Category Archives: Ideas

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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Bend not break – Power and hyperagents

Daniel and Nate – Power and Hyperagents [ 27/May/22 ] 07:10 Daniel states on the topic of risks: “They are all unsolvable without solving the underlying generative dynamics that give rise to them.” I totally align with Daniel on this … Continue reading

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Clickbait and intelligence

Facebook link to this article is clickbait [ 11/May/22 ] Gleiser’s comments are realistic, but the comment following them “Well then, human intelligence is not simply a product of evolution because natural selection does not in any way explain the … Continue reading

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SpaceX and Mars

Lifeboat foundation post of SpaceX and MarsGwynne Shotwell says SpaceX will reach Mars by 2030! But why must we become multiplanetary? [ 11/May/22 ] This makes me angry. The threats are all real, but Mars is not a realistic solution … Continue reading

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Gold

[ 11/May/22 Dirk shared a post on world gold reserves] New Zealand doesn’t even appear in that list, as we do not hold gold to back our currency. We do produce about 8T of gold per year. Gold is not … Continue reading

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