Category Archives: Technology

Quora – most valuable substance in the future

Quora – What do you think will be the most valuable, useful material of the future? Coal is going to be fairly important in about 20 years and for about 50 years. There are a lot of the metals we … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas

Christmas morning here in Kaikoura. It is thick drizzly fog outside. Ailsa, Jewelia, Huia and I are warm enough inside. Presents have been exchanged, and we are all doing our own things, each plugged into the internet in different ways. … Continue reading

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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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