Category Archives: Technology

Technological Singularity

A serious assessment of the Technological Singularity RAG – People seem to confuse intelligence with personality and emotionality. They are three different things and involve three different behavioral traits. I think it is much deeper than the notion of “trait” … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Solar Energy

Solar Energy From Space These numbers are not accurate. It is not stable to restrict people to poverty. Everyone needs to have high basic standard of living. The actual energy requirements to bring every person on the planet to a … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Risk – CSER

CSER – Professor Heather Douglas – Responsibility and Inequality in a Risky World Published on 23 May 2017 We live in a world full of emerging risk. We generate new capacities with the potential to reorder our world and we … Continue reading

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Sam Harris – Can we build AI without losing control over it?

Can we build AI without losing control over it? Sam Harris We’re going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we haven’t yet grappled with the problems associated with creating something that may treat us the way we treat ants. … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Economics beyond current models

Evonomics – Why Economists Have to Embrace Complexity to Avoid Disaster – Steve Keen Microeconomics, macroeconomics and complexity Yes and no. Have been a follower and admirer of Steve’s work for some years. Downloaded his Minsky software and spent a … Continue reading

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Unequal Societies

A Facebook post by Deb to my page A response to a Facebook post by Deb – Wondering if it is even possible to prevent the worst trajectories imagined in this article . . . Are we about to witness … Continue reading

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7 years since being “terminal”, 5 years since 2% survival!

A Special day today – 7 years since being given a 2% chance of living 2 years, 5 years since passing that 2% mark. In the world of cancer, 5 years survival is considered cured (even if you are full … Continue reading

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