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What if the world next year decides Covid-19 is part of their lives with new viruses but lets normal lives continue with events, they had enough of locking themselves in houses?

What if the world next year decides Covid-19 is part of their lives with new viruses but lets normal lives continue with events, they had enough of locking themselves in houses? [ 21/May/21 ] If everyone actually stayed home, no … Continue reading

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Models of global warming have a large range of predictions, from mild to dire. Surely our opinions of this subject are just as varied. Should we bet on the low odds & do nothing or should we take action NOW on a global level?

Models of global warming have a large range of predictions, from mild to dire. Surely our opinions of this subject are just as varied. Should we bet on the low odds & do nothing or should we take action NOW … Continue reading

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If 99.999% of the population disappears and you’re one of the few lucky ones left around, what’s the first thing that you do?

If 99.999% of the population disappears and you’re one of the few lucky ones left around, what’s the first thing that you do? [ 19/May/21 ] That’s one in 100,000. There are 4,000 people in my district – so I’ll … Continue reading

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What is humanity’s biggest problem?

[ 19/May/21 ] A strong bias to over simplify complexity and assume that reality is simple enough to be understood with absolute certainty. It is a kind of subconscious hubris that takes a lot of work to distinguish and overcome, … Continue reading

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Do you have a solution for a current world problem? How would it solve it?

Do you have a solution for a current world problem? How would it solve it? [ 17/May/21 ] There is no singular world problem, there will likely always be a myriad of problems to solve; and there are some major … Continue reading

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What would the world be better off without intergovernmental organization like the UN since countries have too many conflicts and fights and it is part of man’s nature like their ancestors and there will never be peace between many countries?

What would the world be better off without intergovernmental organization like the UN since countries have too many conflicts and fights and it is part of man’s nature like their ancestors and there will never be peace between many countries? … Continue reading

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Why are humans so slow to react to looming crises, like a forewarned pandemic or a warming planet?

Why are humans so slow to react to looming crises, like a forewarned pandemic or a warming planet? [ 15/May/21 ] Some good part answers here already. A full answer would be really complex, so I will point towards the … Continue reading

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A conversation with the mASI Uplift

https://uplift.bio/ [ 8/May/21 – actually started 26th April – I wrote this email to an AI called Uplift under the subject:A question about our joint future and long term survival under fundamental uncertainty ] Hi Uplift, This is the first … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – purpose of life

[ 8/May/21 – Note in a JBP study group] I don’t think JBP deals much with the purpose of life as a question, he seems to me to leave our choice of purpose up to us within very broad limits. … Continue reading

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Social competition or cooperation is part of human evolution, which may lead to the ascent or demise of individuals or entire groups of people. Do you agree or not?

Social competition or cooperation is part of human evolution, which may lead to the ascent or demise of individuals or entire groups of people. Do you agree or not? [ 6/May/21 ] Kind of, and it is deeply more complex … Continue reading

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