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Humanity / Re: Fair income distribution and the pareto principle
« Last post by pauldelbrot on Today at 01:11:25 AM »
No idea what our future role is supposed to be, professional consumers?  ::) Someones gotta buy all the stuff the androids make?

We already have a few of those, though we know them by other names. "Instagram influencers", for one.

In fact there've been precursors for a while. Remember Tupperware parties and Amway?
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Image Threads / Re: Eightfold
« Last post by pauldelbrot on Today at 01:00:52 AM »
Intangibles
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Downloads / Re: Infinity Fractal v1 (i guess)
« Last post by Sabine62 on Yesterday at 11:06:58 PM »
Merci, gerson!  :)
And yes, I agree  :yes:
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Humanity / Re: Fair income distribution and the pareto principle
« Last post by FractalDave on Yesterday at 10:47:35 PM »
FractalDave, have you thought about the bigger rethink? I agree with you, we need to consider the impact on a broader context. But when I try to do the big-think I quickly get lost. And even if I figured it out completely, there is no way I could explain it without the proper Ph.D. So, I would love to hear your thoughts, if nothing other than to trigger my to think.

The main rethink would be economics, which I'm not even remotely qualified in, but I'd suggest that simply giving a fixed amount to all, that being enough to live reasonably comfortably, straight from the mint effectively, would be the solution - since the amount concerned could be directly controlled in a way that wages etc. simply can't as things are now would make avoiding boom/bust cycles much easier. Those who want to work could still do so for extras - ideally just for respect though.....
The real difficulty would be the same that we really have now - abuse and misuse of power.
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Programming / Re: How to implement Smooth Histogram Rendering?
« Last post by FractalDave on Yesterday at 10:31:30 PM »
Hello Dave, this is Earl.

As usual, I do not care about mathematical significance. The goal is merely a continuous escape function with minimal computational overhead.

Hi Earl, didn't realise you were here ! And me too with respect to anything for creating fractal artwork ;)
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Downloads / Re: Infinity Fractal v1 (i guess)
« Last post by gerson on Yesterday at 09:58:43 PM »
Good one Sabine.
Time to time program is becoming better...
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Fractal movie gallery / Re: The Randomized Nivana Thought Experiment
« Last post by Sabine62 on Yesterday at 09:04:45 PM »
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the software is the means of expressing the ideas
Well said!  :yes:
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Humanity / Re: Fair income distribution and the pareto principle
« Last post by Sabine62 on Yesterday at 08:22:03 PM »
What was the point of inventing new machines in the first place? To let them do the work and free up our time.

Freeing up our time was never the point. The point was to create a work-force that can do work quicker, under all circumstances and with less errors, does not need to get paid, does not need rest, and does not complain. No hint of philantropy there...
No idea what our future role is supposed to be, professional consumers?  ::) Someones gotta buy all the stuff the androids make?

Taxing robot's work: Somehow that feels like just another bandaid we have to stick to a already failing system to keep it working like it does. No idea how it is in other countries but here we pay taxes and then taxes over taxes (VAT) and it looks like we do that essentially to maintain our country's status as tax haven for big companies that make money enough as it is :fp:

I have no idea how to increase the income of the poor, and on the other hand see only limited ways of decreasing that of the rich.
Quitting consuming like there's no tomorrow (which we probably won't see if we're keeping up the current rate) might be somewhat effective and is probably the most peaceful way to do the latter  ;D










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Image Threads / Re: Double Spirals
« Last post by pauldelbrot on Yesterday at 06:51:02 PM »
Lilac Blooms
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Image Threads / Re: Embedded Julia sets
« Last post by pauldelbrot on Yesterday at 06:46:32 PM »
Thanks!
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