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What is the most impactful problem to solve for humanity’s future today?

What is the most impactful problem to solve for humanity’s future today? [ 18/7/20 ] Indefinite life extension, which requires molecular level manufacturing technology, which is required for other things too. Once all people have the option of living on … Continue reading

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Foresight – Key Issues In Near Term AI Safety Research – Aryeh L Englander, Daniel Elton,

Foresight – Key Issues In Near Term AI Safety Research | Aryeh L Englander, Daniel Elton, Ph D [ 17/7/20 ] At 43:40 Dan starts talking about applicability domain analysis. That is all well and good if one is in … Continue reading

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What would it take for a society to accept that there is no scarcity? Is the change required technological or social? In other words, is human nature capable of accepting that scarcity does not exist? What would push them to that conclusion?

What would it take for a society to accept that there is no scarcity? Is the change required technological or social? In other words, is human nature capable of accepting that scarcity does not exist? What would push them to … Continue reading

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Old Evonomics post

Old Evonomics post – Reply to Dick Burkhart [ 6/7/20 ] That is true Dick only if one is conscious of the complexity and reality of the fact that all new levels of complexity demand a cooperative base, and that … Continue reading

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Capital Institute – 2020 Inflection Point

2020 Inflection Point [ 23/6/20 ] I’m a yes and a no to this John. The major theme I certainly agree with, but the reasons and systems behind it are deeply more complex than this points to, and some key … Continue reading

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Strata in society?

Quora – At which point in time did we have the most dramatic imbalance in culture and intelligence between the different strata of society? Is it growing bigger? [ 15/6/20 ] Strata is a marginally useful notion. The discrepancy now … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Evidence for Tribalism in Economics

Evonomics – Evidence for Tribalism in Economics [ 31/5/20 ] While I agree with the several of the main themes, there are also some significant errors in the thesis as written. 1/ Your description of “Science” as “It’s a method … Continue reading

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Star News article by Muriel Newman critiquing the covid 19 response

Comment on Brett’s facebook page linking to this Star News article by Muriel Newman critiquing the government handling of Covid-19. [ 27/4/20 ] [Brett since deleted the post – so it has gone from facebook. I did send this to … Continue reading

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Quora – Globalisation

Technological progress is a key driver of improvements in incomes and standards of living. What are the causes and current effects of technological globalization? About what should I write? [ 20/4/20 ] To understand globalization, you need to understand the … Continue reading

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Quora – work post AI

What meaningful work will humans be able to do once AI/robots become better than us at everything? [ 18/4/20 ] Whatever you responsibly choose. It is already the case that only one person on the planet is actually the best … Continue reading

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