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[ba-unrev-talk] John McCarthy on Sustainability

http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/progress/index.html    (01)

"Humanity has progressed over hundreds of thousands of years, but until 
about the seventeenth century, progress was a rare event. There were 
novelties but a person would not expect a whole sequence of improvements in 
his lifetime. Since then scientific progress has been continual, and in the 
advanced parts of the world, there has also been continued technological 
progress. Therefore, people no longer expect the world to remain the same 
as it is. [Very likely, the greatest rate of progress for the average 
person occurred around the end of the 19th century when safe water 
supplies, telephones, automobiles, electric lighting, and home 
refrigeration came in short order.]    (02)

This page and its satellites will contain references to articles, my own 
and by others, explaining how humanity is likely to advance in the near 
future. In particular, we argue that the whole world can reach and maintain 
American standards of living with a population of even 15 billion. We also 
argue that maintaining material progress is the highest priority and the 
best way to ensure that population eventually stabilizes at a sustainable 
level with a standard of living above the present American level and 
continues to improve thereafter. "    (03)

XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web.
Addison-Wesley. Jack Park, Editor. Sam Hunting, Technical Editor    (04)

Build smarter kids globally to reduce the need for smarter bombs.    (05)