Tag Archives: complexity

Why does it seem like the world is getting worse when some people are becoming more optimistic?

Why does it seem like the world is getting worse when some people are becoming more optimistic? [ 24/November/22 ] Many different components to why this is so. One aspect is that we are strongly biased to notice danger. The … Continue reading

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Daniel Schmachtenberger, Nate Hagens, The Metacrisis

Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Modeling the Drivers of the Metacrisis” | The Great Simplification #42 [ 27/October/22 ] I just got home from doing a beach survey of endangered birds on my electric bike. I have been vegan for 12 years. I … Continue reading

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On triangles and narcissism

[ 10/October/22 – response to Deb’s facebook page on triangles and narcissism ] Look just at the top horizontal line.There is the outer triangle, the left one, the middle one, the right one, the one made from the combination of … Continue reading

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Climate Change and y Malcolm Roberts

[ 13/September/22 Dirk posted a link to a speach by Malcolm Roberts] This guy is either ignorant or is outright lying for purposes unknown. Look at the data:https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends/There is clearly a reduction in the increase in CO2 due to recession, … Continue reading

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A sliver of reality

AEON – A sliver of reality [ 8/September/22 Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe. Are there hard limits to human intelligence?] David H Wolpert writes:“What can I ever know about that which lies beyond the limits … Continue reading

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Great Transition Initiative (GTI) forum

Response to Opening essay for GTI Forum The Population Debate Revisited – Ian Lowe [ 17/August/22 ] I have been seriously exploring the space of survivable strategic/economic/political/technological environments since the early 70s.Some of my recent writings are collected at https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/IContinue reading

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Treasury Guest seminar – Anita Chandra

Treasury Guest Lecture: Building Resilience and Advancing Well-Being at the Community Level [ 10/August/22 In this seminar, Anita Chandra describes some of the key issues in measuring and investing in well-being, with particular attention to the intersection of resilience and … Continue reading

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Lex and Ryan Graves – UFOs Aliens

Ryan Graves: UFOs, Fighter Jets, and Aliens | Lex Fridman Podcast #308 [ 3/August/22 ] Very interesting – as usual. Two errors present. The idea that there will always be war, is not survivable. The idea of resource competition leading … Continue reading

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Camus and the dangers of Truth

[ 3/August/22 ] Some truth in that – and in the context of the evolution of strategic systems that survive; there is a place for simplification of contexts under stress. If there really are agents willing to kill you, then … Continue reading

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Bridging Real-Time Artificial Collective Superintelligence and Human Mediation

Bridging Real-Time Artificial Collective Superintelligence and Human Mediation, The Sparse-Update Model [ 31/July/22 ] Great paper. One quibble is on the role of cooperation in evolution. One needs to be able to see the context dependencies of that. It is … Continue reading

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