Category Archives: Society

Does Competition in News or Information Markets Promote Truth?

The idea that truth prevails, especially in a competitive marketplace of ideas, is an idea that pervaded the minds of contributors to the First Amendment, and is also part of the basic tenants of communication policies in the United States. And let’s not forget it’s an essential foundation to justify and promote freedom of the press. But market pressures can […]

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Learning About Self-Interest and Cooperation from AI Matrix Game Social Dilemmas

Putting an artificial intelligence agent in charge of complex facets of human life involves specific goals to be worked towards. What happens when there are multiple artificial intelligence agents within a larger system that are managing the economy, traffic and other environmental challenges and trying to meet each of their own specific goals? If I have the goal to do […]

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Great Ideas? Average Events? Small People?

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” I’m sure many people have heard this, especially those who have initiated themselves into an “awakening” of looking into reality more deeply, possibly getting into “conspiracy” research to uncover the hidden machinations going on in the world. Origin Where does this saying come from? What are the meanings […]

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Is the West ‘Dying’ from Lower Fertility Due to ‘Intelligence’?

Modern societies are built on flawed axioms for how to live. They require increasing populations to sustain welfare, social security and old age pensions. If a population doesn’t have ~2.1 children on average, then it begins to fall into population decline. Fertility matters to centralized authority planners in order to keep their economy propped up and growing. To keep going, […]

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Is the Mainstream Media Really Fair and Balanced?

Mainstream media and Wikipedia often try to emphasize an impartiality. They say they are “fair” and “balanced”. They say they “don’t pick sides”. Is that the case? Maybe sometimes. sourceWhat about the side of truth vs. falsity? They say, they are the “real news” while alternative media is not “real news”. Donald Trump is even pointing to the media and […]

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Is the World Reducing Consumption of Materials (Dematerialization)? Research Says No

Are we as humans taking more from planet Earth than it can sustain and replenish? When the quantity of materials required to produce something is reduced over time, this is called dematerialization. The above question is the main objective behind understanding dematerialization. sourceAs there is an increase in technical performance, there is a reduction in the need for material. Technology […]

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