Ideapod – Surviving the next Toba

Threats and opportunities

Surviving the next Toba [surviving market values]

The image above is Lake Toba, the 100km long crater whose explosion 70,000 years ago seems to have put enough ash in the air to cause a winter several years long and reduced the human population to a level that almost all of us share a single common female ancestor that survived it.

It seems clear that all life on earth is part of an unbroken chain of living cells going back some 4 billion years. As such, the default mode for cellular life is indefinite life, and it is only a few line of multicellular organisms that have developed the trick of aging leading to programmed death of individuals. That seems to clearly imply that indefinite life extension is possible, once we understand our genetics sufficiently.

In order to give ourselves a reasonable chance of living a very long time, we must have viable strategies to survive the likes of Toba. No market based system will do that of itself.
We need a to go to automation and abundance that is beyond markets.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see
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