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wjfox

Did we enter some sort of parallel universe in 2016? Every day brings more batshit insanity. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/06/23/eu-diplomats-shocked-boriss-four-letter-reply-business-concerns/
Today, 09:51 AM
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    Outlook
    I believe this is all CERN's fault.
    Today, 12:57 PM
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Erowind

The protests are escalating, a bridge and two highways were taken over today and a crowd protesters surrounded PNC park.
Today, 06:41 AM
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Yuli Ban

@Erowind: No, it's just an observation of the evolution of labor that I had: https://radiomonkeys.org/2017/01/20/evolution-of-automation-a-technist-perspective/
Today, 02:49 AM
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    Yuli Ban
    I don't know when I first noticed it, but at some point I realized that fully-automated economies aren't just inevitable, they're NATURAL. Ever since we first used a stone tool to make it easier to kill an animal for food or cut down fruits, we've been progressing towards a point where it was most efficient for our tools to do all our labor.
    Today, 02:51 AM
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    Yuli Ban
    In fact, it's beautifully elegant how the simple rule of "create more efficient tools to survive" can explain just about everything about human evolution from the days when we were Ardipithecus all the way up to the complexity explosion of civilization as of the present. It's like how, by repeating a single circle over and over again slightly different, you can create an incredibly complex image.
    Today, 02:54 AM
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    Yuli Ban
    The history of humanity can succinctly be described as "using tools to maximize prosperity with as little energy as possible."
    Today, 02:56 AM
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Erowind

The more I read Capital the more I'm coming to realize that all human labour abstractly speaking is equal, and not that this is an ethical position as capitalists will rebuke, but rather an objective and scientific one.
Yesterday, 09:36 PM
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    Erowind
    I take it a Technist economy is framed around energy production?
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
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    Maximus
    The only value labour has is that which an individual attributes to it. I don't care if you spend 10,000 hours crafting a statue of Marx, that statue would still have zero value to me (if I really didn't like Marx). Same goes for actual products. You can spend as much time building reclining chairs as you want, but if no one wants to buy them, then your labour is worthless. A product only has value if someone is willing to pay for it, and therefore labour only has value if it produces...
    Today, 12:42 AM
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    Maximus
    I would contend that from the individual perspective, all labour is equal in the sense that everybody values their own labour. However, in the broader scheme of things, the value of your labour is tied to the judgement of others. I see my position as much more objective than what you contend (which really is a moral belief, not one reflected in society).
    Today, 12:54 AM
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wjfox

A prediction from exactly two years ago today. https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/will-wake-vote-leave/
Yesterday, 03:47 PM
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starspawn0

"Children whose parents are over-controlling “helicopter parents” when they are toddlers, are less able to control their emotions and impulses as they get older apparently leading to more problems with school, new research suggests.": https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/18/over-controlled-toddlers-grow-up-unable-to-cope
Yesterday, 12:05 PM
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    Raklian
    I'm not surprised.
    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
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Frizz

Happy birthday, EV! Xoxo <3
Yesterday, 05:00 AM
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    Cody930
    Happy b-day!
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
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    Erowind
    Happy b-day!
    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
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    zEVerzan
    Thanks, all! I really appreciate it :D
    Today, 01:43 PM
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Erowind

Protesters are blocking the highway in my city right now in response to the police murder of Antwon Love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VW8MX_CfNM
Yesterday, 03:52 AM
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    Erowind
    From what I've heard there were between 500-1,000 of them earlier but they've tapered out as the night dragged on.
    Yesterday, 03:55 AM
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kjaggard

so met Ray Kurzweil today, mentioned future timeline to him.
Yesterday, 03:45 AM
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    wjfox
    I saw him speak at a film screening in London several years back, though I didn't actually meet him.
    Yesterday, 06:35 AM
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    Outlook
    Respect
    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
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    funkervogt
    I met him once.
    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
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Yuli Ban

From now on, I will conduct all communication in Chinese to appease my future overlords. 谢谢你, 祝你有美好的一天.
Yesterday, 12:13 AM
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    Outlook
    习近平的政策对中国来说是最好的
    Yesterday, 02:19 AM
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    Raklian
    I guess we'll all have to become experts at Google Translate.
    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
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Outlook

In American politics, there's a lot of comparisons to Trump, where if you talk populist, you're compared to Trump. It happened to Doug, phillipines guy, some eurotrash, british foreign minister. Trump has really highlighted how mob-minded the majority of the plebs are.
Jun 21 2018 11:43 PM
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    Outlook
    And I don't think it should be a surprise to anyone. Historically the common people have always been like this when it came to choosing your leaders. I think it has to do with the fact that the people simply dont have the chance to invest a lot into philosophy, economics, critical political thought, politic science, as much as others, and essentially become conscious of society's structure.
    Jun 21 2018 11:49 PM
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    Outlook
    TIME does it again.
    Jun 21 2018 01:58 PM
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    Raklian
    Very appropriate. It gets my stamp of approval.
    Jun 21 2018 02:28 PM
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    Jakob
    Captioned "A little girl, her face filled with awe and wonder, looks up at the great God-Emperor of America as he cordially invites her to legally join the greatest country in the history of humanity."
    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
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starspawn0

Culture and upbringing has a big impact on people's ability to understand what others are thinking. E.g. children whose parents say things like, "The boy is smiling because he is happy." (reference to mental states) more often, develop stronger "mindreading" abilities.
Jun 21 2018 12:22 PM
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    starspawn0
    I recall Chomsky writing once that he finds the possibility that morality is *learned* -- and not hard-wired -- horrifying (I may be misremembering). Because, it would mean that people could be led astray by the right programming. But it seems that, maybe, his worst fears are realized -- not totally, but to a large extent, morality is *learned*.
    Jun 21 2018 01:20 PM
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    starspawn0
    This probably also extends to our understanding of the human condition and what is "meaningful". Crass consumerism, for example, is sneered-at as being shallow and doesn't teach us anything about the human condition. But that style of thinking may, itself, be *learned*, and subject to revision without any change to human genetics. It seems to confirm the worst fears some people have of a growing Nihilism.
    Jun 21 2018 01:24 PM
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    tomasth
    What is this morality that is learned ?

    Different culture have different values.

    Jun 21 2018 01:26 PM