Category Archives: Ideas

Quora – AI good or bad

Is artificial intelligence good or bad? As many others have noted, in and of itself, AI is neutral, for as Shakespeare wrote, there is nothing either good nor bad but thinking makes it so. It all depends what our individual … Continue reading

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Quora – Beauty

Is our concept of beauty learned or derived from survival and biological advantages? Why phrase this as an either or question? Most of what we are seems to be a combination of genetic and mimetic components (DNA and culture – … Continue reading

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Lose all posessions to save a life

Would you sacrifice all of your earthly possessions to save the life of one person? Depends who the person is, and what the probabilities involved are. I actually received a “terminal cancer” diagnosis 8 years ago, and took steps to … Continue reading

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Quora – what hinders progress

What hinders AI conquering academic research given the incredible progress as demonstrated? What makes you think it has been hindered (as distinct from the economic and social pressures against reporting such progress)? And it is a very highly dimensional “game … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Belief

Foundations of Logic – Facebook Group Mark Posted: People believed x, x was wrong. People believe y, so y is wrong. Michael responded: It’s more fundamental- People believed, belief is wrong! Pawel asked: is it wrong? Dirk responded: The processing … Continue reading

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Quora – what idea explained would alter the world

What’s one scientific concept (if properly explained) that would improve everyone’s understanding of the world? Evolution. Everyone thinks it is all about competition, but that is less than half of it. When considering complex systems (like ourselves) it is far … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Getting late at night New Year’s Eve here in NZ. Wishing us all a very prosperous and successful 2019.

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