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Jul 30, 2016

Iran, Russia discuss creation of satellite, free trade zone

Posted by in categories: economics, energy

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 30.

By elena kosolapova, farhad daneshvar – trend:

Russian companies are interested in the Iranian market, said Russia’s Energy Minister and Co-chair of the Russia-Iran Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Alexander Novak.

Jul 29, 2016

Demonetized Cost of Living

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, government, robotics/AI

People are concerned about how AI and robotics are taking jobs and destroying livelihoods… reducing our earning capacity, and subsequently destroying the economy.

In anticipation, countries like Canada, India and Finland are running experiments to pilot the idea of “universal basic income” — the unconditional provision of a regular sum of money from the government to support livelihood independent of employment.

But what people aren’t talking about, and what’s getting my attention, is a forthcoming rapid demonetization of the cost of living.

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Jul 27, 2016

How eco-friendly communes could change the future of housing — By Autumn Spanne | The Guardian

Posted by in categories: business, complex systems, economics, energy, engineering, environmental, ethics, food, government, habitats

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“An increasing number of US landowners want to build commune-style villages that are completely self-sufficient and have a low carbon footprint”

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Jul 26, 2016

Project | 21 — We Can End Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, internet, life extension

Website: http://sensproject21.org/

Building the bridge to human clinical trials for rejuvenation biotechnologies.

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Jul 24, 2016

South China Sea Dispute: Contested Seabed Contains 11 Billion Barrels Of Oil – Reports

Posted by in category: economics

Beneath the vast area in the South China Sea is potentially oil-rich grounds enough to give any country’s economy a significant boost, reports show.

Jul 22, 2016

Zoltan, a presidential candidate for the future

Posted by in categories: economics, geopolitics, transhumanism

A new story out on my time at the RNC from Orange County’s main paper. I’ll be at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night and Tuesday day. Please join me and help spread #transhumanism! Some free Transhumanist Party t-shirts available (email me if you can make it: [email protected]) http://www.ocregister.com/articles/need-723287-says-income.html #ScienceCandidate #Election2016 #POTUS #TechVote


In Cleveland this week, I met the presidential candidate who’s looking farther into the future than any other.

I settled in at Chipotle’s with my chicken burrito and there he was, with two friends, sitting next to me.

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Jul 22, 2016

New paper: “A formal solution to the grain of truth problem” — By Rob Bensinger | Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Posted by in category: economics

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“Future of Humanity Institute Research Fellow Jan Leike and MIRI Research Fellows Jessica Taylor and Benya Fallenstein have just presented new results at UAI 2016 that resolve a longstanding open problem in game theory: “A formal solution to the grain of truth problem.””

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Jul 19, 2016

Why the Cost of Living Is Poised to Plummet in the Next 20 Years

Posted by in categories: economics, education, employment, food, government, habitats, health, robotics/AI, transportation

Powered by developments in exponential technologies, the cost of housing, transportation, food, health care, entertainment, clothing, education and so on will fall, eventually approaching, believe it or not, zero.


People are concerned about how AI and robotics are taking jobs, destroying livelihoods, reducing our earning capacity, and subsequently destroying the economy.

In anticipation, countries like Canada, India and Finland are running experiments to pilot the idea of “universal basic income” — the unconditional provision of a regular sum of money from the government to support livelihood independent of employment.

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Jul 14, 2016

Russia’s hyperloop dream is undone

Posted by in categories: business, economics, Elon Musk, finance, transportation

Sad for Russia.


President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials dream of a technological leap that could immediately close the gap between Russia and more advanced economies, as Sputnik did for the Soviet Union. The hyperloop, a kind of train in a tube that can reach speeds of up to 700 mph, fits that dream, and a well-connected Russian businessman has invested in it — only to see the project become embroiled in a lawsuit involving a Silicon Valley startup’s founders and claims of financial mismanagement.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, proposed the hyperloop four years ago. This “fifth mode of transport” would involve a system of practically airless tubes through which magnetically levitated pods could carry passengers and cargo. Musk has not set up a company to bring the project to reality, but others have. For example, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, wants to build a system in Slovakia. Another, Hyperloop One, offered a public demonstration of some elements of its technology in May.

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Jul 13, 2016

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?

Posted by in category: economics

Tech making fashion industry cleaner and greener.


Suzanne Mancini, Rhode Island School of Design

Chemical waste, mass production and consumerism are all byproducts of an industrialized global economy.

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