Category Archives: Technology

A counter to one of Tom’s antivax posts

[ 28/Jan/21 Tom posted against polio virus] The action of this virus is fairly well understood.http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/100yearspolio/pfds/hogle.pdf You are becoming a danger to those you love Tom. Wake UP ! [followed by …” If you look at your own health history, … Continue reading

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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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New battery tech

[ 13/12/20 ] The breakthroughs continue – now a battery technology that seems likely to work – they need to get to practical scalable manufacture, but it looks solid so far. 15minutes to 80% charge, 500km range, solid state electrolyte … Continue reading

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Discussion of risks of technologies

Data for praying mantis mitochondrial genomes and phylogenetic constructions within Mantodea [ 24/11/20 ] I found the paper disappointing in the lack of discussion about implications of the work. What they did was use several different techniques to look at … Continue reading

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Quora – How do you predict the impact of geoengineering

How do you predict the impact of geoengineering in nature? [ 23/11/20 ] Learn as much as possible about complex systems, evolution, chemistry, quantum mechanics, Bayesian inference, physics, history, and psychology, and then be prepared to dance with eternal uncertainty; … Continue reading

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Risks of AI

How might advanced AI systems, if deployed carelessly, permanently cut off human civilization from a good future? [ 16/11/20 ] Easy – deploy it into a competitive market environment. It will win. Humanity will lose. The future of humanity demands … Continue reading

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Biden – climate science over lunar exploration

Lifeboat Foundation link to SpaceNews report that Biden administration expected to emphasize climate science over lunar exploration at NASA. [ 13/11/20 ] If anyone is really serious about managing the earth’s climate over the long term, then getting manufacturing technology … Continue reading

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Covid vaccine

Lifeboat foundation facebook link toBBC report – Covid vaccine: First ‘milestone’ vaccine offers 90% protection got a response “All Fake ….” [ 10/11/20 ] I can’t say for certain that it isn’t fake, and I have not been able to … Continue reading

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High speed travel

Comment on Lifeboat foundation facebook page to a link toVIRGIN HYPERLOOP WONDERS: WHAT DOES 600 MPH TRAVEL DO TO THE BRAIN? [ 8/11/20 ] High speed train travel in vaccuum tubes is a very old idea. I wrote about it … Continue reading

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Vaccination

[ 1/11/20 Toms Facebook Page – vaccination] Tom, You are becoming a threat to those you love. Please put more effort into understanding biology. It is vastly more complex than “Its a war out there”. Humans exist as we do … Continue reading

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