Thursday, June 19, 2008

... cheaper than the space they fill

I share this not because it has anything to do with newspapers or journalism, but because it's just to interesting to pass up:

I had to park my car at [Seattle's] SeaTac on Saturday-Sunday and this sparked a small epiphany. It now costs more to park a car at one airport than to rent one at the other end. To my twisted mind, this indicates that machines (taking the automobile as a benchmark) are now self-reproducing so fast we have reached a transition point where machines are cheaper than the empty space they fill. (George Dyson, via Kevin Kelly)

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