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Life’s Challenges

It seems to me…. “When you’re up to your ass in alligators, you forget about cleaning the swamp.”   ~ Robert DeBard[1]. Being well into my 80s, I can look back on what I have experienced from a perspective not all … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Challenges

It seems to me…. “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Asteroid, Catastrophe, Climate Change, Club of Rome, Cretaceous–Paleogene, CRISPR, Disease, Environment, Evolution, Extinction, Extinctions, Fermi's paradox, Food, Global Warming, Health, Healthcare, Home, Homo Sapien, Illiteracy, Malthusian Crisis, Poverty, Space, Space, Technology, Termination Event, Vehicle, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

U.S.-China Relations

It seems to me…. “China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it’s not an ‘us versus them’, it’s an ‘us and them’ type scenario.” ~ Bill Gates[1]. U.S. foreign policy … Continue reading

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Our Erroneous China Policy

It seems to me…. “So in terms of the global economic footprint, let’s just say China within the next decade and a bit is likely to emerge as the world’s largest economy. Obviously its foreign policy and security policy footprint … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Security

It seems to me…. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov[1], Foundation[2]. The U.S., like all other countries, claims to desire international amity. But good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace; it never can … Continue reading

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Survival Limitations

It seems to me… “This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.” ~ T. S. Eliot (The Hollow Men). Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, AI, AI, Aira Caldera, Andromeda, Apis Mellifera, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Cacogenics, Catastrophic, Chicxulub, Civilization, Climate, Climate Change, Communications, Crisis, Crops, Disaster, Disease, Drake Equation, Dysgenics, Economy, Employment, employment, Environment, Environment, Extinction, Extinction, Extinctions, Extraterrestrial, Farm Land, Farming, Farms, Finance, Frank Drake, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Global Warming, Global Warming, Honeybees, Hypercane, Inequality, Inequality, Inequality, Jobs, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyūshū, Lake Toba, Long Valley, Megacaldera, Nanotechnology, North Island, North Sumatra, Pandemic, Permian-Triassic, Plague, Siberian Traps, Society, Space, Stephen Hawking, Supervolcanoes, Taupo Volcano, Telomere, Termination Event, Threats, Unemployment, University of California – Santa Cruz, Valles Calderas, Volcanoes, War, Weather, Weather, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2017 – It Was A Year

It seems to me…. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke[1]. Another year – 2017 – has now passed. When young, New Year’s was an excuse to party but … Continue reading

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Human-Level AI

It seems to me…. “By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky[1]. Development of human-level artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable: it is basic in human nature to … Continue reading

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The State Of AI

It seems to me…. “The purest case of an intelligence explosion would be an Artificial Intelligence rewriting its own source code. The key idea is that if you can improve intelligence even a little, the process accelerates. It’s a tipping … Continue reading

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Restoring Our Basic Values

It seems to me…. “It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century … Continue reading

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