Tag Archives: Philosophy

Overview – Vote for Ted Howard – Kaikoura Electorate

If you look hare at the many things I have written, you will find some consistent themes. My prime values have not changed: 1/ Individual life – mine and everyone else’s. 2/ Individual liberty – and that has to come … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance?

Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance? [ 17/8/20 ] Tony Castaldo has part of the answer – the profit motive. Thomas Ruddick … Continue reading

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Quora – Why, in the past, people could, at the same time, be excellent in many sectors (anthropology, philosophy, biology) and now we are rather good in only one?

Why, in the past, people could, at the same time, be excellent in many sectors (anthropology, philosophy, biology) and now we are rather good in only one? [ 16/8/20 ] Short answer is because information is increasing and models are … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are humans the only species to have created a civilization that is based on concepts like morality, ethics, religion, philosophy, government, society, culture, art, architecture, music, sports, business, commerce, science, technology etc?

Why are humans the only species to have created a civilization that is based on concepts like morality, ethics, religion, philosophy, government, society, culture, art, architecture, music, sports, business, commerce, science, technology etc? [ 2/8/20 ] The answer to that … Continue reading

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Quora – Is elite rule inevitable from societies? Why does decision making rest in the hands of a few people?

Is elite rule inevitable from societies? Why does decision making rest in the hands of a few people? [ 31/7/20 ] What is meant by the question? At what level are you asking? We all make decisions in our lives. … Continue reading

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Is a perfect society possible or even desirable?

Is a perfect society possible or even desirable? [ 25/7/20 ] If you mean something static – then no. If you mean something that respects individual sapient life, and the liberty of all such sapient entities, and provides a cooperative … 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 are the human rights that need to be protected in our community and in society?

What are the human rights that need to be protected in our community and in society? [ 16/7/20 ] The simple answer is: 1/ Individual sapient life; 2/ Individual liberty of all sapient individuals (human or non-human, biological or non … Continue reading

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What small change would make the world a better place for everybody?

What small change would make the world a better place for everybody? [ 3/7/20 ] Having all teaching institutions teach the fact that the evolution of complexity is always based upon new levels of cooperation, and the necessary follow on … Continue reading

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