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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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Comment to 2020 Clean Coders Keynote – complexity

Comment to 2020 Clean Coders Keynote [ 14/9/20 ] Reality does actually seem to be complex. What we need is programming languages that give power, and coders who understand when it is powerful to constrain that power and when those … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance?

Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance? [ 17/8/20 ] Tony Castaldo has part of the answer – the profit motive. Thomas Ruddick … Continue reading

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Lifeboat foundation comment about Mars colonisation

Lifeboat foundation comment about Mars colonisation [ 15/8/20 ] I love the idea of having a reasonable fleet of heavy lift rockets, but we need to use them to get manufacturing of solar cells on the moon going, then use … Continue reading

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Quora – Seeing that nothing will slow or stop climate change, is it better that humans decided to give up and try alternate methods to prevent the Earth from climate change or move to a different planet?

Seeing that nothing will slow or stop climate change, is it better that humans decided to give up and try alternate methods to prevent the Earth from climate change or move to a different planet? [ 8/8/20 ] Climate change … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are humans the only species to have created a civilization that is based on concepts like morality, ethics, religion, philosophy, government, society, culture, art, architecture, music, sports, business, commerce, science, technology etc?

Why are humans the only species to have created a civilization that is based on concepts like morality, ethics, religion, philosophy, government, society, culture, art, architecture, music, sports, business, commerce, science, technology etc? [ 2/8/20 ] The answer to that … Continue reading

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