Category Archives: Ideas

Character of Technology – nature of risk

The Character of Our Technology “We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly Excellent piece John, but from my perspective it does not explicitly address the three major areas of concern: 1/ … Continue reading

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Put up a new Page above – Risks and responses

https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/risks-and-responses/

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Evolution – Altruism

Response to John A. Johnson comment Dawkins has always recognized altruism and has provided explanations for it. Agreed. Richard disliked the title, but his publisher said it would sell, and it did. Selfish gene was the first coherent account I … Continue reading

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Prophets

A Modern Nostradamus – Prophecies of Himalayan Yogi Acharya Sri For me, the prophet Ray Kurzweil is the best around: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictions_made_by_Ray_Kurzweil http://www.kurzweilai.net/predictions/download.php His predictions are based upon trends in technology that seem to be largely driving the sorts of possibilities … Continue reading

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Free Will – Ted’s version

I’ve been responding to a lot of other people’s definitions of free will lately – here is my own: In my understanding, free will can be very real, and it is rarely (if ever) absolute. The understanding I have of … Continue reading

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Evonomics – von Hayek

How Hayek’s Evolutionary Theory Disproves His Politics While I agree that Hayek had some profound insights, and that the information aspect is important, and the complex adaptive systems aspects are important, and that Fred raises two good points, I still … Continue reading

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Free Will – Trick’s Graphic

Free Will Continued A response to Trick’s graphic If you have read much of my writing, you will know that it seems very likely to me that we live in a universe that has both lawful and random aspects, and … Continue reading

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