The brewing revolution in "Computational Economics" is backwards & dangerous: The basic premiss: "If we have a 'perfect' simulation of the world, based on *total* surveillance of everything, "we" can optimise economy, society & psychology with A.I's - and all will be better".

"Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism & Democracy for a Just Society" - talk by Glen Weyl (Microsoft) at Google, Moderated by Hal Varian (chief economist at Google)

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