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10 Predictions for the AWAKENING of HUMANITY 10 Predictions for the AWAKENING of HUMANITY

2020 to 2030 could be one of the most critical decades in the history of humanity. The decisions we collectively make over the coming years will define the future of our species and if we want to preserve life on Earth the time to act is now. Something big is happening right now here on…

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How civilization could destroy itself — and 4 ways we could prevent it | Nick Bostrom How civilization could destroy itself — and 4 ways we could prevent it | Nick Bostrom

Chris Anderson: Nick Bostrom. So, you have already given us so many crazy ideas out there. I think a couple of decades ago, you made the case that we might all be living in a simulation, or perhaps probably were. More recently, you’ve painted the most vivid examples of how artificial general intelligence could go…

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Could a Dyson Sphere Harness the Full Power of the Sun? Could a Dyson Sphere Harness the Full Power of the Sun?

The Sun produces more energy than we can can comprehend. Its core reaches a predicted temperature of 15 million degrees Celsius or roughly the same temperature as an exploding hydrogen bomb. This is the scorching section of the Sun where nuclear fusion occurs. The process releases massive amounts of energy which eventually makes its way…

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Isaac Asimov – How to Save Civilization Part 1 Isaac Asimov – How to Save Civilization Part 1

I have written an article on the Green House effect. It was a year-end article. They wanted me to pick out the most important scientific event of 1988. And I really thought that the most important scientific event of 1988 would only be recognized some time in the future. When you have a little perspective,.…

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Post-Apocalyptic Civilizations Post-Apocalyptic Civilizations

This episode is sponsored by Dashlane. Civilization has collapsed. The only rational way forward is to cover your dune buggy with spikes, craft some leather S&M armor, and resort to cannibalism. Mohawks are optional. A pretty common theme in science fiction, and just in general discussion of the future, is that some sort of doomsday…

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Technology doesn’t win wars. Why the US pretends it does. | Sean McFate | #8 of Top 10 2019 Technology doesn’t win wars. Why the US pretends it does. | Sean McFate | #8 of Top 10 2019

SEAN MCFATE: War is getting sneakier. War is going underground. And we have to go underground with it. We have to fight in the shadows. Otherwise, we will be left behind. So for example, you know, in this type of new environment, some of the best weapons do not fire bullets. In the old days,…

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The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations

Black holes are the largest collections of pure violent energy in the universe. If you come too close, they’ll devour you and add your energy to their collection. And so, the energy is lost to us forever. Or is it? It turns out there’s a universe cheat code. A way of powering civilizations until the…

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Post Scarcity Civilizations: Reality & Simulation Post Scarcity Civilizations: Reality & Simulation

Albert Einstein once said: “Reality is merely an illusion – albeit a very persistent one.” One of the topics we discuss a lot on this channel is simulation, be it virtual or augmented reality, uploading human minds to computers, or simulating whole worlds. Indeed in terms of the Fermi Paradox we often kick around the…

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This organisation is removing dams and restoring rivers | Pioneers For Our Planet This organisation is removing dams and restoring rivers | Pioneers For Our Planet

I don’t think we grow up understanding and even knowing what a healthy river is supposed to look like We’ve channelled and diverted and dammed our rivers so many times in so many ways the definition of a river is that it flows. When you think about all the things that healthy rivers give us,…

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