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Can we save our planet?

Thread deleted from Quora – no explanation. [ 1/May/21 ] As John Kes writes, the planet is not endangered, just many of the complex life forms on it. The myth that security and freedom are enhanced by competition needs to … Continue reading

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Spinoff – Vesuvius and other risks

Comment to Spinoff on Vesuvius article [ 11/9/20 ] The Vesuvius-Pompeii article does not just apply to Auckland, it applies to most of the North Island. Last time Taupo erupted (which was more recently than Vesuvius), it essentially sterilised most … Continue reading

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Meeting with HRH – Prince Charles

Today got to meet HRH Prince Charles, and host him at our Te Rae O Atiu colony on the Kaikoura peninsula. He came in, met all of the trustees and family assembled, spent some time looking at and talking about … Continue reading

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Open AR Cloud

Open Augmented Reality Cloud Hi Jan and team, I see some merit in the general thrust of your approach, but also some fundamental issues. For me, any system must be based upon a clear hierarchy of values. For me, … Continue reading

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Evonomics – 4 definitions of money

Four Definitions of Money. All Correct. Understanding what we mean by the most important word in economics. Economic notions need deeper exploration of the idea of money. When it was coin, much of the value present in money was embodied … Continue reading

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Thoughts driving home from meeting Richard Dawkins in Christchurch

Attended Richard Dawkins event in Christchurch, and had a short conversation with him at the meet and greet afterwards These are transcriptions from 3 recordings made driving home Saturday morning, listening to a lecture on the development of Greek philosophical … Continue reading

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New page above

I’ve completed at least a working draft of a new page above – on key themes in understanding what we are:

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Evonomics – Hayek meets information theory

Hayek Meets Information Theory. And Fails. Modern economic theories of prices-as-information are seventy years out of date. This post is kind of useful in the way it portrays information theory reasonably well. This post is very poor in its presentation … Continue reading

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A Clip from one of Jordan’s Lectures – missing pieces. {updated}

YouTube clip of Jordan supposedly roasting Sam Harris, but actually lecturing That clip actually comes from 2017 Maps of Meaning 10: Genesis and the Buddha (Published on 27 Apr 2017) and the passage in question comes 12:49 into it. The … Continue reading

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Video Interview with Justin from Ideapod

You tube video of the interview with Justin recorded 4pm NZ time 19th April:

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