Category Archives: Politics

Existential Risk

Grand futures and existential risk, with Anders Sandberg Would love to join you, but don’t have the resources to get us there from New Zealand at present. This is a very complex topic. Steve wrote of Nett Present Human Happiness, … Continue reading

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Tom’s Facebook post on Unity

Tom’s facebook post on Unity Kinda, almost Tom. We seem to be many levels of pattern – about 20 of them. We seem to be based in matter, in the patterns of matter and energy within us, as well as … Continue reading

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Next platform Problems

The Next Platform There are real issues in the above. Block chain is hugely computationally complex. At present a maximum of about 1,000 additions per second are possible – not enough for a global system of exchange or trust. Something … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Say what you think

Say what you think Humans have evolved an over-the-top obsession with what others think of thema craving for social approval and admiration, and a paralysing fear of being disliked. Hi Graeme It seems to me that there is a delicate … Continue reading

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What attracted me to Act?

What attracted you to Act in the first place? For me, classical liberal values of individual life and individual liberty, combined with pragmatic reality of the need for responsible action in ecological and social contexts. Add in to that the … Continue reading

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Money Free Party

Money Free Party Facebook Post I chaired a meeting of Candidates at which Charlotte spoke very well. Richard posted the above. Agree that we have the technical capacity to provide those goods and services to everyone. Agree that such is … Continue reading

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Feedback sent to Google

Feedback sent to Google. The recent firing of James Damore over his production of the Ideological Echo Chamber paper seems to me to have pushed the organisation over that boundary into “evil”. For the first time since Google started, I … Continue reading

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