The Zero Marginal Cost Society

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  • The argument for zero marginal cost has significant limitations for hardware-intensive enterprises - such as roads. They cost $1M/mile to build, and $500k/mile to maintain per year!!! See Cost of Building Highways. How to reconcile? Maybe with better design, or transition to other technologies (such as non-contact highways with drones) - then the argument for zero marginal cost could hold. So this may be reconciled only via lifetime design technologies.
    • This is an opportunity: how to translate zero marginal cost to the world of 'capital intensive physical goods'
  • Did the book publishing industry get destroyed with the zero marginal cost of internet publishing? Certainly in Japan - [1], but can't find similar data for the USA.
  • Music sales - [2]
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