Category Archives: Politics

Quora – Is world peace really achievable?

Quora – Is world peace really achievable? [ 7/2/20 ] Yes, it is, and it is not a simple problem. Peace alone is not enough. We need security and freedom and enough tools and toys to make reasonable use of … Continue reading

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Quora – How hard would it be to keep the entire world under one government?

Quora – How hard would it be to keep the entire world under one government? [ 3/2/20 ] Far too easy, and a very bad idea. The two most common political system failure modalities are single point of capture and … Continue reading

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Quora – Is it too late to change the world and people’s views for the better?

Quora – Is it too late to change the world and people’s views for the better? [ 3/2/20 ] Many good answers here to different aspects of the question. What is “better”? What is “change”? As others have noted, the … Continue reading

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Quora – How come worldwide population control isn’t often discussed?

Quora – How come worldwide population control isn’t often discussed? [ 1/2/20 ] We obviously mix in very different social contexts. Population limits is a topic I talk about a lot, particularly in the context of indefinite life extension. Any … Continue reading

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War on Sensemaking 3, the Infinite Game: Jamie Wheal

War on Sensemaking 3, the Infinite Game: Jamie Wheal [26/1/20] Some good ideas and interesting perspectives, but from my perspective crippled by too many errors. And I don’t want to be an example of the thing he spoke about – … Continue reading

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Quora – Do you accept the paradox, ‘if you want world peace, you have to fight for it’?

Quora – Do you accept the paradox, ‘if you want world peace, you have to fight for it’? [26/1/20] Agree with Peter Tatford. Fight here has at least two very different classes of meanings, as does peace. Peace can be … Continue reading

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Quora – Is the world a better, safer place since 2016?

Quora – Is the world a better, safer place since 2016? [17/1/20] Depends how you look at it. There are many dimensions of risk, and they must all be summed. The highly dimensional topology that results has huge uncertainties as … Continue reading

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