Dear Prof. Schmalensee,
Thanks for your fascinating and timely Stanford talk on Monday - http://events.stanford.edu/events/726/72611/ - and great to meet you as well.
In asking about a cryptocurrency with blockchain and an Universal Basic Income for 7.5 billion people, re radical decarbonization, and later about a realistic virtual earth (at the cellular and atomic levels too) - think Google Streetview / Maps / Earth with TIME SLIDER married conceptually with OpenSim/Second Life for group build-ability, but realistic, with species' AVATAR BOTS - I wonder how a cryptocurrency within such a realistic virtual earth might further inform representations of knowledge, conceptually, and in terms of "Near-Term Policy Priorities to Enable Radical Decarbonization" from environmental economics' perspectives. How would you begin to address the implications of such questions?
Do you happen to know Dr. Richard Robb in the Boston area? He's a retired ophthalmologist (and Harvard emeritus professor) who is a family friend, and whom I've known since age 1 or 2. Your photo here - http://events.stanford.edu/events/726/72611/ - reminds me much of Dick Robb. :)
Also, in beginning CC MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School (which is like CC Wikipedia in 358 languages with CC MIT OCW in 7 languages), one of our very first matriculating students (for an online Bachelor's Degree) is taking your MIT OCW course - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-031j-energy-decisions-markets-and-policies-spring-2012/index.htm - as a kind of independent study.
World University and School's ~200 universities -
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - planned in these countries' official / main languages, would like to facilitate resources re "Near-Term Policy Priorities to Enable Radical Decarbonization" and re planned online law schools, as well. Here's WUaS's beginning Ocean_&_Climate_Management_Plan wiki subject - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_%26_Climate_Management_Plan - with much MIT OCW, and soon to move into our new wiki.
And lastly, I'd like to introduce you here to Larry Viehland, who is World University and School's (WUaS's) Chair of the Board, and CFO, and who also went to MIT in the 1960s in chemistry (as did his wife, K) - https://www.chatham.edu/physics/facultydetails.cfm?FacultyID=63 - graduating 4 years in 1969 after you did there in 1965 - http://rschmal.scripts.mit.edu/ and http://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-directory/detail/?id=41456.
Thank you again for your fascinating and timely Stanford talk.
- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President
- World University and School
- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization.
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Woods Environmental Economics Forum: Near-Term Policy Priorities to Enable Radical Decarbonization - Richard Schmalensee*
How best and how soon could we model in a realistic virtual earth plant species absorbing CO2 worldwide - to actually reverse global warming?
"plant species that absorb the most co2 wikipedia"
"broadleaf pine species wikipedia"
"most widespread pine species"