Category Archives: Ideas

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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Daniel Schmachtenberger video – War on sensemaking

The War on Sensemaking, Daniel Schmachtenberger Got a positive feedback from Daniel – agreeing on all points Hi Daniel, Very well done. We align on so much. A few quibbles, but I’ll mention just the last one. When you made … Continue reading

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Quora – sunshade to solve climate change

Response to Steve Baker’s answer to Sunshade answer to Global climate change This is true if you make the assumption it is launched from Earth. If all you launch from earth is a package capable of soft landing a set … Continue reading

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Comment on Bret Weinstein’s 4th Frontier video

The Fourth Frontier | Bret Weinstein One of the things that surviving a terminal cancer diagnosis, then talking to other people who say that they also want to survive, has taught me is that most people would rather die than … Continue reading

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Talk to Zero Carbon Select Committee

16 Aug 2019 – 14:40 – just got home from a trip to Christchurch and back – to talk to the select committee considering the Zero Carbon Bill – a response to climate change concerns It was weird. Driving down, … Continue reading

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