Category Archives: Technology

An AI system

Comment on Video – This is the Best Artificial Intelligence Model of 2021 – Megatron-Turing [ 13/November/21 ] Clearly this entire thing was generated by the AI, and it is getting quite good, but still clearly making mistakes a human … Continue reading

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Should we have rationing/austerity

Should we bring back war-time rationing to save the planet? [ 12/November/21 ] Absolutely not. The problem is not the ability of the planet to provide us with food. We could feed everyone from the land areas of California if … Continue reading

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What makes the global village

What else makes the world a global village apart from the internet? [ 2/November/21 ] Trade and technology. Leonard Read’s I Pencil is a classic story about just how complex even a “simple” piece of technology like a pencil actually … Continue reading

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Response to a local on vaccination

[ 12/October/21 ] People are not being forced to be vaccinated. There are some jobs for which people must be vaccinated if they want those jobs. If people do not want to be vaccinated, then they have to choose other … Continue reading

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Am I concerned about AI

Are you worried about the possible effects of artificial intelligence? [ 28/September/21 ] In what sense? I am clear that our long term survival demands the existence of artificial intelligence; and there are a vast collection of strategic domains in … Continue reading

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What are the causes, consequences, and cures of overpopulation?

What are the causes, consequences, and cures of overpopulation? [ 3/September/21 ] How do you define “overpopulation”? In an ultimate sort of biological view, it is more people than the context can support. Context, in respect of people, is a … Continue reading

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Would destroying sources of pollution (oil refinery plants, oil pumpjacks, etc) buy humanity more time to save the climate or would it produce more and/or worse pollution?

Would destroying sources of pollution (oil refinery plants, oil pumpjacks, etc) buy humanity more time to save the climate or would it produce more and/or worse pollution? [ 28/August/21 ] It would not buy more time, it would remove what … Continue reading

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Are species extinction, widespread disease, unlivable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas, and other devastating climate impacts bound to become more evident in the decades ahead?

Are species extinction, widespread disease, unlivable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas, and other devastating climate impacts bound to become more evident in the decades ahead? [ 7/August/21 ] Bound to? No, and they are quite likely, unless … Continue reading

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Lifeboat Foundation – Solar Power

Lifeboat Foundation – Solar Power [ 5/August/21 ] Storage is an issue, and it will be solved. Iron air batteries look good for grid scale storage. For grid scale, it doesn’t matter how heavy batteries are, it only requires that … Continue reading

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What should I begin to do when I want to help people reach other planets

What should I begin to do when I want to help people reach other planets? [ 19/July/21 ] Learn as much as you can about all aspects of science. Think very carefully about why you want to go to other … Continue reading

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