Category Archives: Ideas

Quora – Steps to a sustainable world

Quora – What steps need to be taken for a completely sustainable world? What do you mean by sustainable? What is being sustained? Why? Some people have tried to build a system that promotes and sustains competition, at the cost … Continue reading

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Quora – how would we know if we were an experiment

Quora – How would we know if we’re an experiment in artificial intelligence? Quite a few different ways of interpreting this. Have you ever used google? If yes, then you are part of such an experiment. At the broader scale, … Continue reading

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James – Buddhism, Seneca, …

Buddhism, Seneca, and Tyler Durden Nice one James. So much truth in what you wrote. We are serfs to an idea of value based in scarcity. When most things were genuinely scarce, the idea that markets measured a good proxy … Continue reading

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Quora – Climate change

Quora – We’re so focused on slowing climate change, but do we have any focus on adapting to it? Climate change has been a topic at three different meetings I have attended in the last 7 days, one at national … Continue reading

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Quora – chances of living to 120 years old

What are the statistical chances that a person alive today will live to be 120 years old? My best guess, about 0.7 (70%). And most of that comes from the likelihood of any significant number of people surviving the various … Continue reading

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Quora – Life’s Purpose

Quora – Many have tried to define, but according to you, what should be the purpose of life? That very much depends on how one understands the words in the question. For me, purpose is a complex thing. We seem … Continue reading

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Quora – Climate Change

Quora – Why isn’t climate change causing changes in behaviour The simple answer is, because reality is complex beyond our ability to comprehend in detail, and we look for simple answers we can manage. That applies to everyone, every level, … Continue reading

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