Tag Archives: risk mitigation

Solving climate change

Quora – Is the climate redeemable? Assuming there was political will, could humanity fix it if we started now? If so, how? [ 16/9/20 ] The answers by Paul Eshelman and Robert Knight are both wrong, and climate change is … Continue reading

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Hope

Quora – Is there any hope for humanity? Is there no chance to save the human species and is there no way to continue as a species? [ 16/9/20 ] Yes – most certainly there is hope, and there is … Continue reading

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Governance, evolution and AI

When and if artificial intelligence gets to the point that it’s indistinguishable from sentient beings, how will humans know who governs them? [ 14/9/20 ] Why would anyone want to be governed by any external agent? What do we mean … Continue reading

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Spinoff – Vesuvius and other risks

Comment to Spinoff on Vesuvius article [ 11/9/20 ] The Vesuvius-Pompeii article does not just apply to Auckland, it applies to most of the North Island. Last time Taupo erupted (which was more recently than Vesuvius), it essentially sterilised most … Continue reading

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Why longevity?

[ 9/9/20 Lifeboat Foundation Facebook Page – Eric Asked “Why do you want an unlimited lifespan?”] Having a personal stake in long term security seems to be the easiest way to ensure long term viability of complex systems. I already … Continue reading

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Complexity and risk reduction

[ 9/9/20 comment to Eric Klein on Lifeboat Foundation facebook page] Let me be explicit in what I was pointing to with that attempt at humour (sometimes autistic spectrum geeks don’t do humour well). Trying to stay out of the … Continue reading

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A comment about a Dan Hermansen interview on sovereignty.

Ngaio’s facebook link to this audio of Dan Hermansen interview. [ 28/8/20 ] A small opening into the much deeper discussion of the nature of the necessary boundaries and responsibilities between individual freedom and collective survival, with all the layers … Continue reading

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Quora – The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why?

The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why? [ 24/8/20 ] What definition are you using of economic? Is it one that focuses on the management of the “household” of planet earth, or one that concentrates purely on market values. Scarcity … 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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Dave Snowden’s Article – It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be [ 17/8/20 In response to Dave’s post above] Predator prey relationships are not the only sort of relationship possible. Complexity demands cooperation. A predator that eats all its prey … Continue reading

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