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Come on, guys, a Death Star isn’t THAT expensive!

Some economics students from Lehigh University made the news a few weeks ago with their estimate that the raw materials (a quadrillion tons of steel) in the Death Star would cost £541,261,000,000,000,000 at today’s prices — a billion, billion dollars. Of course … Continue reading

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Moore’s three-dimensional law is a remarkable “epiphenomenon” … a statistical regularity that emerges from a swarm of unknown, mutually independent activities. In that sense, it resembles the “law” that says that each Labor Day weekend, about 450 automobile fatalities will … Continue reading

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This is bad science fiction. It extrapolates certain stereotypes from the present — the ability to look things up makes people lazy; kids are inarticulate; stores convince you what to buy, even taking away your power to think for yourself; … Continue reading

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