Monthly Archives: October 2017

JBP – Free Will

JBP – Free Will Philosophical question. Background: I listened to a podcast of Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson. As we know – Sam Harris says that free will doesn’t exist and Jordan Peterson is in opposition to that. I was … Continue reading

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Anticipation What are you looking forward to with great anticipation? Hi Laurie, Fully automated machines capable of copying and maintaining themselves, and capable of delivering a large and ever expanding set of goods and services. Indefinite life extension for everyone … Continue reading

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Oct 23 -30 ’17 ~QofDay~ Privacy Is privacy a right? A really complex question. Too much privacy becomes a serious danger to social cooperation, as it allows cheats to avoid detection. Too little privacy and individual liberty is seriously at … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – foundations of mathematics

Foundations of logic – In Logical terms, which is your preferred Foundations for Mathematics/Logic? Evolution. Without it, we would not have brains capable of making mathematical abstractions. [followed by] Hi Robert, That is not as I see it. It seems … Continue reading

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Project for Progressive Ethics – Ethical Framework

Current Model for the Ethical Framework (Multi-part) Hi Dil & team, I have a suite of issues with the proposed ethic of “[i]Do what you wish, unless of course you experience some doubt about the ethics of what you intend. … Continue reading

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Next platform Problems

The Next Platform There are real issues in the above. Block chain is hugely computationally complex. At present a maximum of about 1,000 additions per second are possible – not enough for a global system of exchange or trust. Something … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Tim O’Reilly – Rewrite the rules of Economy

Tim O’Reilly: It’s Time to Rewrite the Rules of Our Economy The economic game is enormously fun for far too few players, and an increasingly miserable experience for many others. Tim has correctly identified that the key issue is “Asking … Continue reading

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Laurie’s Blog – Lighten Up

Laurie’s Blog – Lighten Up What was the last physical item you offloaded? I got rid of one vehicle that I was never going to restore to operation recently. Have two others that I agreed someone could have, but they … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Say what you think

Say what you think Humans have evolved an over-the-top obsession with what others think of thema craving for social approval and admiration, and a paralysing fear of being disliked. Hi Graeme It seems to me that there is a delicate … Continue reading

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Most important ideas for our survival

What are the most important ideas for our future survival? 1/ Understanding evolution – at least enough to understand that cooperation is more important than competition in the creation of complexity. Competition leads to simplicity, cooperation allows for complexity to … Continue reading

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