Solving problems

STEM question- If you could use that math or/and science to solve a world problem, what problem would you solve? Describe the problem? How do u think math/or science could be used to address the problem?

[ 10/Feb/21 ]

If you take math to a sufficient level of abstraction, and take the evidence sets of science to a sufficient level of detail, then one can get a reasonable approximation to a solution to any and all problems.

We have a lot of problems that need solutions.

Perhaps the most pressing is getting people generally to understand that competitive markets when mixed with automated production break the systems that made market systems generally supportive of individual life and individual liberty and individual responsibility.

Building an awareness of that issue requires being able to deal with games theory in open evolving systems. That means understanding that all new levels of complexity require cooperative contexts for their emergence, and that sustaining complexity and cooperation requires the development of ecosystems of cheat detection and mitigation systems.

That means understanding the mathematical reality that liberty finds its greatest expression in cooperative contexts, and that liberty without responsibility necessarily self terminates (as it destroys the boundaries required to sustain that level of complexity). So nothing simple when one starts to get a reasonable sort of model of human beings and the evolution of our social and intellectual systems.

That then leads on to the understanding that building international cooperation is a predicate for survival, and that means developing systems that do in fact meet the very diverse reasonable needs and expectations of all human beings and all sapient entities, and the needs of the ecosystems that support us. No market based system, in and of its own internal sets of incentive sets, can do that. Some sort of universal income may be a necessary step in the evolution of something that delivers near optimal levels of security and freedom and empowerment and respect for the necessary diversity that will result.

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) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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