The Doomsday Clock was shifted on January 26, 2017 from three minutes to midnight to a new setting of two and a half minutes to midnight — the nearest the clock has been to midnight for more than 50 years.
March 6, 2017
Agree with DSM as far as he goes, and it is much deeper.
The deep systemic incentive structures of our economic system are one of the major threats that very few people are yet conscious of.
And that awareness is slowly spreading.
More and more people are becoming aware of the possibilities inherent in fully automated production and the systemic problems in using markets as a valuation tool.
And more people are also becoming aware of the fundamental importance of cooperation in evolution, and the necessity of having a cooperative strategic base to our systems if we expect those systems to deliver security.
And it is a slow processes.
Most people still have their perceptual realities embedded in models based on binary certainties (where things like Truth exist), and don’t yet have a probabilistic base to their understanding of experience or the reality such experience hints at.