a semi-comedey article about economics, pretending you can describe economics without humans.
a futurist and enemy of the basic income. his argument is, that you will be so dependend on the state with an UBI, instead of being a slave of the companys you will be a slave of the state.
this scenario is also described in one of the black mirror episodes.
i think it is a possible scenario, but not a necessary one.
as i mentioned this paper here
discusses which taxes should be raised to ensure healthcare for the US. a similiar analysis could help us installing a UBI
Evolution is not about a constant life and death race. About the importance of cooperation for survival and evolution not only in a single species.
Five "heresies" proposed by Kevin Kelly:
All in all a technological singularity in form of a grey goo wont be stopped by this arguments.
Its basically about the kind of technological singularity we hope to hit.
This article is now quite a few weeks old, but it's one of the most important and interesting articles on the Wait But Why blog. Reading time: Several hours, if you aren't a particularly fast reader.
hope you dont mind a video. Pharmalobby vs Pharmaopponents. Will Self Talk, a pretty known journalists.
seems bitcoin has quite an impact on ecology.
Local economics with decentralized peer to peer models may replace platform capitalism:
Bitcoin is consuming 0,13% of worlds energy, and its demand on energy is quickly increasing!