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THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER, PART ONE.

THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER. INTRODUCTION. In March 2002, the Taliban, on orders from Mullah Mohammed Omar, destroyed two statues of the Buddha, which had been carved into the side of a cliff in Banyan valley, central Afghanistan. Several explanations … Continue reading

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ARE YOU ENSLAVED? ROBO-YOU HAS THE ANSWER.

So as you should all know by now, I have been promoting the idea that jobs=slavery. It is something of an oversimplification to say all jobs are a kind of slavery, though. There are some jobs that count as work … Continue reading

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Thinkers lecture 2014 ‘money: its failure and its future’ (part two)

THINKERS LECTURE 2014 ‘MONEY: ITS FAILURE AND ITS FUTURE (PART TWO) INTRODUCTION In the last lecture, I talked about how the West may well be in the age of decadence, and devoted much of the talk in explaining how financial … Continue reading

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Thinkers lecture 2014: Money: Its failure and its future (part one)

MONEY: ITS FAILURE AND ITS FUTURE. PART ONE: ITS FAILURE. INTRODUCTION. Welcome to this year’s lecture, ‘Money: Its failure and its future’. Actually, it is two lectures this year. Part one will deal with money’s failure and part two will … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT TO LIFE VERSUS EARNING A LIVING

THE RIGHT TO LIFE VERSUS EARNING A LIVING. It struck me the other day that many people hold two beliefs that are incompatible with one another. Those beliefs are the idea that people have a fundamental right to life, and … Continue reading

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VIDEOGAMES THAT DEAL WITH YOUR DEMISE

VIDEOGAMES THAT DEAL WITH YOUR DEMISE Danger and death feature pretty heavily in videogames. There are various reasons why this is so. One is due to what you actually do while playing such games, which is pushing buttons. Since that … Continue reading

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WE OF THE ROBOT CARGO CULT.

WE OF THE ROBOT CARGO CULT. During the Second World War, allied forces set up bases on islands around the Pacific that were home to a people who were, technologically, primitive. The indigenous population observed how the men who had … Continue reading

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