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) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money

Quora – Globalisation

Technological progress is a key driver of improvements in incomes and standards of living. What are the causes and current effects of technological globalization? About what should I write? [ 20/4/20 ] To understand globalization, you need to understand the … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Politics, understanding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – According to the theory of evolution, why do we die?

Quora – According to the theory of evolution, why do we die? Your answer is very clear, but why then is the immortal jellyfish immortal? Compared to other jellyfish, what characteristic does it have, from an evolutionary point of view? … Continue reading

Posted in Longevity, understanding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Quora – Why do scientists believe that evolution is a spontaneous phenomenon? A close look around and it seems designed.

Why do scientists believe that evolution is a spontaneous phenomenon? A close look around and it seems designed. [ 18/4/20 ] Some other very good answers here already, detailing some of the problems in the question itself. Actually a cursory … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, understanding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Quora – What defines the modern world?

What defines the modern world? [ 18/4/20 ] Information processing and distributed coordination (cooperation).

Posted in Ideas | Tagged | Leave a comment

Quora – work post AI

What meaningful work will humans be able to do once AI/robots become better than us at everything? [ 18/4/20 ] Whatever you responsibly choose. It is already the case that only one person on the planet is actually the best … Continue reading

Posted in economics, understanding | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – How are biological processes influenced by culture?

How are biological processes influenced by culture? [ 17/4/20 ] In millions of different ways at may different scales. At the level of landscape, culture tends to define what we choose to do with landscapes generally. I live in a … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, understanding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Philosophically talking socialism

Philosophically talking, can socialism be taken as the most advanced and ideal political concept just because it’s the newest and latest in emergence, following the idea that humans become smarter in time? [ 16/4/20 ] No. The core idea of … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment