Category Archives: Technology

What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve?

What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve? [ 20/April/21 ] In New Zealand that would be a trap that catches mammals – particularly mice, rats, cats, hedgehogs, … Continue reading

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Eric Asked I wonder how much it would cost to buy every single piece of land on Earth.

[ 10/April/21 Eric asked “I wonder how much it would cost to buy every single piece of land on Earth.”] If I take the question literally, it is impossible. There is no conceivable way to buy every piece of land … Continue reading

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What resources are we running out of on Earth?

What resources are we running out of on Earth? [ 3/April/21 ] As others have noted – Helium is the only one of significance, and that is because we are being very wasteful of it, and not recycling it, and … Continue reading

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On Jobs AI and the future

Why have we not lost our jobs when the Apple trees can automatically produce apples? Why would we lose jobs when AI or robots work in the future? [ 1/April/21 ] Because previously, for an apple to be available to … Continue reading

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Smart Grid

What’s your opinion of the smart grid? In particular, do you think that it will be a reality? That we can do things like demand response? What technologies do you think we need to work on to get it a … Continue reading

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Technology and the global family

Is it possible that technology may change the world into a global family in which everyone helps the members that are devoid of human rights? [ 14/Mar/21 ] In and of itself, No. As something that creates a new context … Continue reading

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Technology and humanity

If technological growth allows no room for nature to recuperate, what are the effects to the human race? [ 12/Mar/21 ] Mohammad Gani {in his answer} displays clearly why economics and finance are now the single greatest threat to human … Continue reading

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Responsibility for discoveries

Scientists accept no responsibility for what is done with their discoveries. Do scientists believe that science is more important than humanity? [ 7/Mar/21 ] Anil Mitra and Scott Currier both give reasonable answers, but the question is not accurate. Many … Continue reading

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LifeBoat – SpaceX Satellites – risk of collision

Lifeboat Foundation – SpaceX Satellites [ 20/Feb/21 Link to business insider article about SpaceX satellites – Rj Tolley asked “How do all these satellites avoid collisions with human spacecraft?”] Do the math – even if you ignore them, the chances … Continue reading

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Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

[ 8/Feb/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation – Response to RJ Tolley’s comment to Quinn Sena’s post linked to Geoff Hinton’s Article – AI is going to be able to do everything. https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/11/03/1011616/ai-godfather-geoffrey-hinton-deep-learning-will-do-everything/%5D I strongly agree with Jeffrey, Nicholi, Jay & … Continue reading

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