Tag Archives: understanding

Artificial Intelligence

How might we control AI, before AI controls us? [ 3/April/22 ] Wrong question! How much do you like being controlled? How much better is it to work with someone on a purpose you are both aligned to? Any talk … Continue reading

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

Is There A Way To Truly Be Comfortable With Death?

[ 1/April/22 – not a joke] It’s interesting and complex. I have had the experience of a leading oncologist telling me that there is nothing known to medical science that could increase the probability of my living, and that I … Continue reading

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

Science

Sciences and Fiction [ 31/March/22 Walter Smith in Foundations of Logic asked:Choose 1 or 2 or 3:1.Everything that is not part of sciences is based on fictionor2.Everything that is not based on sciences is fictionor3.?] 3 Science is a process, … Continue reading

Posted in understanding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Electric vehicles

[ 27 /March/22 Rick Slick posted in Lifeboat Foundation … “It’s time to lay down the truth on Electric Vehicles.” …] Some truth in it, but it hides things too. Yes – many current technologies are far from ideal, and … Continue reading

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

Spirit/Soul

[ 25/March/22 Consider these two possibilities and the ramifications of each: We DO NOT have a soul/spirit/life force. We are created from nothing and go back to nothing. God, the afterlife, eternity, ghosts do not exist and morals, rules, and … Continue reading

Posted in understanding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Socialism/Capitalism – Hayek

Dirk posted a Hayek quote – If socialists understood economics they would not be socialists [ 22/March/22 ] I find both socialism and capitalism inadequate and overly simplistic. We have both social and individual natures, and the pattern is repeated … Continue reading

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

What do Debt and GDP mean

[ 21/March/22 ] What is it actually measuring? If you look at computation, computation has been increasing exponentially for over 100 years. Real cost per computation is falling. Is that in any way reflected in the notions of “Debt” and … Continue reading

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

Drawbacks of peace

What are some counterintuitive drawbacks of peace for human progress? [ 17/March/22 ] I can’t think of any that actually matter. Of course there are thousands of scenarios one can dream up that give some advantage to conflict, but if … Continue reading

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

Comment to Daniel S – Cooperation is the only survivable option

[ 14/March/22 ] It is the wrong class of question Daniel. The really important question, can classes of emergent awareness become sufficiently aware of the complexities of the existence within which they exist, to become aware that for technologically capable … Continue reading

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

An alternative to blame Jacinda for all the problems

[ 14/March/22 – Richard shared a TikTok post blaming Jacinda for everything] If you really are interested in some of the sorts of strategies that are being played out across the planet – to which we and almost everyone else … Continue reading

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