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

How likely is it that we have a future

How likely do you think the chances are that our high tech civilization will last? [ 12/July/22 ] My best estimate is slightly better than even chances – about 60/40. And that requires that most people are able to get … Continue reading

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Nihilistic Design and Tao

Daniel’s link to a consilience project update Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design“ [ 12/July/22 ] Hi Daniel, I just read the opening highlighted summary, and while it is all true in a sense, it … Continue reading

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Path to happiness?

href=”https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeboatfoundation/?multi_permalinks=10161120282798455&comment_id=10161120501568455″>Lifeboat link to AI idenifies path to happiness [ 10/July/22 ] Why focus on happiness? Happiness is “just” a set of genetically encoded valences that did, on average, over the deep time and context sets of our ancestors, tend to … Continue reading

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Pathocratic mindsets?

Pathocratic mindsets [ 8/July/22 Mike McDermott wrote:Oh dear.Again, kindly recall what I am attempting to scrutinize here is what I term our pathocratic mindsets (to dominate, deceive, degrade, and destroy) and the environments, particularly multipolar trap ones, where those mindsets … Continue reading

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Change one thing in the world

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? [ 4/July/22 ] I would have everyone taught this set of ideas at the earliest age possible, and repeatedly with greater detail and nuance: 1/ That the … Continue reading

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The Mind

[ 4/July/22 Paul Lowe posted – “The mind only exists in the human mind”. What do you think? True or false? Please clarify your answer.] All depends what you mean by those words. For me, it seems beyond reasonable doubt … Continue reading

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Lex interviews Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis: DeepMind – AI, Superintelligence & the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #299 [ 2/July/22 ] Brilliant interview (again) – thanks Lex. For Demis: For me, the best definition of life is recursive levels of “search”, across … Continue reading

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Nihilism and design

Daniels S posted a link to a new consilience project post. Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design [ 29/June/22 ] Kind of – but to me it is a very biased view. Yes -certainly, in … Continue reading

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A new page on Epistemology and survival

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On Politics

Added a new Page above:https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/political-action/on-politics/

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