“Bandwidth” / A Memorable Fancy #259

“It’s a waste!” the consultant said, “All those brain cycles that could be doing useful work, improving our productivity statistics, participating in cloudsourced computing, and so on. When people are asleep they’re not using their minds, when their government could be using them. What a waste of a national resource.” “And they’d never know they were – improving our productivity statistics and so on? They wouldn’t miss these ‘brain cycles’?” “Not at all. If they wake up or start dreaming, … [Read more...]