Category Archives: economics

Quora – You wake up immortal and with $1,000. What’s your plan to be a billionaire?

Quora – You wake up immortal and with $1,000. What’s your plan to be a billionaire? Do everything I can to disinvent the concept of money, and get automated technology to the point that it can meet the reasonable needs … Continue reading

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New Microeconomics: How Evolution Explains Resource Distribution

New Microeconomics: How Evolution Explains Resource Distribution Some aspects of this article are great, some seem to completely mischaracterise both evolution and economics. Evolution is always about the survival of some set(s) of replicators in some set(s) of contexts. Mostly … Continue reading

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Gary Marcus: Toward a Hybrid of Deep Learning and Symbolic AI | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast

Gary Marcus: Toward a Hybrid of Deep Learning and Symbolic AI | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast Imagine is one of my favourite songs also. I am now clear that the outcomes imagined in the song are impossible as long as … Continue reading

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Comment to The Portal 001 – Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel

You Tube – Peter Thiel on “The Portal”, Episode #001: An Era of Stagnation & Universal Institutional Failure. Technologist and Investor Peter Thiel is the guest as he joins Eric Weinstein in the studio Some really great stuff, and much … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Cost of Climate Change

The Cost of Climate Change The criticism is valid, but misses the much more important factor. Computation is doubling in less than a year. Automation is infiltrating ever greater levels of complexity. Once fully automated systems come on stream, the … Continue reading

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UBI

Project Syndicate – Why Universal Basic Income Is a Bad Idea UBI is not a systemic solution, and it can be an effective part of a transition strategy. What is happening now is unlike anything that has ever happened before. … Continue reading

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Quora – humans as machines

Quora – Is it fair to say that humans are nothing more than extremely complex machines? It very much depends what you mean by machine. It seems beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt that we are complex entities made of … Continue reading

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