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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

New page above

I’ve completed at least a working draft of a new page above – on key themes in understanding what we are:

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Character of Technology – nature of risk

The Character of Our Technology “We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly Excellent piece John, but from my perspective it does not explicitly address the three major areas of concern: 1/ … Continue reading

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Put up a new Page above – Risks and responses

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January 23-30 ’18 ~ QofDay ~ Responsible for Experiences Do you think you are responsible for what you experience in life? Depends very deeply on how one defines responsibility. It seems to me that there are three major sources of … Continue reading

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Shoe Trees

Shoe Tree If you’ve pitched your shoes in a similar manner, why? Hi Laurie We have similar things here in New Zealand, shoes in some, bras in others – or on fences. As to who started them or why, I … Continue reading

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More of?

Squirrel Handles What would you like to see more of? Hi Laurie, What we need more of: Awareness, understanding, acceptance, compassion, action, commitment, abundance, security, diversity, creativity, responsibility, fun, exploration, cooperation, ….. Awareness is perhaps hardest, as it means giving … Continue reading

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Evolution – Altruism

Response to John A. Johnson comment Dawkins has always recognized altruism and has provided explanations for it. Agreed. Richard disliked the title, but his publisher said it would sell, and it did. Selfish gene was the first coherent account I … Continue reading

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