Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Fri Dec 10 14:04:39 2010.
After too long an absence, we’re back with a show covering one specific theme: Should expert systems and possibly artificial intelligences take over the big banking and other financial decisions, in order to prevent us flawed humans from having another economic meltdown?
I argue that they should, while Terry has a more nuanced view of the subject.
Links from the show:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_collapse#Indian_theory - P.R. Sarkar’s theory of economic collapse
http://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Radio-Greg-Bear/dp/0345435249 - Darwin’s Radio sci-fi novel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruptive_technology - Disruptive Technology
http://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Dilemma-Revolutionary-Business-Essentials/dp/0060521996 - The Innovator’s Dilemma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) - Black Monday 1987
http://www.amazon.com/Artificial-Life-Frontier-Computers-Biology/dp/0679743898 - Steven Levy’s Artifical Life