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  • (0051-10-04)   Human Programming Interface : Creating generic HPI solutions to help people scale thinking and doing (1, +) [en]

    The desire to take control and programmatically access and manage all one's personal web accounts and web resources, -- is a need of any generalist person. beepb00p has coined the term "HPI" (Human Programming Interface) to refer to it, and developed a version of it at github.com/HPI, though, there had been other attempts at a similar end goal, such as the github.com/metadrive by Mindey, and we perhaps would find others, such as Almond's Thingipedia by Monica S. Lam et al. at Stanford, trying to create open source virtual assistant, that inherently needs the ability to access diverse resources with high level actions. The problem of access and control of one's web resources programmatically, is pervasive: every time you see someone writing a client library to interact with an API, or web crawler -- it's part of the problem. Every time you see someone write drivers to control robots, -- it's part of the problem. And, there's much to be desired. The memories of sharing diaries as granularly as described in notesplit, where you can permission on every byte, to all the properties described in metaform. I think, we merit discussions, and bringing people with interest …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-11-28 @13:17Z
  • (0051-08-33)   Integrating education and industry : Education and job hiring should be integrated. We have a complicated endeavour - rocket science, food and industrial logistics, browser engines, search engines - people should be funelled into positions from school. No job interviews (2, +) [en]

    Essentially hiring should be scientific - it should be based on numerical results and non discriminayory self report questionnaires. Rather than schools and education systems being divorced from the hiring in companies or human endeavours, the school educated specifically for certain roles. So you might have a calculus math class but because you've applied for a mechanical engineering role you would take it but the set of classes you have is based on your target endeavour. We funnel people into jobs. People don't have to look for jobs and companies don't have to look for people because there is a system in place to funnel people to endeavours. You might have a class for a specific company where you train the students destined to that company for a particular skill needed by employees of that endeavour.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-10-14 @15:06Z
  • (0051-08-23)   Fruitful Learning Maps : How to learn new information and include it into life? (0, +) [en]

    I love learning, but topics I'm interested in exist in multiple places (online and offline). Typically I start a few books, courses, experiments at once; some end up in compost, others continue, deepen or branch out. But I'd like to see my learning journey and also make more time in my days to synthesise. So, how can I map my learning journey? So that I include learning into my routine, and see where I am now, where I am going, where I need help? What is a flexible structure,that can help me document what I already know, new concepts and definitions I'm adding, seeing gaps? Another question: I realise that lifelong learning is project-based. But with not all of my interests I have a project (but I'd like to have one, so that I deepen my understanding in that domain). So how can I move my curiosity into a learning project? Say, I'm learning about fungi now, starting with a book and forest walks, how could I turn it into a learning project?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-10-05 @09:06Z
  • (0051-08-18)   Increasing the amount of love in the universe : I believe love and language (the basis of reality) are cornerstones of existence. Increasing love in the universe makes the universe grow. (1, +) [en]

    I withhold myself from love such as starting a family or going to church when I don't want to. I haven't worked out why I don't want to. I don't think it is necessarily fear, it's just it's a lot of work and I don't want that work. This isn't very loving for the spirits in heaven that want me as a father. Caring for another being even a plant is hard. I don't want to go to church because there are people to love and it's kind of a chore. It's pride or ego to think I know more than them. I am sure synchronicities would make it beneficial to go. But I still don't want to go.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-30 @13:19Z
  • (0051-08-16)   Mechanism of existence : If God exists and there is nothing outside of God then what am I? (3, +) [en]

    God created my innermost being (presumably my soul) and everything is held up continuously through God's actions (such as speech) or by decrees of God using language. (Like saying X is equal to 10) God's memory is perfect. So I am constructed from language. Since God is the cause of everything good, then my actions are the result of God working through me. God is like electricity for my workings or my light. So my actions are a lens of God. Does this not mean my every action is caused by God? I am not God but my free will comes from God so I am a colour of light through a prism of God's word. This coincides with the idea that there is one cosmic consciousness and we are just one being in a thought. The thought has multiple paths or threads to consider to explore the solution space. That's where our identities come from. Separationn is just an illusion. The separation between people is just a veil. You can think of people as being a beautiful enumeration of colours, ideas, drives  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-27 @22:18Z
  • (0051-08-11)   Guaranteed Profitibility : Profitability determines whether or not some thing gets done (2, +) [en]

