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wThis is summary notes from an essay (“Forthcoming Major Revolution in Global Dialogue”) which goes quite deeply into the opportunities for robots / artificial intelligence to engage meaningfully with us. However in reading it, it became obvious that there was more to it than that. It is a great analysis of the modes and capabilities of modern communications technologies, and the social opportunities which arise from them. It provides a great road map of how to…

I keep feeling the urge to make this point on various networks, so I’m just going to write it here and link to it. Before capitalism we explored the world, developed philosophy, had central heating and plumbing, invented mathematics, worked out the circumference of the world, evolved democracy, started medical practises, had universal education and healthcare, developed infrastructure, culture, advanced agriculture, mining, metallurgy, international trade… and … well this list could go on and on.…

I popped my knee this summer. I went to doctor who diagnosed it. She send me for an MRI, which diagnosed it. I was referred back to doctor, who confirmed MRI diagnosis. She referred me to specialist, who confirmed the MRI findings  and the doctor’s diagnosis. He’s now referred me to another specialist to confirm the diagnosis. In between all of these is at least a three week waiting period – even for a simple letter.…