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AMP is trying to solve a problem that "we" created - too much dependence on JS at the outset. We really need to invert that dependency. Your page should work even if the browser/device doesn't support JS - i.e. Progressive Enhancement. The subject has been discussed and recognized as a problem for many years (I've found articles from 2007 on the subject of too much JS).
A couple of good articles on the issue as it stands today: Both of these are from Addy Osmani:
A discussion on Hacker News about the above articles:
Maybe some other discussions/articles:
My point is, AMP was created to solve the problem of poor mobile performance. Poor mobile performance is directly attributable to the dependence on JS for basic site functionality.