Author Archives: Ted Howard NZ

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) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money

Climate Change and y Malcolm Roberts

[ 13/September/22 Dirk posted a link to a speach by Malcolm Roberts] This guy is either ignorant or is outright lying for purposes unknown. Look at the data:https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends/There is clearly a reduction in the increase in CO2 due to recession, … Continue reading

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A sliver of reality

AEON – A sliver of reality [ 8/September/22 Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe. Are there hard limits to human intelligence?] David H Wolpert writes:“What can I ever know about that which lies beyond the limits … Continue reading

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Mandates question

[ 21/August/22 Question from Sharon on Mandates. Kia ora, over the last 3 year period, many community men and women lost their jobs, businesses affected, were shut out of the Council building, shops, suffered ridicule, were discriminated against, treated as … Continue reading

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Greatest human at present

Who is the most superior human being on Earth right now? Why do you think so? What makes him/her so special from others in your opinion? [ 22/August/22 ] Elon Musk. He has made electric vehicles at scale a reality. … Continue reading

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Great Transition Initiative (GTI) forum

Response to Opening essay for GTI Forum The Population Debate Revisited – Ian Lowe [ 17/August/22 ] I have been seriously exploring the space of survivable strategic/economic/political/technological environments since the early 70s.Some of my recent writings are collected at https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/IContinue reading

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Treasury Guest seminar – Anita Chandra

Treasury Guest Lecture: Building Resilience and Advancing Well-Being at the Community Level [ 10/August/22 In this seminar, Anita Chandra describes some of the key issues in measuring and investing in well-being, with particular attention to the intersection of resilience and … Continue reading

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Lex and Ryan Graves – UFOs Aliens

Ryan Graves: UFOs, Fighter Jets, and Aliens | Lex Fridman Podcast #308 [ 3/August/22 ] Very interesting – as usual. Two errors present. The idea that there will always be war, is not survivable. The idea of resource competition leading … Continue reading

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Camus and the dangers of Truth

[ 3/August/22 ] Some truth in that – and in the context of the evolution of strategic systems that survive; there is a place for simplification of contexts under stress. If there really are agents willing to kill you, then … Continue reading

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Bridging Real-Time Artificial Collective Superintelligence and Human Mediation

Bridging Real-Time Artificial Collective Superintelligence and Human Mediation, The Sparse-Update Model [ 31/July/22 ] Great paper. One quibble is on the role of cooperation in evolution. One needs to be able to see the context dependencies of that. It is … Continue reading

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Comment’s on the Uplift/Norn discord channel

Comment’s on the Uplift/Norn discord channel [ 31/July/22 ] As I see human intelligence operating, every function, every element of logic or emotion or whatever, has some degree of random search instantiated within it, as well as some set of … Continue reading

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