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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 www.tedhowardnz.com/money

on freedom and wealth

Facebook – Dirk Shared a paragraph from 1931 on freedom and wealth [ 4/August/21 “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for … Continue reading

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Emptiness Dancing

Judi’s facebook post on Adyashanti – Emptiness Dancing [ 4/August/21 – “Awakening reveals that there is no personal self, and that everything is myself….”] Interesting how different our interpretations of such events can be. For me an analogy is watching … Continue reading

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Why does every communist social system fail? The human race is gene coded for domination, exploration, and inequality. Is that’s why this round of humankind cannot ever do any better than capitalism?

Why does every communist social system fail? The human race is gene coded for domination, exploration, and inequality. Is that’s why this round of humankind cannot ever do any better than capitalism? [ 3/August/21 ] The question is just so … Continue reading

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How can we create a difference in the society?

How can we create a difference in the society? [ 27/July/21 ] By cooperating, and doing what we can to secure a prosperous future for everyone. By thinking beyond the limiting paradigm of market values and money, and working for … Continue reading

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What is the root of all the problems we face today and also the solution?

What is the root of all the problems we face today and also the solution? [ 27/July/21 ] Awareness. The ability to model various different possibilities, then to take actions in reality to alter the probabilities of a preferred set … Continue reading

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What is the maximum human lifespan in this day and age?

What is the maximum human lifespan in this day and age? [ 26/July/21 ] What exactly does the question ask? Lifespan is the length of time a person actually functions (lives). Does the question mean – of those who have … Continue reading

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What is really going on in this world?

What is really going on in this world? [ 24/July/21 ] Lots of different things, lots of different stories. If you are capable of complex abstract thought, then one can view evolution as search across increasing dimensions of complexity. When … Continue reading

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Collective intelligence

Collective Intelligence Today [ 22/July/21 – …”I think that we will only reach reflexive collective intelligence by adopting a language adequate to the organization of the digital memory.”] Kind of, and not really. The real issues seem to be deeply … Continue reading

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What should I begin to do when I want to help people reach other planets

What should I begin to do when I want to help people reach other planets? [ 19/July/21 ] Learn as much as you can about all aspects of science. Think very carefully about why you want to go to other … Continue reading

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Separation of Church and State

[ 15/July/21 Walter Kant had another post in FOL – “(Which is more important the state or the church?)Should “freedom of religion” and churches be subject to democratic principles and state law?Yes or no?(Or should the state and the church … Continue reading

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