Category Archives: Politics

Talk to Zero Carbon Select Committee

16 Aug 2019 – 14:40 – just got home from a trip to Christchurch and back – to talk to the select committee considering the Zero Carbon Bill – a response to climate change concerns It was weird. Driving down, … Continue reading

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Comment to The Portal 001 – Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel

You Tube – Peter Thiel on “The Portal”, Episode #001: An Era of Stagnation & Universal Institutional Failure. Technologist and Investor Peter Thiel is the guest as he joins Eric Weinstein in the studio Some really great stuff, and much … Continue reading

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Quora – Purpose

Quora – What are the factors that define our purpose in life? Like many others here have written, our definition of purpose seems to result from an extremely complex and potentially infinitely extensible set of factors including: many levels of … Continue reading

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Divisive Times

James R – Divisive Times Right now we are living through divisive times. People have separated into groups that seem far apart in many respects. There is a lot of friction. … Friction creates energy. If you rub two sticks … Continue reading

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Islamophobia

I Grew Up as a Muslim in New Zealand. I Want You to Know I Belong. You belong. One didn’t need to be of a different race or culture to get a hard time growing up, just being different is … Continue reading

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UBI (Universal Basic Income) Continued from last month

Continuing the UBI conversation from last month Hi Dirk, I do not understand how you get to “markets are incorruptible because there are no subjective influences in the functioning”. Culture – at any and every level is a subjective influence. … Continue reading

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London Futurists – politics for enhanced human wellbeing

Politics for profoundly enhanced human wellbeing Very interesting thread of discussions. Understand the need for your action David, and I agree – some interesting ideas in too much anger. And for me, the 20ft caterpillar on the coffee table is … Continue reading

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