Category Archives: Longevity

Quora – Is extreme human life extension possible?

Is extreme human life extension possible? [ 20/8/20 ] Clearly yes – and it is a very difficult set of problems. Why clearly yes? Because it seems beyond reasonable doubt that all cells alive today came from a single cell … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Quora – Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world?

Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world? [ 1/8/20 ] In so far … Continue reading

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Quora – How do we address the problem of hunger and poverty associated with the Covid-19?

How do we address the problem of hunger and poverty associated with the Covid-19? [ 30/7/20 ] Only one way that I can see that can work – fundamental reform of the monetary and political systems, and understanding the systemic … Continue reading

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Will we ever crack the biological code and achieve immortality?

Will we ever crack the biological code and achieve immortality? [ 20/6/20 ] It seems clear to me that the answer is yes, and it is a very complex suite of issues that need to be mitigated to do so. … Continue reading

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Sensemaking and survival

AMG – Cause of the Month Suggestion [ 8/6/20 ] I’d like to suggest the topic of “sensemaking and survival in times of exponential change”. What are the different classes of mechanisms used by people to make what sense they … Continue reading

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Longevity

Quora – Once humans master genetic engineering, could we theoretically find a way to live forever? [ 7/6/20 ] We should be able to find ways to eliminate the risks to life from our own genetics, but that doesn’t do … Continue reading

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Vaccination – Tom’s facebook page – updated 30Apr2020

[ 20/4/20 Tom’s facebook page] Hi Tom, While you raise some legitimate concerns about the economic incentives of companies producing vaccines, the rest of your story missed most of the important bits. Genner invented the idea in 1796 to prevent … Continue reading

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Quora – According to the theory of evolution, why do we die?

Quora – According to the theory of evolution, why do we die? Your answer is very clear, but why then is the immortal jellyfish immortal? Compared to other jellyfish, what characteristic does it have, from an evolutionary point of view? … Continue reading

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Comment to Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2

Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2 [ 4/4/20 ] [Note – the video is interesting, the numbers are somewhere near close. In one sense this is a flu like pandemic, and in another sense it … Continue reading

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