Category Archives: Ideas

Is technology the answer to world peace or the problem?

Is technology the answer to world peace or the problem? [ 10/October/22 ] Neither. It is deeply more complex than that. There is a sense in which technology is foundational to our long term survival, and there is another sense … Continue reading

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On triangles and narcissism

[ 10/October/22 – response to Deb’s facebook page on triangles and narcissism ] Look just at the top horizontal line.There is the outer triangle, the left one, the middle one, the right one, the one made from the combination of … Continue reading

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Great Transition Initiative (GTI) forum

Response to Opening essay for GTI Forum The Population Debate Revisited – Ian Lowe [ 17/August/22 ] I have been seriously exploring the space of survivable strategic/economic/political/technological environments since the early 70s.Some of my recent writings are collected at https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/IContinue reading

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Lex and Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron: Christianity and the Catholic Church | Lex Fridman Podcast #304 [ 21/July/22 ] Good and Evil are very simple distinctions, and they can be very useful when rapid decisions are required, and they don’t really work when … Continue reading

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Facebook link to Greenpeace – Stop the Feedlots

[ 17/June/22 ] Feedlots, in and of themselves, are not the problem. If done well, feedlots can eliminate the problem.If done badly, they can make the problem worse. The issue is not feedlots in and of themselves as a concept, … Continue reading

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Technology and survival

Ken asked – How many Lifeboat readers think that only advanced technology will solve our ecological problems – and how many think we can only solve them by using less technology? [ 12/June/22 ] I agree in part with Aric … Continue reading

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Percussive maintenance

[ 8/June/22 ] Yep – used to be a real thing in the early days of computers, when they were mostly made of separate components pushed into slots, and those contacts could oxidize a little – so a short sharp … Continue reading

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Clearest path to global prosperity

What is the clearest path to global prosperity? [ 8/June/22 ] A universal understanding of some basic principles of life: 1 That all levels of evolved complexity emerge from and are sustained by cooperation. 2 That any level of competition … Continue reading

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Solving problems on Earth

In your most honest and unbiased opinion, don’t you think we should focus on the problems here on Earth and build a strong foundation before focusing on Mars? [ 5/June/22 ] Yes, but we need to focus on the Moon … Continue reading

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On being wrong

Daniel shared a link and comments on being wrong On being wrong | Kathryn Schulz [ 31/May/22 ] Excellent Talk. Anyone who programs computers gets familiar with the process of making mistakes and learning from them (either that or they … Continue reading

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