    People don't do things for at cost. We're motivated by profit. How do we guarantee profitability?  ››

    [chronological] @ 2020-09-04 @19:12Z
  • (0051-08-11)   Resenting God : I was created as a spirit to be a unique verb before God. Like God is I am I am also a doing verb - I do things uniquely to other parts of creation. Be it invention, writing or art. I am a knife who resents being expected to cut things. (1, +) [en]

    I resent God for creating me for his purpose which although perfect and would make me happy I resent the preclusion. We probably have free will in heaven to do what we want but are expected to pick up duties or jobs that God decides we are designed for. I resent being the watchmaker's watch. No matter how natural ticking would be to be a watch. I am looking for ideas to put this resentment at rest. I resent being created. Awoken from a slumber of non existence. I was an idea in God's mind and I am. But I don't necessarily agree.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-23 @13:02Z
  • (0051-08-10)   Decimal time use : Would you like us to use Decimal time in the system? (1, +) Base Administration [en]

    So, decimal time has been in literature for quite a while, and, as a kid, I have also come up with exactly the same version, which seem to be some kind of natural convergence of people liking to think in decimal. What do you think of us adopting such time for internal purposes here at Infinity family: Relationships: - 1 year = 10 months - 1 week = 10 days - 1 day = 10 hours - 1 hour = 100 minutes - 1 minute = 100 seconds Starting point: - Years start at 1970 Jan 1, midnight - (Begins like Unix time) The starting point not based in cultural, but rather geological phenomenon (i.e., carbon-based life beginning to develop silicon-based life). I've written a package for the conversion, here, and there are other implementations ([1], [2]). The implication of this, however, is, that if 1 day has 10 hours, then 1 hour length will be 2.4 traditional hours, meaning, the value of 1 HUR would hold a new meaning, so, something like the decimal version of hour (dHUR ?) would have to be introduced, and we'd have to renormalize the currencies to it then. There …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-09-22 @10:28Z
  • (0051-08-09)   Resilience to the worst of humanity : The average person is selfish, greedy, not very intelligent and an emotionally stunted illogical thinker. How can any economic system win the support of the majority if these things are true (5, +) [en]

    Any system has to defend against human stupidity which is unlimited. Just look at society and what the average person watches on television. Any system cannot rely on the best of humanity or values such as integrity, honesty, camaraderie, honour. I am interested in ideas that are resilient. The average person has the intellectual reasoning to buy something and wait for something to rise in value. This is the extent of the average person's intellectual abilities. Not in inventing new things or creating something original.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-19 @21:03Z
  • (0051-08-07)   An economic system that frees humanity from unnecessary suffering and meaningless work (8, +) [en]

    This is a relatively old problem for humanity, but that has been gaining new nuances with each major wave of innovation: the agricultural revolution (arguably where the problem really started), then the industrial revolution and currently the computer revolution. The problem in its current form is this: humanity possesses both the resources and technology to provide basic necessities to everyone in the planet: housing, food, water and basic medical care. However, the current economic system does not create incentives for this to happen, and there are many other social and cultural impediments. An important point is this: it is a social, not a technological problem. Of course it is hard to consider this problem without discussing some famous attempts. I will list some obvious ones, while trying to avoid ideological discussions -- one of the social impediments that gets in the way addressing this issue rationally. Of course, this is a highly simplistic summary: Marxism / Communism appears to have failed due to removing incentives for people to work. Extreme collectivism appears to eventually lead to brutal repression, because the only way to survive is then to force people to do what the collective needs. Contemporary Capitalism appears to be …  ››

    [Telmo@2CBEE708] @ 2016-07-08 @11:45Z
  • (0051-08-03)   Smart ontologies : The semantic web technologies introduced interesting ideas like RDF and semantic reasoning with OWL. We can produce new facts from old facts. (7, +) [en]

