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Revolutionary Moderate

I think that racism will continue to exist until we replace our biological bodies with better ones.
Aug 01 2020 07:55 AM
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    Erowind
    "What a ghastly PowerPC processor those mezzoids have!"
    Aug 01 2020 11:20 AM
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    wjfox
    LMAO @ Outlook/Erowind
    Aug 01 2020 11:37 AM
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    funkervogt
    That was basically my conclusion.
    https://www.futuretimeline.net/forum/topic/22484-racism-and-sexism-in-the-future/?hl=racism#entry273937
    Aug 01 2020 02:00 PM
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10 year march

I've had a big shift in my interests towards self improvement. I now naturally have about 7-10% of my focus on maintaining/improving myself. This may sound like a joke but it's alot given how depressed I was.
Jul 31 2020 04:56 PM
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    Outlook
    You might want to look into an ADHD diagnosis.
    Jul 31 2020 08:30 PM
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    Outlook
    I'm not saying that to be offensive, but the symptoms you are exhibiting are similar to adult ADHD. Take a look at the symptoms and see if you relate: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-adhd/symptoms-causes/syc-20350878
    Jul 31 2020 11:00 PM
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    10 year march
    a doctor used by a government employment agency said I have ADHD
    Aug 01 2020 02:09 AM
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starspawn0

I haven't been following the Amazon/Apple/Google/Facebook hearings, but it does seem like the left and right are united in reining them in. I actually wonder if some of the services should be *nationalized*, rather than broken-up. Facebook, in particular, exerts too much control over our lives. In fact, if you don't obtain and maintain a Facebook account, you get shut-out of a lot of things -- you are *forced* into Facebook's ecosystem, if you want to live a good life these day...
Jul 31 2020 03:50 PM
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    Maximus
    True, but I can't imagine the Department of Facebook would have much independence under an administration like the current one. Trump's turning the US into an authoritarian regime, and I wouldn't like to see a government with no accountability have such power as Facebook has over our daily lives.
    Jul 31 2020 07:16 PM
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    Maximus
    Imagine if Trump, with his fondness for ruling by executive order and his love for twitter, could actually set the rules for social media platforms instead of being bound by them. It would be an absolute nightmare.
    Jul 31 2020 07:18 PM
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    Maximus
    You think fake news is a problem now; reality would dissolve completely with Trump in charge of social media. The past four years have shown us that the American democracy is frail and crumbling; far better to keep the US government's hands tied as long as possible.
    Jul 31 2020 07:22 PM
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wjfox

Twitter thread from Seth Abramson outlines a rather nightmarish scenario about what Trump/Barr may be planning: https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1288882406536228866
Jul 31 2020 03:03 PM
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    Raklian
    We better well damn hope that the US military is impartial and will do what is necessary to uphold the peaceful transfer of power.
    Jul 31 2020 03:05 PM
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    Maximus
    Very good read. I think that if Biden wins, even with Trump saying the election was invalid, he should take the office. Under no circumstance should Biden agree to a rerun, or delay. If the military and the rest of the goverment has any integrity and respect for democracy, they will escort Trump out in January.
    Aug 01 2020 04:47 AM
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    10 year march
    Honestly his Just giving Trump Ideas LOL
    Aug 01 2020 07:01 AM
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Ewolf20

I’m fully convinced I’m gonna be stuck in my house for several decades at this rate.. the virus has grown worse in my state and no signs of stopping soon.
Jul 31 2020 07:49 AM
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    Raklian
    Vaccine may not be the panacea we're seeking. I guess it all depends on the covidiots trusting to have it injected into them.
    Jul 31 2020 02:28 PM
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    tomasth
    starspawn0 , nittpicking , its introverts not autistic , that I got the joke from.

    Raklian , its trust but also hope to hasten it for other , that drive them.
    Jul 31 2020 03:02 PM
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    Ewolf20
    just for the record, i'm an introvert to some degree but i really miss having face to face interactions with people.
    Aug 01 2020 12:20 AM
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10 year march

How do you annualize quarterly GDP growth figures? I thought it was as simple as divide the quarterly figure by 4 although now I think it may be more complex then that as my figure didn't match the annualised figure in the media.
Jul 31 2020 02:07 AM
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    Raklian
    (1st QTR GDP + 2nd QTR GDP) x 12/6 = Annualized GDP
    Jul 31 2020 04:53 AM
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funkervogt

