Category Archives: Economics and science

This tag is generally used where insights from the natural sciences are used to guide economic tuition. Risky business, I know. I tend to like stuff from physics or evolution in this regard, but never in the social Darwinist sort of sense. My favourites here come when an old economic idea was motivated by a since-disproven theory in the natural sciences, but the corresponding economic idea was not referred to the waste bin as a result.

Alternative lame conclusion not willingly forthcoming

Some metals linked to certain organic molecules in 1, 2 and 3D frameworks have properties that enable them to easily capture and hold on to water molecules. This can be as high as up to 80% of weight for the … Continue reading

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How your local cause stalking interest group (e.g., Nazis, anti-Nazis, mysogynists, feminists, socialists, anti-socialists, capitalists, anti-capitalists, etc.) could use off-the-shelf drone hardware to assassinate you using facial recognition

Drones can now be readily outfitted with facial recognition technologies for assassination purposes, as demonstrated by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who believe that the general public and also defense policymakers are insufficiently aware of the risk.   What … Continue reading

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Guide for “Fair Use” (USA) in non-fiction

For practical purposes, “Fair Use” in Canada is much more empowering than in the US, in part due to a Supreme Court ruling that educational uses (e.g., not for profit) should be interpreted in the most liberal manner possible. For those … Continue reading

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Wu XiNao (image)

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Russian Facebook ads for polarization purposes (seeds of future revolution), or just to get someone Krelim-friendly into the Whitehouse?

Russian Facebook ads were aimed at Muslims and anti-Muslims, blacks and anti-blacks. Also, Clinton is the devil. Quartz shows a number of images of ads bought by Russia-based entities prior to the 2016 US election.   Also, Reuters reports on … Continue reading

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Xiaoxing Li, physics professor at Temple University

Re: events of 2015, from a video available through EFF’s Facebook page. He mentions targeting of Asians, and of the scientific community, as particularly troublesome. – “had never done research that involved sensitive, classified or protected information, or export-controlled technology” … Continue reading

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One way that neurotech can be dumb: “Any maybe leaders”, profiling relating to a policy position, and 20-year advance foreign suppression in an open country

The situation: A foreign group calculates a potential loss in the 20-year timeframe if Domestic Policy A becomes supported in government. 10,000 “maybe leaders” under the age of 25 have their social media accounts hacked for the purpose of finding … Continue reading

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Neurotechnology mainstreaming in high school science, in order to capitalize on opportunities and be sufficiently informed to mitigate risks (1st review draft notes – conceptual)

Reviewing the Ontario grades 9-12 science curriculum, the following would be fairly unobtrusive ways to introduce many aspects of neurotechnologies into the curriculum: Related topics/concepts presently included in grades 9-10 curriculum: – angles of incidence/reflection/refraction: these are related to photonics. … Continue reading

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Could a “flock of geese” metaphor provide a pathway towards CCP acknowledgement of how external technological advances hugely facilitated its rapid growth?

At this week’s Silk Road Summit, related to a major plan to improve land transportation and port infrastructure which connects economies in Asia, the Chinese president suggested that the world must unite like a ‘flock of geese’. This metaphor may … Continue reading

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Satellite imaging used for bird census

Satellite imaging was used to take census of birds on remote islands, for first time. This was made possible due to easing up on restrictions which previously disallowed commercial satellite owners to from selling images with more than 50cm resolution … Continue reading

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