    A Django ontology is just one kind of specification of an ontology It's used to create databases and generate ORM queries. Infinity family has a rich ontology because it can be used to execute business. Business software like ERP has a complicated ontology. Multiple kinds of things can be considered to be ontologies. There are other technologies such as RDF and OWL which allows reasoning over relationships. There is an application I recommend called Protege which is very good for automated reasoning. I can say that a mother is a female human with a child and then I can generate a fact when a woman is a mother. Having knowledge graphs allows for powerful automated reasoning and automation opportunities. In my fact collector project I use Prolog to do sime reasoning. Inference means a query and find the free variable, such as X. Logic is a statement that is true. Here I ask two questions (1) who am I mutually friends with and (2) who am I friends with but who doesn't consider me a friend. "Logic likes(sam, john).", "Logic likes(sam, peter).", "Logic likes(john, sam)." "Inference and(likes(sam, X), likes(X, sam)).", "Inference and(likes(sam, X), \+(likes(X, sam))).", ] The answer to the …  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-14 @18:37Z
  • (0051-08-03)   Convenience : How would you make life more convenient? I'm interested in what would make your life easier (0, +) [en]

    Some inventions today would have been deemed impossible or laughable in the past If somebody told you that a machine would wash your clothes and you wouldn't have to labour for hours washing, cleaning, wrenching and drying clothes in the past they would have considered it massively convenient.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-15 @00:14Z
  • (0051-08-02)   Embodied Imagination Training : How to learn to imagine but also to synthesise and prototype, all in one experience? (3, +) [en]

    I see imagination as a tool to raise consciousness, because what I imagine brings me on the journey, I learn from this journey, I evolve as a person. This puzzle is an invitation to play with the thought that an entire humanity could raise to a higher consciousness through embodied imagination, i.e. when new worlds are created in our individual minds (zoom out) but also when our bodies follow the mind and create these worlds in reality (zoom in). What conditions are needed for Imagination, Synthesis, Prototyping to happen? Space - doing nothing, walking, wandering, daydreaming, flow states Pause - reflecting, writing, sketching, noticing things, observing, formulating questions or problem statements Mess - experimenting, thinking small, playing, doing, asking for feedback If you were to teach someone to imagine and create something from nothing, how would you do it? Share examples. And let's discover experiences to help people learn to imagine what's not there yet and bring ideas to life. Note: this puzzle's description can be edited by anyone to make it more clear. Just click "edit".  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-08-30 @11:18Z
  • (0051-08-02)   Energy crisis : What if we run out of energy? So no more efficient fossil fuels (1, +) [en]

    I'm watching a film called The Cloverfield Paradox. It's on Amazon prime. In this science fiction Earth runs out of energy sources such as oil and sends a particle accelerator to harvest energy from the universe into space. I wonder what low tech solutions we have to the energy problem.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-12 @23:23Z
  • (0051-07-36)   Sustainable distribution : We are an incredibly dirty species. We pollute our environment. Meat, milk, bread and other foods come in plastic packaging - which we attempt to recycle poorly or throw to landfill (0, +) [en]

    I'm interested in ideas to become more sustainable.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-12 @23:33Z
  • (0051-07-35)   Irreconcilable differences : People have different opinions. How do we avoid tyranny from the minority or majority? (3, +) [en]

    People have different points of view. I don't want people whom I despise or people who I disagree with to make laws that apply to me. This category is for ideas to produce solutions to irreconcilable differences  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-11 @22:24Z
  • (0051-07-35)   Making Sure We Use Time Effectively : How to make sure that we maximize utility of our time? (9, +) [en, cn]

    Every day, humanity spends %%>1.37%% mln. years of subjective wakeful time (16 hours x 7.5 bn. people). Given one efficient genius, this amount of personal time may be sufficient to create wonders, to recreate all technologies that we have created in the recent millenia of humanity's evolution. Why we don't have faster progress, converting all those new discoveries from labs to mass production in seconds? Some people spend that time in useful ways, some not. It is important to analyze how do the most efficient people spend their time, and see how we could adopt the productivity and wisdom patterns they use more broadly, and create scaling infrastructures to make humanity accelerate the progress much more efficiently than today.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2018-08-21 @17:15Z
  • (0051-07-35)   Human self-modification : How to edit our own genome to phenotype, and should we? (3, +) [en]

