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Aside from climate change, what have you worried about the future of humanity and the planet?

Aside from climate change, what have you worried about the future of humanity and the planet? I’m not worried about the planet, but the future of the life forms living on it has consumed much of my attention over the … Continue reading

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Quora – Scientists cure aging. How does your life change?

Quora – Scientists cure aging. How does your life change? Not much. I have known since 1974 that biological life extension was possible, but not how to do it. The big question that has occupied my mind for most of … Continue reading

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Quora – response to Paul Lucas’s answer to When is science not science, and relatedly, is science ever settled or should we always continue to challenge current understanding? Can you give examples?

Quora – response to Paul Lucas’s answer to When is science not science, and relatedly, is science ever settled or should we always continue to challenge current understanding? Can you give examples? While I agree with the general thrust of … Continue reading

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Quora – Can any belief be guaranteed as true when, as history has shown us, in the future, we may find that everything we believe currently is false?

Quora – Can any belief be guaranteed as true when, as history has shown us, in the future, we may find that everything we believe currently is false? Only one (the thing that Descartes got right) – “Cogito ergo sum”, … Continue reading

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Quora – What technologies are being developed that will allow humans to live with climate change? Not technology developed to prevent climate change from reaching a “doom” point, but rather that will allow the human race to survive it.

Quora – What technologies are being developed that will allow humans to live with climate change? Not technology developed to prevent climate change from reaching a “doom” point, but rather that will allow the human race to survive it. The … Continue reading

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Quora – Is super-intelligence impossible?

Quora – Is super-intelligence impossible? What do you mean by super intelligence? Better than human level? Yes – certainly, and we are not there yet, and not as far away as many would like to think. Intelligent enough to answer … Continue reading

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Quora – What is the biggest risk for humanity at the moment?

Quora – What is the biggest risk for humanity at the moment? Using markets to measure value. When most things were genuinely scarce, then one could make a reasonable case that “value in exchange” (what markets measure) was a reasonable … Continue reading

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