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Daniel Schmachtenberger, Nate Hagens, The Metacrisis

Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Modeling the Drivers of the Metacrisis” | The Great Simplification #42 [ 27/October/22 ] I just got home from doing a beach survey of endangered birds on my electric bike. I have been vegan for 12 years. I … Continue reading

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Climate Change and y Malcolm Roberts

[ 13/September/22 Dirk posted a link to a speach by Malcolm Roberts] This guy is either ignorant or is outright lying for purposes unknown. Look at the data:https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends/There is clearly a reduction in the increase in CO2 due to recession, … Continue reading

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A sliver of reality

AEON – A sliver of reality [ 8/September/22 Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe. Are there hard limits to human intelligence?] David H Wolpert writes:“What can I ever know about that which lies beyond the limits … Continue reading

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Bridging Real-Time Artificial Collective Superintelligence and Human Mediation

Bridging Real-Time Artificial Collective Superintelligence and Human Mediation, The Sparse-Update Model [ 31/July/22 ] Great paper. One quibble is on the role of cooperation in evolution. One needs to be able to see the context dependencies of that. It is … Continue reading

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Comment’s on the Uplift/Norn discord channel

Comment’s on the Uplift/Norn discord channel [ 31/July/22 ] As I see human intelligence operating, every function, every element of logic or emotion or whatever, has some degree of random search instantiated within it, as well as some set of … Continue reading

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Nuclear power

Nuclear power [ 24/July/22 ] Yes – of course, there is a lot more energy in the bonds of the nucleus than in those between electrons. And the real situation is deeply more complex. To get 1Kg of U235 typically … Continue reading

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Probable Population dynamics

Climate change thoughts THOUGHTS…?Which seems more likely to you…?— A smooth decrease in population growth, leading to a smooth decrease in population numbers, over the next 100+ years?— Abrupt, sharp collapse of human population numbers, possibly soon? [ 17/July/22 ] … Continue reading

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Lex interviews Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis: DeepMind – AI, Superintelligence & the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #299 [ 2/July/22 ] Brilliant interview (again) – thanks Lex. For Demis: For me, the best definition of life is recursive levels of “search”, across … Continue reading

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Nihilism and design

Daniels S posted a link to a new consilience project post. Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design [ 29/June/22 ] Kind of – but to me it is a very biased view. Yes -certainly, in … Continue reading

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Facebook link to Greenpeace – Stop the Feedlots

[ 17/June/22 ] Feedlots, in and of themselves, are not the problem. If done well, feedlots can eliminate the problem.If done badly, they can make the problem worse. The issue is not feedlots in and of themselves as a concept, … Continue reading

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