Monthly Archives: February 2020

Quora – Would the world have no worries if everything was free?

Quora – Would the world have no worries if everything was free? [ 19/2/20 ] Short answer no. Longer answer is more complex. Nothing is free of consequences. Everything we do has impacts over space and time. One of the … Continue reading

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Quora – When, if ever, is it okay for humans to change the weather and physical landscape of Earth?

Quora – When, if ever, is it okay for humans to change the weather and physical landscape of Earth? [ 19/2/20 ] I agree with Jörg Sattle’s answer to this question. And I would add the dimension that yes certainly, … Continue reading

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Quora – How and when will humans recognize the point at which artificial intelligence has finally become self-aware and conscious, in the way that we understand those concepts?

Quora – How and when will humans recognize the point at which artificial intelligence has finally become self-aware and conscious, in the way that we understand those concepts? [ 18/2/20 ] Some very good answers here, and many that fail … Continue reading

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Quora – Why do we like to keep up with news that’s not relevant to us?

Quora – Why do we like to keep up with news that’s not relevant to us? [ 18/2/20 ] How do you decide what is relevant to you? Do you believe something from your culture? Did you accept something someone … Continue reading

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Quora – How far can a normal human run continuously provided that the weather conditions are average?

Quora – How far can a normal human run continuously provided that the weather conditions are average? [ 16/2/20 ] What do you mean by normal? Normal in probability is a distribution. Any instance anywhere on that distribution is normal, … Continue reading

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Quora – Given current human activities, what is the likelihood we end up bringing glaciation cycles to an abrupt stop?

Quora – Given current human activities, what is the likelihood we end up bringing glaciation cycles to an abrupt stop? [ 15/2/20 ] Very high – very close to unity, provided we survive the transition to global cooperation between diverse … Continue reading

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Quora – Why should we trust science to save us from global warming?

Quora – Why should we trust science to save us from global warming? [ 15/2/20 ] The tools of science can be used to solve any real problem, but cannot be prescient about all possible long term consequences. Science is … Continue reading

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