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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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Vertical Farming

Lifeboat foundation link toThis Wind-Powered Vertical Farm In Denmark Produces 1,000 Tons Of Greens Each Year [ 6/1/21 ] Agree with Rj Tolley that biological production and health linkages are vastly more complex than most currently appreciate. We need to … Continue reading

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Alpha fold 2

[ 12/12/20 ] This is huge.Protein folding solved for a large set of classes of protein structures. and visually DeepMind’s AI Solves Protein Folding in Major Scientific Breakthrough

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New battery tech

[ 13/12/20 ] The breakthroughs continue – now a battery technology that seems likely to work – they need to get to practical scalable manufacture, but it looks solid so far. 15minutes to 80% charge, 500km range, solid state electrolyte … Continue reading

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Discussion of risks of technologies

Data for praying mantis mitochondrial genomes and phylogenetic constructions within Mantodea [ 24/11/20 ] I found the paper disappointing in the lack of discussion about implications of the work. What they did was use several different techniques to look at … Continue reading

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High speed travel

Comment on Lifeboat foundation facebook page to a link toVIRGIN HYPERLOOP WONDERS: WHAT DOES 600 MPH TRAVEL DO TO THE BRAIN? [ 8/11/20 ] High speed train travel in vaccuum tubes is a very old idea. I wrote about it … Continue reading

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What will the Internet do for the future of humans?

[ 21/10/20 ] The internet is a powerful tool. Like all tools, it can be used for good or ill. What it will be used for will depend upon the choices we make. We all have a roll in that. … Continue reading

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Lifeboat foundation link to Neuralink

[ 12/10/20 Lifeboat foundation link to Neuralink] So many levels of trust required for that to happen that I simply do not have in the economic and political and technological systems we have at present. Far too much incentive to … Continue reading

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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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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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