Category Archives: Technology

Quora – How much is life expectancy going to increase by the year 2050?

How much is life expectancy going to increase by the year 2050? How do you define such a thing? If it is done on tables of people who have actually died, then probably about 15 years. Ray Kurzweil said last … Continue reading

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Quora – If I want to live a long life, what work or business should I engage in?

If I want to live a long life, what work or business should I engage in? Question by Jack Chen If you have a very high IQ – 180+, then working to postdoc levels in AI, complex adaptive systems, and … Continue reading

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Science and Tech in agriculture

Quora – What are the importance of science and technology in agriculture? Science and technology enable us to get constantly improve the efficiency of our systems. That can be great, as it allows us to do more with less. It … Continue reading

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Quillette – Internet complete?

Quillette – Is the Internet Complete? The internet is not complete, cannot be, ever. And it will ever more closely approximate it, just as science (at its best) is continually becoming less wrong (though unlikely to ever be “right” – … Continue reading

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Risk and the digital revolution

Chris Milne’s facebook post on this The really crazy thing, is that Kodak actually invented the digital camera, they just didn’t think it would be a real thing. They used their linear intuition, rather than exponential mathematics, to chart probable … Continue reading

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Comment to Giovanni on values

Giovanni shared Mike Watson’s Post on Facebook – but the post and all comments have since been removed. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1620190871547616/permalink/2144900672409964/ Good question Giovanni Santostasi When one reads Plato’s Republic it is easy to see at least two levels present, and a … Continue reading

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7 years from last tumour

A rather significant anniversary today – 7 years since the last tumour was cut from my shoulder. When the histology came back it said the margin wasn’t clear, and wider excision was recommended. By that stage I was confident that … Continue reading

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