Decoupling the economy from energy

May 21, 2021 — October 3, 2023

incentive mechanisms
intellectual property
Figure 1

A placeholder about the notion of decoupling the economy from energy, and physical constraints more generally. Can we have prosperity without ever-increasing energy footprint?

1 Virtual worlds

Is the ideal plan to make sure that most people live in virtuality rather than reality?

2 Enclosing the intellectual commons

What are the incentives of a non-energy-coupled economy? In a world that is just eternal reselling of intellectual property a kind of rentier system, facing the same problem the Georgists raise about landlords, but even more intimate, if our very thoughts and experiences are licensed?

3 Can information technology be low-carbon actually?

4 Incoming

5 References

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