Here are slides and audio from my Friday talk. The abstract again: Em Econ 101 – My best guess for the next revolution on the scale of the industrial, or farming, or human revolutions, is artificial intelligence in the form of whole brain emulations, or “ems.” Many have considered ems from technical and philosophical viewpoints, but I consider em economics. That is, I try to work out in as much social detail as possible a relatively-likely reference scenario set modestly far into a post-em world.
By most standard measures, 1973 was the date of a slowing of economic growth that has persisted despite advances in information technology.
In particular, the real risk-adjusted income of middle class households plummeted.