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In response to ...Recursion, Magic
Comment author: david5 25 November 2008 11:03:00AM 0 points [-]

Presumably, if office workers were all obliged to concentrate on creating better computer tools - as is the case in an analogous nuclear pile, the neutrons don't really have a choice - then a 10% improvement in productivity would be sufficient.

But an economy is different, surely! An office worker may be potentially better at creating better computer tools. But the equilibrium rate of creating better computer tools is perhaps not sufficiently high?