Tag Archives: Abundance

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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Quora – ethical consequences of immortality

Quora – What are the ethical consequences of immortality? Don’t agree with either of the other answers. It very much depends on what you mean by ethical? For me, my chosen highest values are individual life and individual liberty, and … Continue reading

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Laurie – Horsing around – questions grappling with

Horsing Around What question are you grappling with? Hi Laurie, The question that has dominated my thought for over 50 years is: What is required to live a very long time? Peace is obviously part of the answer. Understanding the … Continue reading

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Laurie – Labyrinth Walking

Laurie’s Blog – Labyrinth Walking Laurie asked: What question or prayer would you contemplate on a labyrinth walk? For me, the question would be the same one I have been asking since 1974: What sort of social, political and technical … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and risk

How do we see the relationship between intelligence explosion and existential risk from artificial general intelligence? Who is the we you refer to? As I see it, as someone interested in this suite of subjects for over 50 years, there … Continue reading

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Attention – Focus

The Power Of Attention Diversity At Work The only way to cultivate focus is to have an alignment of what does and doesn’t deserve attention. Shared attention is both the cause and result of a cohesive community—and the reason why … Continue reading

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AI Alignment

AI alignment domain – Complexity of value It concerns me that AI alignment continues to use happiness as a proposed goal. If one takes evolutionary epistemology and evolutionary ontology seriously, then happiness is simply some historically averaged useful heuristic for … Continue reading

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