June 2016

Three discrete energy leagues.

27 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

In the next century there will be three categories of countries based on available energy. In most cases these leagues will determine relative wealth and rate of progress of respective countries, and global relevance. If you are in League one, your country will be dirt poor and unable to escape its respective energy state. You […]

It is now

25 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

Anyone who reads this, the time has come to start resisting, with any and all means you can muster. If peaceful resistance does not work to produce change, all means must be explored. It is time. You can no longer just sit around and wait until change comes.

The case for treating radical belief as a psychiatric disorder

24 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

History has an awful track record with the government medicalizing alternate lifestyles, religious activity or political activism. There is very little to say about the habits of hard-line regimes and political systems putting “troublemakers’ in psychiatric institutions solely for the purpose of punishment and deterrence. For political activists the soviet union was a nightmare, as […]

BREXIT : The chickens have come home to roost

24 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

A lot of people in Europe and the UK will be utterly miserable about the vote yesterday. And with right – this was a particularly self-defeating choice for the Brits, and the whole UK will suffer far worse than the Brits now take for granted by being severed from a common European market. But most […]

The Hellish Cauldron

23 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

. Inside galaxies there tend to reside really big black holes. These things fascinate me to no end. They range on mass from millions to tens of billions of solar masses. Our milky way’s galactic core black hole is about “about” 3.61 million solar masses, which is only mediocre compared to bigger galaxies. Even so, […]

TechnoUtopianism and denial about the future.

23 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

Dizzy: My mother always told me that violence doesn’t solve anything. Jean Rasczak: Really? I wonder what the city founders of Hiroshima would have to say about that. [to Carmen] Jean Rasczak: You. Carmen: They wouldn’t say anything. Hiroshima was destroyed. Jean Rasczak: Correct. Naked force has resolved more conflicts throughout history than any other […]

Immortal and thus, Accountable.

21 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

One of the biggest selling point of religion is (in particular in monotheistic, Abrahamic ones) the implied threat of being judged. In these mythological systems there is a sense of right and wrong, good and evil and hence sin. Sinners are punished, often in quite horrendous and everlasting sentences. This particular idea proved quite infectious. […]

“Saving” Japan

18 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

The country of Japan is becoming older and older on average. There are less children born, and children born are born from increasingly older women. This extremely low fertility rate (1.41) has the result of actively depopulating Japan. Japan has 127.6 million inhabitants in 2016, but is set to half in the next few decades. […]

Worst case scenario – 2035 and no basic income.

17 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

There is now an almost constant stream of articles saying what was politically incorrect to state out loud just 5-8 years ago – Technological Unemployment is certain, it is imminent and ‘something like a basic income’ will be necessary. I have said so much on this societal issue in the last ten years that it […]

My prediction for soon – a new terrorism

8 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

A Seneca cliff is an easily understood phenomenon. It is the moment when society, having depleted its commons, suddenly collapses. Decline tends to be historically very sudden. I regard myself nominally a transhumanist, in the same manner a cheerleader is nominally involved with team sports. As a Transhumanist I am supposed to focus on the […]

Why The Swiss Vote Switzerland Matters

6 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

. The swiss voted on a referendum deciding whether or not basic income would make any sense. They voted no. All told, about 77% of Swiss voters were against the measure, which lost by at least 10 percentage points in all of the country’s 26 districts, and only 23% backed the proposal. The proposal was […]

How Jobs Destroy Work (by Extropia DaSilva) – part one, two

4 Jun , 2016 Extropia DaSilva

. HOW JOBS DESTROY WORK (PART ONE) by EXTROPIA DASILVA INTRODUCTION Original publication Anything that bears the title ‘How Jobs Destroy Work’ is bound to be regarded with disbelief by those who love their jobs. Such people do exist: folks who have found employment that is meaningful to them, which nurtures their skills and provides […]

The clear implications of “the spark of life”.

4 Jun , 2016 Uncategorized

Recently scientists have observed the actual and precise moment of conception, i.e. the very moment a sperm cell encounters an egg cell, enters it and starts the developmental stage where eventually a human being will form. We have long waited on science to give us confirmation and clarity on this particularly troubling question and now […]