner notes so you can participate in watercolor talk with your colleagues at work.

This idea spawned an even more ludicrous paper about bots automatically buying and selling crap on eBay to each other, freeing humanity from the burden of capitalism and stabilizing boom-bust-cycles by making trading more reliable and predictable.


Yesterday I listened to a government hearing featuring some Blockchain bozos that at one point proposed "economically autonomous systems" as the future of trade. I guess there's no idea about trade too absurd to become reality in capitalism.

@map Watch out, 'richest AI' rankings might appear next to 'richest humans'..

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