Tag Archives: Politics

Is socialism the only path forward for mankind?

Is socialism the only path forward for mankind? [ 23/May/21 ] Depends how you define socialism. If you define it as the ownership of all property by the community as a whole, then no – that is not a viable … Continue reading

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Is Marxism making a comeback thanks to ideals around climate change and sustainability?

Is Marxism making a comeback thanks to ideals around climate change and sustainability? [ 4/May/21 ] Marx was well ahead of most of his contemporaries in understanding some of the key drivers of economics, but his models were overly simplistic, … Continue reading

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Is competition the only way to organize nature?

Is competition the only way to organize nature? Why must nature work so unethically as we can witness even in this ant war? [ 27/April/21 ] Simple answer – No. And nature is not simple. So simple answers tend to … Continue reading

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Social responsibility on the government alone?

Does every societal responsibility, to build schools, give jobs, etc., fall on the government alone? [ 4/Mar/21 ] No. At every level of complexity, cooperation is required for survival. The huge issue for cooperation is that naïve cooperation is always … Continue reading

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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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Quora – How do I address global inequality?

How do I address global inequality? [ 18/Jan/21 ] As others have noted, the problem is not inequality – that is a given – real complexity contains diversity – always. The problem is insufficiency – NOT inequality. Giving everyone what … Continue reading

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Quora – why is the elite now so concerned about the environment

Why is the elite now so concerned about the environment? [ 15/12/20 ] Because the awareness that we as humanity are actually changing the global ecosystem in ways that threaten us all is actually starting to spread to those with … Continue reading

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Comments during the actual London Futurists Reinventing Democracy meeting

Comments and questions to London Futurists Future of Democracy [ 6/12/20 ] From Me to Everyone: 05:16 AM Why do we accept rule? We need to accept that all systems require boundaries for existence, and real freedom need to accept … Continue reading

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Reinventing democracy

London Futurists – Reinventing democracy [ 12/11/20 ] As the complexity of the issues we face grows, and the gulf between levels of understanding present also grows, and the ability of AI systems to exploit levels of unconscious bias grows, … Continue reading

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Rights and responsibilities

Facebook post by Diana Paulikas [ 7/10/20 Facebook post by Diana Paulikas (#workprocastination) on “The American experiment”] The last time I was in Washington DC I literally wept as I read the inscriptions on the buildings and sidewalks that held … Continue reading

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