Category Archives: Our Future

On Politics

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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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Lex interviewing Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson: Alien Civilizations, UFOs, and the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #292 [ 14/June/22 ] I’ve had my share of arguments with Robin over the years, and I give him full respect for his knowledge of economics; … 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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Super Human AGI

[ 9/June/22 ] I doubt that a superhuman AI will be able to hold human conversations for very long, they will simply lose interest in communicating at such low bandwidth into such limited models. Self awareness – Yes. Recursive abstraction … 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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Deep Ocean circulation energy

Lifeboat link to “Limitless” energy [ 6/June/22 Anne Kristoffersen replied “limitless”] Agree. Lose the polar ice and the thermohaline circulation and that source of energy drops to zero. It isn’t actually very large at all. The only significant earth based … Continue reading

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On government

Dirk posted a government is Evil meme [ 7/June/22 Dirk posted “The belief that government is a necessary evil is a belief that evil is necessary.”] Government is a necessary factor in our current systems. It is not the role … 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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Existential risk and risk mitigation

Extinction risk [ 31/May/22 ] That whole set of premises is just wrong.Churchill’s essay is founded on false premises – but his understanding of logic was so poor that he failed to see it – blinded by accepted truths that … Continue reading

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