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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 – 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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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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Freedom – once again

Freedom John posted a Sarte quote “Freedom is what you do with what has been done to you”. Dirk responded “Freedom from something, and liberty to act somehow.” Freedom is one of the most complex ideas I have considered. There … 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 – creating AI

Is it possible for an intelligent being (such as a human) to create something more intelligent than the most intelligent human? As many others have stated, it depends on how one defines both “create” and “intelligence”. Evolution as a process … Continue reading

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Quora – humans as machines

Quora – Is it fair to say that humans are nothing more than extremely complex machines? It very much depends what you mean by machine. It seems beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt that we are complex entities made of … Continue reading

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