Category Archives: Ideas

Quora – What do younger generations like Millennials think of climate change and their future, and the generations before them?

What do younger generations like Millennials think of climate change and their future, and the generations before them? Younger people generally tend to have simpler models of the world around them, but those models often have different sets of assumptions … Continue reading

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Quora – What are the prominent milestones that have led to the understanding of biological evolution?

What are the prominent milestones that have led to the understanding of biological evolution? That is really complex. Yes Charles Lyell published “Principles of Geology” in 1830 (but it was based on ideas in Jame’s Huttons 1788 work “Theory of … Continue reading

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Quora – Is diversity our greatest strength?

Quora – Is diversity our greatest strength? Redirect – Is diversity our greatest strength? If the fundamental social/philosophical context is cooperative – then yes. If the fundamental social context is competitive (eg founded in market based economics) – then no. … Continue reading

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Quora – Do robots/AI deserve ‘human’ rights? If so, at what point could that happen, and what would be the deciding factors?

Quora – Do robots/AI deserve ‘human’ rights? If so, at what point could that happen, and what would be the deciding factors? As many others have written, as soon as a non-biological intelligence can make a case for its own … Continue reading

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Quora – How do we grow and evolve as a society when technology keeps tearing us apart?

Quora – How do we grow and evolve as a society when technology keeps tearing us apart? The fault is not technology, any technology can be put to good or ill purpose. It is always what we do with technology … Continue reading

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Quora – How did AI come to rule our lives over the last decade?

Quora – How did AI come to rule our lives over the last decade? Kiryl Persianov has the start of a good answer. AI rules our lives to the degree that we let it. AI is essential to the production … Continue reading

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Daniel’s facebook page – What questions are the most consequential for the world that you feel the least epistemic certainty about?

Daniel’s facebook page – Daniel Schmachtenberger – 19 December at 18:13 What questions are the most consequential for the world that you feel the least epistemic certainty about? [my reply] Can we expedite the development of fully automated self replicating … Continue reading

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