Tag Archives: risk mitigation

Close call – big rock got close

Copied from Spaceweather – 16 April 2018 Near miss by a rock about 100m wide – and we only saw it one day out. With little warning, a relatively large asteroid flew through the Earth-Moon system on April 15th only … Continue reading

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Risk and the digital revolution

Chris Milne’s facebook post on this The really crazy thing, is that Kodak actually invented the digital camera, they just didn’t think it would be a real thing. They used their linear intuition, rather than exponential mathematics, to chart probable … Continue reading

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Character of Technology – nature of risk

The Character of Our Technology “We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly Excellent piece John, but from my perspective it does not explicitly address the three major areas of concern: 1/ … Continue reading

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Put up a new Page above – Risks and responses

https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/risks-and-responses/

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Prophets

A Modern Nostradamus – Prophecies of Himalayan Yogi Acharya Sri For me, the prophet Ray Kurzweil is the best around: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictions_made_by_Ray_Kurzweil http://www.kurzweilai.net/predictions/download.php His predictions are based upon trends in technology that seem to be largely driving the sorts of possibilities … Continue reading

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Quantum biology

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology Revisited Came back to this thread by a round about way, and read it again. What you see as consciousness, I see as systems. Cells know where they are … Continue reading

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Will AI become conscious?

Will artificial intelligence become conscious? Is awareness enough? Turing clearly demonstrated that any machine of sufficient complexity can do any computational task. That does not mean that it can do so in reasonable time or with reasonable energy consumption. I … Continue reading

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