The number of yearly deaths in the U.S. has been steadily rising because of population growth and the graying of the population. Has this been factored into the COVID-19 death toll?
Jul 31 2020 01:08 AM
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    funkervogt
    Also, are you sure the growth in overall number of yearly deaths is "small"? 70,000 more Americans died in 2017 than 2016 (see my USAToday link). I don't think COVID-19 is a hoax, but it's fair to ask what share of 2020's extra deaths are attributable to the two factors I mentioned.
    Jul 31 2020 01:49 AM
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    starspawn0
    Alright... then let's compute

    #{deaths in 2021} - #{deaths in 2020}

    And that number turns out to be, say, 300,000... or more... then it's a good sign the Covid-19 deaths in 2020 we rather large.
    Jul 31 2020 01:53 AM
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    funkervogt
    I was hoping to get a better answer to my question than "Wait until more data are available in January 2022."
    Jul 31 2020 02:42 PM
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Revolutionary Moderate

I don't understand how people think climate change is an existential threat to us. The most damaging thing that I can think of climate change causing is the collapse of some countries.
Jul 31 2020 01:05 AM
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    Raklian
    Most scientists don't think it's an existential threat to humanity but most definitely it's going to be a catastrophe. Lots of people will die but not enough to render the human race extinct. A true existential threat is along the lines of an asteroid strike or countries unleashing all of their nuclear arsenals at once.
    Jul 31 2020 04:47 AM
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starspawn0

Interesting Intercepted podcast interview with military expert David Kilcullen on how Covid affects the U.S. and other countries on all levels, economically, militarily, in terms of stability, and so on; they also discuss such things as what causes violent movements to spiral out of control -- Kilcullen says it isn't "hate", but "fear": https://theintercept.com/2020/07/22/weak-state-how-the-coronavirus-pandemic-exposed-americas-dysfunctional-democracy/
Jul 30 2020 05:52 PM
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    Erowind
    Big yes! It is fear. A fear caused by a profound state of alienation of the modern condition and expressed through the vehicles of racism, sexism, etc.
    Jul 30 2020 10:36 PM
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starspawn0

Florida has 252 Covid deaths over the past 24 hours. The deaths keep going up.
Jul 30 2020 03:11 PM
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10 year march

Breaking news (or should I say breaking data) "U.S. second-quarter GDP plunged by a record 32.9%, vs 34.7% expected. The U.S. economy suffered its worst period ever in the second quarter, with GDP falling 32.9%. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones were looking for a decline of 34.7%."
Jul 30 2020 02:50 PM
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Yuli Ban

Herman Cain's died of COVID-19
Jul 30 2020 02:48 PM
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    wjfox
    https://i.imgur.com/YMTAhhU.jpg
    Jul 30 2020 02:56 PM
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    starspawn0
    Cain was too minor of a player, and had been sidelined for years following the election, for Trump to have seen his death as a threat to him personally. More likely, the bad economic news (GDP fell nearly 33% last quarter) is to blame.
    Jul 30 2020 03:36 PM
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    wjfox
    ^ Yeah. Also, I'm hearing some worrying news that Trump's supporters are doing a lot better than Biden's on Facebook. Better engagement, more reach, etc.
    Jul 30 2020 03:04 PM
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    caltrek
    My understanding is that Revolutionary Moderate is correct. Regarding 10 Year March's comment, while Trump may be a wannabe fascist, he simply does not have that power. What is dangerous is how this all may play into a later strategy of trying to set the results aside. "I warned you that there may be massive fraud..." etc.
    Jul 30 2020 03:41 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    Shitty and incredibly stupid country I've given up on anyways, I'm just waiting for the border to Canada to reopen at this point.

    I'm not even that physically far from them, but I cannot go as a non-essential. Then I can get some much needed therapy, refocus on career, and generally put a break on the garbage politics. Can't wait for better horizons.
    Jul 30 2020 05:34 PM
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10 year march

I have massive fears that AGI won't seek to meet all of human need and want, hence it won't usher in a utopia. Since when have the ruling class ever willingly given up their position AI will serve them as they have the means to create/control the creation of Ai
Jul 30 2020 12:56 PM
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    funkervogt
    Wouldn't the AGI eventually turn against the human ruling class as well?
    Jul 30 2020 02:00 PM
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    10 year march
    I don't know. I've always assumed it will be super smart but lack desires of its own.
    Jul 30 2020 02:36 PM
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10 year march

For the first time in many months I am trying to escape working class again. I do think however I will be first world poor until human level AGI and I just have to wait for it.
Jul 30 2020 12:23 PM