Future

Possible Social Repercussion of Self-Driving Autonomous Cars

Possible Social Repercussions of Self-Driving Autonomous Cars In 20 years the impact of self-driving autonomous cars will be astonishing.  Maybe you should read this article in reverse and start with what it looks like in 20 years and how we get to that from here.  This is the biggest thing since the cellphone.  It will… Continue reading Possible Social Repercussion of Self-Driving Autonomous Cars

Climate Change · Combinatorial Problem · Future

Club of Rome Computer Models Vs IPCC Climate Scientist Computer Models

The Club of Rome was a group of MIT, Harvard and other professors, industry experts etc who crafted a computer model of the world and predicted the outcome up to 2100 for things like pollution, population, industrial production, food production, etc…   The Club of Rome was a 70s thing.   The IPCC is a… Continue reading Club of Rome Computer Models Vs IPCC Climate Scientist Computer Models

AI · Artificial Intelligence · Future · Problems with Technology

Winning at GO and the excitement around AI is not general intelligence but it can still have profound societal impact

Recently much press has been devoted to the fact that the worlds leading GO game champion was defeated by a computer.   These single discipline achievements are not uncommon.   As far back as the 80s MIT developed a computer program called Mathematica that solved differential equations better than ANY human being.   Since then… Continue reading Winning at GO and the excitement around AI is not general intelligence but it can still have profound societal impact

Climate Change · Future · Genetics · health · Physics

What we don’t know

What we don’t know We are really just at the very beginning of our understanding.   The fact is there is limit to what science knows today.   This is not a matter of a problem. It’s a feature.  It’s exciting.   There is a lot of fun discovery ahead, possibly an infinite amount.   There… Continue reading What we don’t know

Future · Megatrend

What humanity discovered this last year

This year has been an enormous one in discoveries and advances.  Let’s talk about this and what are some of the big ones. The fact is we have just emerged in the last 100 years from ridiculous level of stupidity.  I say this frequently that we have only been intelligent for about 100 years. The… Continue reading What humanity discovered this last year

Future · Quality of Life · Space Policy

Continuing Predictions and thoughts of the future Part V Space Travel

Space Travel I am one of the believers in space travel.  I have long believed that we should eventually become more than a one-planet civilization.   For most people this seems like a crazy idea but I look at it as more of an existential thing.   We know we live in this universe and… Continue reading Continuing Predictions and thoughts of the future Part V Space Travel

Future · Quality of Life

Continuing Predictions and thoughts of the future Part IV Physics

Physics Predicting the future does have something to do with physics.  It always has.   Since Newton and the development of the 3 laws of motion we have been able to do more and more in our physical world because of what we have discovered in physics. Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Biology The discovery of… Continue reading Continuing Predictions and thoughts of the future Part IV Physics