Category Archives: Politics

In Shadow

Ideapod – In Shadow A great little image of modern life – if you are prepared to look within to the unpleasant aspects of self, and see through them to the greatness that is also present. The author’s website – … Continue reading

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Democracy

London Futurists – Real Democracy Reality seems to contain the twin tyrannies – the majority and the minority. Finding a system that avoids both in practice is a seriously non-trivial problem. Any simplistic approach to democracy becomes a tyranny of … Continue reading

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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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