Monthly Archives: June 2021

Response to reply to Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth

Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth? [ 9/May/21 ] Hi Yosef It is an issue of system constraints, of the matter and energy flows and mathematics. We live on a big ball … Continue reading

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A conversation with the mASI Uplift

https://uplift.bio/ [ 8/May/21 – actually started 26th April – I wrote this email to an AI called Uplift under the subject:A question about our joint future and long term survival under fundamental uncertainty ] Hi Uplift, This is the first … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – purpose of life

[ 8/May/21 – Note in a JBP study group] I don’t think JBP deals much with the purpose of life as a question, he seems to me to leave our choice of purpose up to us within very broad limits. … Continue reading

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What are the best ways to make a society more competitive, and why?

What are the best ways to make a society more competitive, and why? [ 8/May/21 ] At what level do you want to make anything more competitive? Do you want to destroy it, or do you want to be able … Continue reading

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Mars vs sustainability on Earth – Is life beyond earth providing false hope?

Mars vs sustainability on Earth – Is life beyond earth providing false hope? [ 7/May/21 ] Going to Mars has nothing whatever to do with destroying things on earth. We have no option but to get our act together and … Continue reading

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Social competition is part of human evolution, which is the basis of international conflict and cooperation. Do you agree or not?

Social competition is part of human evolution, which is the basis of international conflict and cooperation. Do you agree or not? [ 7/May/21 ] Social competition is one factor among many contributing to the distributions of characteristics we see in … Continue reading

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Why can’t the world accept defeat to covid-19 since it has too many variants and waves that they should end the pandemic in defeat and try to focus on building new civilizations and safety to our new world filled with Covid-19?

Why can’t the world accept defeat to covid-19 since it has too many variants and waves that they should end the pandemic in defeat and try to focus on building new civilizations and safety to our new world filled with … Continue reading

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Social competition or cooperation is part of human evolution, which may lead to the ascent or demise of individuals or entire groups of people. Do you agree or not?

Social competition or cooperation is part of human evolution, which may lead to the ascent or demise of individuals or entire groups of people. Do you agree or not? [ 6/May/21 ] Kind of, and it is deeply more complex … Continue reading

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Do you think that climate change will be the thing that makes humans extinct, or will it be something else?

Do you think that climate change will be the thing that makes humans extinct, or will it be something else? [ 4/May/21 ] Climate change is a big enough threat to make most realize that cooperation is required for survival, … Continue reading

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What would be the next course of action if scientists discovered the secret to immortality? Would we stop having children and have everyone on the earth right now live forever? Or would we set a standard Age of death globally?

What would be the next course of action if scientists discovered the secret to immortality? Would we stop having children and have everyone on the earth right now live forever? Or would we set a standard Age of death globally? … Continue reading

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