Tag Archives: technology

Survival without technology

Quora – How long could the human race survive without technology? [ 4/6/20 ] Not at all – because technology is part of what defines us as human. And in this sense, language is technology, our complex cultures are forms … Continue reading

Posted in Our Future, understanding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why are Jetpacks a thing.

Quora – Are jetpacks a commercial viability within the next 10 years? [ 1/5/20 ] Agree with Jeff. They are inherently dangerous, and vulnerable to single point of failure with fatal consequences. With fixed wing or rotor wing aircraft, if … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, understanding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Covid-19 – answer to maintaining physical separation and allowing social proximity – think more dimensions

This is a simple idea in a sense. We need to reduce the risk of infection, and physical distancing (2m separation) does that. It is a respiratory virus – it comes out in our breath. So what we really need … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas, understanding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Viruses and Bill Gates

[ 20/4/20 Ron shared an image on facebook, with two pics of Bill Gates, 1 – 1980s – lets infect computers with a virus and then sell them antivirus software; and 2 – 2019 – Lets infect people with a … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas, Technology | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Vaccination – Tom’s facebook page – updated 30Apr2020

[ 20/4/20 Tom’s facebook page] Hi Tom, While you raise some legitimate concerns about the economic incentives of companies producing vaccines, the rest of your story missed most of the important bits. Genner invented the idea in 1796 to prevent … Continue reading

Posted in Longevity, Nature | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – Globalisation

Technological progress is a key driver of improvements in incomes and standards of living. What are the causes and current effects of technological globalization? About what should I write? [ 20/4/20 ] To understand globalization, you need to understand the … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Politics, understanding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – Why should I worry about my future if the threat of global warming is so large?

Why should I worry about my future if the threat of global warming is so large? [ 27/3/20 ] The first step in correcting any problem is actually noticing that it is a problem. We are doing that with global … Continue reading

Posted in Our Future, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How have improvements in technology influenced the development and review of the Modern Theory of Evolution?

How have improvements in technology influenced the development and review of the Modern Theory of Evolution? [ 25/3/20 ] Hugely. The development of x-ray crystalography allowed Franklin to to develop images of DNA crystals that allowed Watson and Crick to … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas, understanding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Can human beings survive away from the biosphere of Earth since we are intrinsically linked to and dependent on the microbiology of our planet?

Can human beings survive away from the biosphere of Earth since we are intrinsically linked to and dependent on the microbiology of our planet? [ 21/3/20 ] Provided we take some reasonable approximation to the biosphere of earth with us … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Our Future, Technology, understanding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – What events would occur after an AI became sentient, and would it view humans as below it or as equals?

What events would occur after an AI became sentient, and would it view humans as below it or as equals? [ 20/3/20 ] There can be no simple or certain answer to that question. An AI that became self aware, … Continue reading

Posted in Our Future, Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment