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 – Why is the world more towards ‘survival of the fittest’ rather than towards ‘live and let live’?

Quora – Why is the world more towards ‘survival of the fittest’ rather than towards ‘live and let live’? Short answer – money and markets. Long answer is much more complex. In times of genuine scarcity one could make a … Continue reading

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Meeting with HRH – Prince Charles

Today got to meet HRH Prince Charles, and host him at our Te Rae O Atiu colony on the Kaikoura peninsula. He came in, met all of the trustees and family assembled, spent some time looking at and talking about … Continue reading

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Quora – What is the most ruthless living organism, and why?

Quora – What is the most ruthless living organism, and why? I’m contrary to most of the other answers. Most humans display pity and compassion in most contexts. Same goes for most advanced vertebrates. I have seen clear examples of … Continue reading

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Quora – Is the vague hypothesis that dying would be evolutionarily determined, that seems to be making the rounds among laypersons, false?

Quora – Is the vague hypothesis that dying would be evolutionarily determined, that seems to be making the rounds among laypersons, false? Because it would seem downright freakish otherwise that immortality does not exist among higher species by accident. Evolution … Continue reading

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Dirk Posted – Climatetard

Dirk Posted – Climatetard Take a look at this NOAA site and Why Bjorn Lomborgh is wrong about climate science I recommend that we all work towards global cooperation, universal income, and developing fully automated systems as fast as we … Continue reading

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Quora – Could we ever build an optimal society?

Quora – Could we ever build an optimal society? Moved here Optimal for what? What sets of values are being optimised? The short answer is yes. And for me, such an optimality would be to minimise the risk to individual … Continue reading

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Quora – Do you think the world will be better or worse 100 years from now?

Quora – Do you think the world will be better or worse 100 years from now? My educated guess, about 1 chance in 3 of it being a whole lot worse, for those few still alive, and about 2 chances … Continue reading

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