Read More »Excellent Podcasts
I did a brief podcast sharing talk at Future Camp at burning man, where I detailed some of my favorite podcasts, and then asked others to share, because there is a significant “finding cost” in locating excellent podcasts.
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Collapse is the in topic this year – with climate change, peak oil, the credit crunch, the oncoming recession, terrorism, etc. etc. people are primed to talk about collapse:
Read More »Singularity University
Singularity University was launched last week at TED. Their motto: “preparing humanity of accelerating technological change”. Of course, anything like this is bound to stir up some controversy, and indeed Singularity University launched to considerable debate.
Read More »MLP #1
Mindless Link Propagation Post #1. Actually I hope them to be not too mindless.
Read More »Weirdtopia's Invented
So after long delay here is a follow up to my Weirdtopia promise. The “Utopia” and “Distopia” are from Eliezer Yudkowsky, the Weirdtopia’s are mine. I think it’s interesting to note how similar most of the “dystopias” sound to our current reality… I suspect that this exercise reveals more about the writer than about the future, but even so it’s a very interesting exercise…
Read More »Weirdtopia
Eliezer Yudkowsky, at Overcoming Bias (one of my favorite blogs), writes about Weirdtopia, the place which is neither Utopia (the projection of your hopes / beliefs) or Dystopia (the projection of your fears), but something altogether different and at least potentially better than Utopia to actually live in. His recent series on Fun Theory give potential civilization engineers much food for thought. The opposite of happiness isn’t isn’t sadness – it’s boredom. And it follows that a “perfect” world probably isn’t a very happy one.
The Edge 2009 Annual Question
Read More »The Edge 2009 Annual Question
What will change everything? 150 scientists, authors and public figures answer this question. You can learn lots. How to sum it up?
Metaciv Project Goals
Read More »Metaciv Project Goals
I want this “Meta Civilization” project to deliver on multiple fronts.