    It is easy to modify our phenotype just by having a plastic surgery, and it doesn't affect the genetics of all of our offspring. Changing genome, on the other hand, is a much more consequential in that regard. On the other hand, it is also a fact that each of us is an owner of their body, and can practically privately try to do to their bodies whatever they please. The differentiation of species could potentially lead to the diversity of humans on a par and greater than the diversity of dogs. This category is both for the "how" and the "why" of low-to-high level self-modification.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-09-11 @17:36Z
  • (0051-07-35)   Digital Economy Too Complicated for Citizens : How to make public and utility services accessible for everyone? (4, +) [en]

    Organisations that provide public services (transport, doctors, etc) and utility services (water, electricity, heating, etc) move to be paperless and use digital tools for serving clients instead. But not everyone has skills or devices to access digital services, like older people, people with health differences and no family members to support them on the digital transformation, and so on. So what is the real problem? Digital services feel like a maze without a map.. How would a person know that specific organisation with a specific website serves a need X? And then each website feels like a maze without a map too. Often we don't know the keywords to enter in searchbox, and we can't figure how to use that website. And in situations where a person doesn't have a mobile device or wifi, how to enable paper service instead of digital one? So how to ensure that public and utility services are still accessible even for those who dont have devices, Internet or digital skills? This is a wiki post, feel free to edit a problem statement to make it more to the point. :)  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-09-08 @08:58Z
  • (0051-07-31)   Software development doesn't scale : Adding more people to a software project doesn't necessarily improve productivity this is from the mythical man month or known as Brook's Law (4, +) [en]

    Adding people to a project makes it later or slower due to the communication needed to get up to speed. This category is for ideas on making software development scale from 1 person to a couple. To a couple to many. Reading code is harder than writing code. Starting from blank is easier than modifying an existing code base. This category is to explore ideas that scale software development so large teams can be formed that work on the same software system.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-06 @13:24Z
  • (0051-07-28)   Code complexity and poor interoperability : Addition, calculation, algorithms takes an incredibly small portion of actual code. Most code is unnecessarily there to satisfy the compiler with interoperability of methods, arranging data structures and configuration (1, +) [en]

    Most code is not computation but a struggle to arrange code so it can be understood and be interoperable between pieces of code by the compiler. Classes, methods, types all obscure the actual algorithm or computation (such as addition) used by a piece of software. If you were to distill most software down, there would be very little actual computation - comparisons and additions. Yet the code to produce this small amount of computation is a spider web of classes, interfaces, data structures etc. Most code is spent arranging data structures or API calls for method calls to be right. In fact none of this syntactic sugar is represented in the output instruction stream! It's purely imaginary concepts used by the compiler to make code organisation easier. This job is not something humans should be doing. It's something a compiler can do. What if I said that code didn't have to be written this way? What if structures could be auto mapped at run time? That is, I have a data structure and there are fields that could have slightly different names - firstName and first_name are the same thing. Data structure nesting is another problem. Some people might pull …  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-04 @11:31Z
  • (0051-07-26)   Write undistributed code that runs distributed : It's often useful to have an abstraction that lets us write code to one way to be silently executed in a different context. Such as writing synchronous code that actually runs asynchronously or concurrently. (1, +) [en]

    It's often useful to have an abstraction that lets us write code to one way to be silently executed in a different context. Such as writing synchronous code that actually runs asynchronously or concurrently. In many languages we can write asynchronous code with the await keyword - which makes the code feel synchronous even though it is not. Another example is to use a polyfilled library - which makes your code's execution environment behave as if it supports features that other environments have. Or an emulator emulates an set of hardware that is not present. Or virtualization allows you to share a CPU between operating systems by allowing a pass through of CPU instructions with a memory trap. I wonder if through a similar concept we can write code that looks like it's not distributed - single threaded and centralised but actually runs on multiple machines. Developers dont want to rewrite their web applications in new languages or strange APIs. We need ideas to benefit from distribution or P2P without actually having to re engineer everything we have.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-09-01 @23:17Z
  • (0051-07-25)   True Co-Operation : How to spark a co-operation between people and projects? (5, +) [en]

