Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Short History of Progress

A Short History of Progress is a non-fiction book and lecture series by Ronald Wright about societal collapse. The lectures were delivered as a series of five speeches, each taking place in different cities across Canada as part of the 2004 Massey Lectures which was broadcast … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Machine Intelligence

If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do? The question of what happens when machines get to be as intelligent as and even more intelligent than people seems to occupy many science-fiction … Continue reading

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Dear George Bush and Dick Cheney, You Are Guilty of Murder: A Letter from a Dying Veteran

“I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to beg for forgiveness.” To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From: Tomas Young I write this letter on … Continue reading

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Harvard Cognitive Scientist Shares Fascinating Insights About The Human Mind

Mar. 13, 2013, 11:42 AM | 2,813 The more we learn about the human mind, the more fascinating it becomes, according to Harvard cognitive scientist Steve Pinker. He’s known for his research in evolutionary psychology, or the idea that human nature has adapted … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeremy Grantham

“We transferring wealth from the poor to the rich. No one has established convincingly that it is a good idea. It is a tradition. We have lots of traditions like the market will look after itself.” “People wouldn`t be crooks … Continue reading

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Charles Murray: Are You a Snob?

Published on Mar 8, 2013 American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray has designed a quiz he hopes will have “a salutary effect on bringing to people’s attention the degree to which they live in a bubble that seals them off from … Continue reading

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Kā radīt masveida sabiedrisku kustību

Par masveida sabiedrisku kustību radīšanu stāsta Krievijas politologs, režisors, rakstnieks, analītiķis, zinātnieks un politiķis Sergejs Kurginjans – sabiedriskās kustības „Laikmeta būtība” (Суть времени) līderis. Sabiedriskas kustības radīšanas pamatprincipi Es nestāstīšu visu mūsu pieredzi sabiedrisko kustību radīšanā, bet dažus galvenos aspektus … Continue reading

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Lesson of Singapore

By Michio Kaku, in a book “Physics of the Future.” At a conference in Saudi Arabia another speaker was Lee Kuan Yew, prime minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. He helped to forge the modern nation of Singapore, which … Continue reading

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Vai izdosies Singapūras atkārtojums?

Neiedomāsimies, ka līdz izpratnei nonāk bez  ‘sagatavošanas klašu’ pabeigšanas. Šeit Ēlerte otrajā klasē: “- Runa nav par kļūdām, bet par apzināti veidotu Sistēmu, kas degradē demokrātiju. – Sistēma ceļ amatos šoferu dēlus, tās konkursos uzvar tie, kas iemaksā melnajā kasē, … Continue reading

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Vai izdosies Singapūras atkārtojums?

Nevajaga lasīt avīzes. Vajaga lasīt par avīzēm un cilvēkiem, kas tās taisa. Par cilvēkiem vissakarīgāk raksta biologi.  Nevajaga lasīt to, kas tekstā, bet to, kas notiek dzīvē. Tas dažreiz ir starp rindām, bet reti. Visbiežāk par to raksta daži slēgto … Continue reading

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