March 2016

Techno-Idealist Events in the Netherlands

26 Mar , 2016 Uncategorized

We can use whatever label we want – Transhumanist, Extropian, Singularitarian, Techno-Utopian, whatever – it’s generally the same crowd, the same scene of people. People with an optimist, enterpreneurial mindset and grande deals are in fact coming together in the Netherlands and organizing, however more tentatively than in surrounding countries. Here’s an (incomplete? Email me!) […]

The golden opportunity for Transhumanist politics.

26 Mar , 2016 Uncategorized

Max Planck wrote – science advances one funeral at a time. The same concept features heavily in the work of Thomas Kuhn. The basic idea is that in science there’s a major flaw in terms of progress. The problem is that entrenched stakeholders of the current paradigm stop caring about advancement and – as they […]

I Loathe Saudi Arabia and I Loathe Their Version Of Islam

24 Mar , 2016 Uncategorized

I call for divestment from Saudi Arabia. Do not allow your citizens to travel there, for whatever reason. Immediately confiscate all possessions of Saudi Royals and associated people or groups in every single democratic country world wide. Make investments in Saudi Arabia illegal and punishable with prison sentences. Boycott their products. Disallow all imports from […]

The migration from mobile to VR/AR headset

18 Mar , 2016 Uncategorized

I own a PC from 2008-2009. It was a great era for me, 6 years of PC with a (back then) relatively decent graphics card, but my PC has become outdated – so I intend to spend a good 1000 euro (which I don’t have) come May to obtain a new Desktop personal computer. It’s […]

What is happening in the US is unacceptable.

12 Mar , 2016 Uncategorized

The United States is no longer a democracy. There is no accountable or anywhere near acceptable government, judicial system or law enforcement. A significant section of its politicians are in denial of science. The US has commited numerous war crimes in recent history and is arguably committing war crimes this very moment. The government does […]

Migration, Refugees. I am very pessimistic about it.

8 Mar , 2016 Uncategorized

In a perfect world migrants would all be quite lovely people who integrate instantaneously, are open and eager to adopt to other cultures, modes of though, varied spiritual values, alternative lifestyles, women’s sexual rights and freedoms, modernity. They are all really entrepreneurial and self-supporting hard workers and most go back to their country of origin […]

The climate ‘debate’

7 Mar , 2016 Uncategorized

In reference to this. Well, planets that allow for complex tool using, abstract symbol communicative social-programmable neurology (yadda yadda, caveat caveat) “species” occur almost certainly in very tight windows of existential contrivance. I am not at all certain the tides-water-oxygenation-carbon sequestration mechanism we have on Earth is the only one, but energy-dynamically it’s a pretty […]