Category Archives: understanding

Talk to Zero Carbon Select Committee

16 Aug 2019 – 14:40 – just got home from a trip to Christchurch and back – to talk to the select committee considering the Zero Carbon Bill – a response to climate change concerns It was weird. Driving down, … Continue reading

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Comment to The Portal 001 – Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel

You Tube – Peter Thiel on “The Portal”, Episode #001: An Era of Stagnation & Universal Institutional Failure. Technologist and Investor Peter Thiel is the guest as he joins Eric Weinstein in the studio Some really great stuff, and much … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and work

Will artificial intelligence ever replace the need for humans to work? In what sense? Humans need to work in the sense of doing something meaningful with some significant fraction of their time. Work in the sense of having to do … Continue reading

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Intelligence and morality

Facebook – FOLogic – Mikael Johnsson asked How much can pure intelligence “alone” solve the problems of morality? We are not pure anything. We are evolved embodied entities. Our conscious awareness is but a tiny part of the vast multi-leveled … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Cost of Climate Change

The Cost of Climate Change The criticism is valid, but misses the much more important factor. Computation is doubling in less than a year. Automation is infiltrating ever greater levels of complexity. Once fully automated systems come on stream, the … Continue reading

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Quora – Why is science important

Quora – Why Is Science So important In 2019? Few people understand what science is. Science is the willingness to ask questions, and to try things in reality, and look very closely at what happened, and try and make sense … Continue reading

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Quora – prediction

Is there any research for an invention that could predict the future? That is kind of what investors try to do. And a modern understanding of uncertainty and complexity and chaos demonstrate that there are many classes of complex system … Continue reading

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