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.

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 highschool 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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When “I told you so” is the last thing you want to be warranted in saying

A site from Russian hackers is live streaming thousands of hacked video surveillance devices, live online. These hacked video surveillance devices are in Canada. More here.   Video surveillance, if any, should be closed circuit and extractbale for reviewing only … Continue reading

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Theory: People who commit crimes committed crimes, not each and every individual who did not stop some particular crime

Trying to convince people that failing to stop a crime is itself some sort of guiltable offense, and thus to prevent them from speaking of the facts of some crime, constitutes blackmail. This angle is common to the “so sorry” … Continue reading

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Recovery from being a mind controlled programming automaton will be like taking a break from sex

That’s what it will be like if/when (exiting the program to brainwash people, etc., or anyways stopping doing that and a return to a more normal life), because then … somehow knowing about people’s motivations and reading some aspects of … Continue reading

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Introductory-level trading scenario, plus some additional comments, to explain the upside and downside risks of trade-war-inducing tariff levels proposed by the US president

Here’s a demand curve. 1 guy willing to pay $2, 1 guy willing to pay $2.25, 1 guy willing to pay $2.50, 1 guy willing to pay $2.75 and one guy willing to pay $3. It’s a line. International supply … Continue reading

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Good news for net neutrality in Canada. Following consistent and ongoing efforts by Open Media to ensure that the general public is well represented on this issue, another effort by internet service providers to transform consumers and content creators into … Continue reading

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Another way to describe the end of independent aerospace capacity among most of the wealthiest and most advanced nations

A unified fighter jet platform. Unified. Means we are toothless if you (USA) decide so on a timeframe of 20 years not 1 or 5. Anyways, all I need to know is the sales pitch. It’s really a “get in … Continue reading

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