Category Archives: understanding

Ayn Rand – consequences

Ayn Rand quote on consequences [ 19/July/22 Dirk posted an Ayn Rand quote “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality”] She is exactly right, in what she wrote, but she is one of the … Continue reading

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Steve Keen & Lex Fridman

Steve Keen: Marxism, Capitalism, and Economics | Lex Fridman Podcast #303 [ 19/July/22 ] Great work – thanks again Lex. Steve has impressed me for many years, and I spent quite a bit of time playing with his software Minsky … Continue reading

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Meditations on Moloch and other things

Daniel S posted some thoughts with multiple linksMeditations on MolochRules for RulersGame tehory as a dark artTeetering Between Oppression and Chaos [ 13/July/22 ] Mediations on Moloch has some truth to it, but is also deeply simplistic. Most of the … Continue reading

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How likely is it that we have a future

How likely do you think the chances are that our high tech civilization will last? [ 12/July/22 ] My best estimate is slightly better than even chances – about 60/40. And that requires that most people are able to get … Continue reading

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Nihilistic Design and Tao

Daniel’s link to a consilience project update Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design“ [ 12/July/22 ] Hi Daniel, I just read the opening highlighted summary, and while it is all true in a sense, it … Continue reading

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Path to happiness?

Lifeboat link to AI idenifies path to happiness [ 10/July/22 ] Why focus on happiness? Happiness is “just” a set of genetically encoded valences that did, on average, over the deep time and context sets of our ancestors, tend to … Continue reading

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Pathocratic mindsets?

Pathocratic mindsets [ 8/July/22 Mike McDermott wrote:Oh dear.Again, kindly recall what I am attempting to scrutinize here is what I term our pathocratic mindsets (to dominate, deceive, degrade, and destroy) and the environments, particularly multipolar trap ones, where those mindsets … Continue reading

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Change one thing in the world

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? [ 4/July/22 ] I would have everyone taught this set of ideas at the earliest age possible, and repeatedly with greater detail and nuance: 1/ That the … Continue reading

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The Mind

[ 4/July/22 Paul Lowe posted – “The mind only exists in the human mind”. What do you think? True or false? Please clarify your answer.] All depends what you mean by those words. For me, it seems beyond reasonable doubt … Continue reading

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Nihilism and design

Daniels S posted a link to a new consilience project post. Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design [ 29/June/22 ] Kind of – but to me it is a very biased view. Yes -certainly, in … Continue reading

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