Category Archives: Our Future

Are there too many people in the world for it to survive without radical social change?

Are there too many people in the world for it to survive without radical social change? [ 22/April/21 ] The number of people present is not yet the major driver for social change, and it is rapidly growing in importance. … Continue reading

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Response to Elon’s – maximize freedom – comment

Comment to Elon Musk – My Final Warning [ 21/April/21 ] Maximizing freedom is self terminating. What is needed is to maximize freedom with minimal risk to life. Every level of structure has necessary constraints required to support that level … Continue reading

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Will humanity’s extinction be abrupt, or will it slow after a long decadence?

Will humanity’s extinction be abrupt, or will it slow after a long decadence? [ 19/April/21 ] It seems to me that there are finite probabilities associated with various sorts of extinctions (some rapid, some slower) that together sum to about … Continue reading

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Quora Why can’t we just eliminate poverty through sheer will

Why can’t we just eliminate poverty through sheer will? [ 15/April/21 ] Sheer will by itself does nothing. Will power applied to systems over time can achieve outcomes. Eliminating poverty depends very much on how one defines it. If one … Continue reading

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What positive changes do you want to see?

What positive changes do you want to happen in the world? [ 14/April/21 ] I want all people to accept the logical necessity that freedom without responsibility is destructive. Every level of structure has necessary sets of boundaries for its … Continue reading

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Society without work?

What happens in a society where no one had to work and people had free food, water, shelter, and medical care? [ 14/April/21 ] No one has actually tried it, so it is conjectural, and as someone who has been … Continue reading

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Notes in a Life Extension forum on the nature of aging and related issues

[ 12/April/21 Facebook – Lifeboat – post by B J Murphy linking to an article on bio-inks] Indefinite life with expanding capabilities is a very complex suite of issues. One of the issues is that gradual changes can happen in … Continue reading

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How can we ensure that the transition to a zero-carbon global economy is fair and equitable to the workers and communities it impacts?

How can we ensure that the transition to a zero-carbon global economy is fair and equitable to the workers and communities it impacts? [ 8/April/21 ] Wrong question at multiple levels. Yes – we do need to move to technologies … Continue reading

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Nitrate Allowances

Link to Stuff article about nitrate allowances [ 8/April/21 Tim’s Facebook page] If you are going to allow 100Kg of nitrate/Ha to leach, then you have to budget sufficient water going to groundwater to keep that below 0.5mg/l. Doing the … Continue reading

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Quora – Is it better to make our planet sustainable for future habitats or investing in search for a better planet?

Is it better to make our planet sustainable for future habitats or investing in search for a better planet? [ 8/April/21 ] Gonzalo Munevar is correct – we are not searching for another planet that is better than this one … Continue reading

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