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What matters is what matters, knowing what matters matters the most.
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We need to all of us commit to go on strike the moment trump or any of his people interfere in the Muller investigation.
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What kills a social media platform? That’s easy, the same thing that kills any social structure or relationship... hidden intent. And what allows hidden intent to fester and overwhelm? That’s easy too... anonymity. Because we humans have never before lived our lives in reference to social structures that support and facilitate anonymity, we’ve no evolved capacity to protect ourselves from its dangers. The world has become a giant Amway convention and social media is the corporate sponsor.

With traditional media venues, content curation is entrusted to professionals who answer to a set of established and sophisticated filtering criteria that is centered on the quality and focus of the content itself. Compare to social media which instead filters content as a measure of its capacity to manipulate consumer behavior.

The result can only be an ever increasing sense of viewer paranoia, and a easily predictable demise of the platform itself.
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‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss - The Washington Post
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How is it that the authors of our constitution didn’t realize the idiocy of making the justice department head an employee of and answerable to the president?
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Love this guy! But he has just described exactly why his solution (Fredkin Gates) are impossible in causal reality.
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Watch as this British tweed-master pontificates on utter nonsense simply because he is afraid that causal reality leaves no room for gods and subjective super-physical control.

A load of crap delivered with a high British accent is still a load of crap. The whole of his argument is based on the utterly false statement of computation: "software tells the hardware what to do"... which is supposed to be an argument for a "top down" form of emergence. It isn't. Not even close. For an easy to understand example, consider a damn with a valved spill gate. Yes, if you open the valve, you are in essence the "software", but what happens when you turn the crank of the valve is completely dependent on the causal options determined by the damn, the valve, the spill gate, the water behind the damn and gate, the height of the water behind the damn vs the height the water would seek should the damn not be there. Even the turning of the valve is ultimately the result of the bottom up structure of the mechanism capable of both deciding to turn the valve and to execute the mechanical motions required to turn it. The English accented tweed wearing "gentleman" exponding this non-sense is driven by the exact same motives that drive interest in religious and spiritual and mystical notions that humans can gain access to and mastery of causality-free methods of control causal systems. The very notion of course requires a split, some absurd and impossible and absolutely arbitrary line in the sand before which is causal, and beyond which is super-causal. And that is where all of the meaningless and idiotic hand waving is required, at that line in the sand, at that place where causality births non-causal control over causality. The only thing that helps this guy gain an audience is a willingness in most humans to believe in any quantity of bullshit so long as that bullshit makes them feel that there own need for bullshit is valid. Sad.
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