Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ideapod – AI and work

Ideapod – AI and work Don’t quite see it that way, and close. I think AI will be able to do anything humans can – and the thing to get about the realm of the possible is that it is … Continue reading

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Things I would tell my mum

Things I Want To Tell My Mom What would you like to tell your mom? It’s over 16 years since my mum died. Like you, I miss her. She was such a stand for me, for me being who and … Continue reading

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Why people resist new technology

Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies I am all for technological innovation and development – that is a given. I am all for having individual life, and individual liberty, of all self aware sapient entities as our … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Darwin continued

New comment to Evonomic Post Some people have been conditioned to want what is scarce. Such conditioning is possible, and it is not necessary. We are on the cusp of a robotics revolution that will see all forms of labour … Continue reading

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Arguing against BS

Skeptics – Closed Group What do you guys do when you are talking to someone who says something which you are fairly certain is bullshit, but backs it up with an apparent knowledge of reams of scientific articles (which I … Continue reading

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Music

April 3 to 5, ’16 ~QofDay~ Music How does music affect your life? Ailsa and I are two days from our 22nd wedding anniversary. She is a concert grade pianist, and I kind of like music, and it rarely has … Continue reading

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What others think about me

March 30, to April 2, ’16 ~QofDay~ What Others Think About You Do you care about what others think about you? For me, there are aspects of what all others have written, and aspects that are very different. Yes, of … Continue reading

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Laurie’s book

Laurie’s trailer for Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth What book are you currently reading? Just finished reading Richard Dawkins’ “Brief Candle in the Dark” and Dan Dennett’s “Intuition pumps” – both of which were excellent. … Continue reading

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Anarchism – Capitalism

Capitalism “Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardened realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, & county commissioners.” Edward Abbey I agree completely … Continue reading

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Science and Society

Faceboook – Science and Society What scientific concept has changed the way you see the world? Many, Like Identity – Evolution – Richard Dawkins 1976 Classic “The Selfish Gene” has to still be one of the best introductions – and … Continue reading

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