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Dreaming the future

We all want a better world, and we seemingly make progress, with more technology and less prejudice. Yet ideals and utopias are strangely difficult to imagine, let alone achieve. Is it that we just lack imagination or are leaders inherently corrupt? Or is there something impossible in the very idea? authoritarianism‏ Roger ScrutoncomplexityNatalie BennettPhillip Blondregressive…

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Jordan Peterson et la la nouvelle trahison des clercs

Right now there are only two Canadian academics with the requisite scientific, philosophical, literary and historical literacy that have stepped up to the plate publicly for TEAM TRUTH (there are others but understandably they are less reticent). One leading light is Gad Saad whose praises I’ve sung in previous posts; the second is Jordan Peterson who has recently been forced into…

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C+T Milan

Here are the photos from the Milan conference which was a terrific success. Below is the editor-in-chief David Emanuel Andersson holding a copy of the latest issue of C+T. complexitycosmos & taxisemergent orderSpontaneous order

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Complexity + Stupidity

Sam Harris chats with David Krakauer head of the complexity mecca — Santa Fe Institute. SFI offers some free programmes of real substance and difficulty well worth signing up for in an attempt to offset the illiteracy of philosophers on unavoidable matters of complexity. complexitycomputational intelligencecomputational modelingDavid KrakauerethicsneurosciencePhilosophyPhilosophy of mindPhysicssam harrissanta fe institutescience

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Economics in the Era of Natural Computationalism and Big Data

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of John von Neumann’s the “Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata”. Here is the C+T panel and some background to Neumann: Unleashing the Power ‘Turing’s Cathedral. And Von Neumann gave me an interesting idea: that you don’t have to be responsible for the world that you’re in. So I have developed a very powerful sense of social irresponsibility as…