Category Archives: Our Future

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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Survival without technology

Quora – How long could the human race survive without technology? [ 4/6/20 ] Not at all – because technology is part of what defines us as human. And in this sense, language is technology, our complex cultures are forms … Continue reading

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Why isn’t communism as hated as Nazism

[ 1/5/20 Foundations of Logic Question] Why isn’t communism as hated as Nazism? What level do you want an answer? We all tend to want simple answers to complex questions, and if a situation is actually complex, then all simple … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Wealth

[ 15/4/20 Reply to Dirk’s comment to Mark’s post on Foundations of Logic – to George Monbiot’s quote “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise then every woman in Africa would be a millionaire”] Yes, and … Continue reading

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Reply to a Facebook post by David Whyte on Hiding

A facebook post by David Whyte on hiding [ 13/4/20 ] Yes. And one needs to be alert for new sorts of predators. In New Zealand there were no land based mammalian predators (other than two tiny species of bats), … Continue reading

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Changing the world

Quora – When will I learn that I can’t change the world? [ 12/4/20 ] Changing the world is just like eating an elephant – one bite at a time. Like Makayla says – start with yourself. Start small. The … Continue reading

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Thinking about life beyond covid-19

London Futurists meetup on Crowdcast [ 11/4/20 – written 7 hours ahead of the meeting] I like what your wrote in the email David, and I would go further, that is isn’t about choosing a particular strategy, rather it is … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – nothing should go back to normal

Facebook – JBP study group – Joanna Hoffman shared a link to – Nothing should go back to normal [ 11/4/20 ] Far too many overly simplistic and destructive responses here. We are the most cooperative animal on the planet. … Continue reading

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A day of celebration.

This day 26 years ago Ailsa and I got married. 22 years and 3 days ago the title for this house changed into our name (with a mortgage, which has been gone a couple of years). Today is a special … Continue reading

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London Futurists – The world after coronavirus – key dimensions for decisions

The world after coronavirus: key dimensions for decisions? [ 9/4/20 ] If you frame it as either/or(s) you see a set of possible patterns as points on a line. If you frame it as all things being necessary, in different … Continue reading

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