Tag Archives: Risk

Global Catastrohic Risk Policy

Global Catastrohic Risk Policy Contact page [ 20/September/22 ] I have had my Autistic Spectrum brain focused on this subject area since 1974 – since realising that indefinite life extension was a real possibility (as I finished undergrad biochem), and … Continue reading

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Covid Pandemic

What seems to be more threatening to civilization at this time of the pandemic, the surprising stronger mutant variants, or the habitual carefreeness of the humans providing host to? [ 29/November/21 ] Neither. As pandemics go, this is a relatively … Continue reading

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World Government

How would the world be different with a one world government? [ 26/June/21 ] What does one mean by government? If one means a set of systems created in order to maintain those boundaries that are in fact necessary for … Continue reading

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Personal Crisis

In your personal life, what would equate to ‘WWIII’, a personal crisis that consumes all your resources and ends in spectacular victory or the end of the world for you and your family? [ 8/June/21 ] 11 years ago an … Continue reading

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What is humanity‚Äôs 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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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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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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What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve?

What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve? [ 20/April/21 ] In New Zealand that would be a trap that catches mammals – particularly mice, rats, cats, hedgehogs, … Continue reading

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Will humanity’s extinction be abrupt, or will it slow after a long decadence?

Will humanity’s extinction be abrupt, or will it slow after a long decadence? [ 19/April/21 ] It seems to me that there are finite probabilities associated with various sorts of extinctions (some rapid, some slower) that together sum to about … Continue reading

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Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people?

[The comment was – Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people? – but I didn’t record where I wrote it, and can’t now (2 weeks later) find it again or … Continue reading

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