Category Archives: Ideas

Overview – Vote for Ted Howard – Kaikoura Electorate

If you look hare at the many things I have written, you will find some consistent themes. My prime values have not changed: 1/ Individual life – mine and everyone else’s. 2/ Individual liberty – and that has to come … Continue reading

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Lifeboat Foundation facebook page – What do you want out of life?

[ 31/8/20 On Lifeboat Foundation facebook page – What do you want out of life?] Security (including indefinite life & health extension), liberty (which includes responsibility for the biophysical and social systems that make life and liberty possible), and reasonable … Continue reading

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A comment about a Dan Hermansen interview on sovereignty.

Ngaio’s facebook link to this audio of Dan Hermansen interview. [ 28/8/20 ] A small opening into the much deeper discussion of the nature of the necessary boundaries and responsibilities between individual freedom and collective survival, with all the layers … Continue reading

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Quora – The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why?

The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why? [ 24/8/20 ] What definition are you using of economic? Is it one that focuses on the management of the “household” of planet earth, or one that concentrates purely on market values. Scarcity … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Dave Snowden’s Article – It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be [ 17/8/20 In response to Dave’s post above] Predator prey relationships are not the only sort of relationship possible. Complexity demands cooperation. A predator that eats all its prey … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance?

Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance? [ 17/8/20 ] Tony Castaldo has part of the answer – the profit motive. Thomas Ruddick … Continue reading

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Quora – Why, in the past, people could, at the same time, be excellent in many sectors (anthropology, philosophy, biology) and now we are rather good in only one?

Why, in the past, people could, at the same time, be excellent in many sectors (anthropology, philosophy, biology) and now we are rather good in only one? [ 16/8/20 ] Short answer is because information is increasing and models are … Continue reading

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Lifeboat foundation comment about Mars colonisation

Lifeboat foundation comment about Mars colonisation [ 15/8/20 ] I love the idea of having a reasonable fleet of heavy lift rockets, but we need to use them to get manufacturing of solar cells on the moon going, then use … Continue reading

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Wendy made a Facebook post about the economy and Covid-19

Wendy made a Facebook post about the economy and Covid-19 [ 15/8/20 ] Quite a few things written here that are not accurate. Many people knew decades ago what needs to be done to control pandemic – isolation. Isolation to … Continue reading

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