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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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Picture of child holding a placard “Take your mask off because God’s got you covered”

[ 16/7/20 Picture of child holding a placard “Take your mask off because God’s got you covered”] It seems beyond reasonable doubt that all understandings of reality are necessarily simplifications of the complexity and fundamental uncertainty that seems to actually … 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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On Jordan Peterson & The Hidden Epidemic, Rebel Wisdom

YouTube – On Jordan Peterson & The Hidden Epidemic, Rebel Wisdom [ 13/7/20 ] Mostly great – but I have a real issue with the parting comment, about the problem being the reductionist world view. I would say that the … Continue reading

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Is there a single thing that proves humanity still has a chance at living together peacefully across all races?

Is there a single thing that proves humanity still has a chance at living together peacefully across all races? [ 13/7/20 ] The fact that we exist. The fact that you thought the question worth asking, and thereby demonstrated that … Continue reading

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Why do we need diverse voices to solve the world’s complex problems?

Why do we need diverse voices to solve the world’s complex problems? [ 12/7/20 ] Many aspects to this. A couple not mentioned elsewhere: Any real expression of freedom will result in diversity, that is necessary. If you want your … Continue reading

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Is making people aware of a problem good if it can’t be solved?

Is making people aware of a problem good if it can’t be solved? [ 21/6/20 ] What makes you think that there are problems that cannot be solved? Certainly there are many things that have no computational solution, but that … Continue reading

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What evolutionary advancements are taking place in the human species?

What evolutionary advancements are taking place in the human species? [ 16/6/20 ] As others have noted, evolution is not about advancement, it is about differential rates of survival in different contexts. Right now, in terms of genetics, most people … Continue reading

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Is humanity entering problems that no one has the ability to solve?

Is humanity entering problems that no one has the ability to solve? [ 15/6/20 ] Shaun Mootoo has most of it. Most problems have solutions that can be approximated at least well enough to survive. David Snowden does a great … Continue reading

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