    I have many friends who work towards a vision of making the world a better place for all. I view all of their projects as working towards a shared vision. Even if some visions are more specific, some are more abstract (specific words to describe a vision change based on progress and often seeing a commonality depends on one's imagination and a set of values, i.e. willigness to collaborate). I often observe that my friends projects are great at some parts - some are great at technology, some at communication and design, some at networking, fundraising or business models. But only together these projects would create something valuable for all. What is true cooperation? Doing together. Not always everyone does an equal part (of the amount of time or quality), because some people are better at doing the ground work, while others - at bringing in resources etc. The level of experience differs. Timing plays a role too, some work needs to happen before others jumps in. I think that's how it is. Intention to "just add some ingredient to the soup" is the most important. Self-motivated parts. Holocracy is an interesting management model, where all parts are self-motivated to …  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-08-29 @12:21Z
  • (0051-07-24)   UX at oo : What user experiences and UIs do we imagine at oo? (2, +) Base Administration [en]

    Let's add thoughts here :)  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-08-31 @10:33Z
  • (0051-07-23)   Decentralisation with P2P software : How can we use Peer 2 peer software to accomplish distribution (5, +) [en]

    Centralisation maximizes the chance people will use your software. The problem is that it's brittle and not really fair for the people who have to maintain it on servers they pay for or maintain by themselves. We could have a federated platform for distribution of processing and data storage. This category is to cover ideas related to decentralisation. I recommend the decentralise community redecentralize for ideas on decentralisation https://redecentralize.org/  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-08-30 @14:44Z
  • (0051-07-19)   Rational Drugs Regulation : How to make unhealthy drugs like alcohol, tabacco, etc. be banned for ingestion, and the healthy smart drugs, like piracetam, phenibut, etc. be made legal? (0, +) [en]

    Countries are irrationally legalizing harmful substances like alcohol, tabacco, cannabis vaping, etc., and banning the safe and beneficial substances like piracetam, phenibut, etc. This doesn't make sense. We need ideas how to make the beneficial substances legal, and banning the actually harmful substances for human intake (but of course, making them legal for other harmless purposes, like for example, alcohol for disinfection, the use in well-controlled conditions, etc.). Ideas, such as how to make the manufacturers of these beneficial substances push for the changes of law in various countries that banned them without truly understanding them, just because of someone's incompetent recommendations.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-08-26 @10:06Z
  • (0051-07-18)   Proteomics : What is the set of proteins that governs an organism, and how to reorganize, tweak existing living system that runs based on proteome? (0, +) [en]

    A proteome is the entire set of proteins coded and producible or produced (active proteome) by an organism or system. Just like in a computer we have data separated by curly braces or indentation that define computer software functions, the DNA has start and stop codons, that codes genes, that code peptides or proteins. The proteins, when produced, are a bit like actively deployed instances of functions (they are like computer system processes). So, imagine that a cell is a computer, and a set of proteins that instantiated in it are the processes of functions. A living cell is the computer that is able to sustain its internal state or homeostatic equilibrium, where the membrane proteins and internal processing proteins are together producing equilibria as their phase space portraits with "stable steady states". How can we define a set of processes (proteins), that, when executed (instantiated and run) consistently (like instances of workers on a computer) create a useful system with an internal equilibrium? How to reorganize, tweak existing living system that runs based on proteome? Imagine that each protein behaves like a process or like an independent worker that listens only to its environmental factors like hormones, catalysts, …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-08-25 @21:34Z
  • (0051-07-15)   Infinity DAO Proposals : What DAO (or DAOs) could we benefit from as a community? (4, +) Base Administration [en]

    DAOs can be useful as vehicles for self-governance of and investment into a community, projects or teams, for representing and managing community and individual assets, and for collective decision-making. There are benefits in project and community tokenization, due to existing markets for tokens, however, becoming dependent on particular markets is not necessarily what community wants. I think, our community should be inclusive, and accessible to people regardless of whether or not they have tokens on a particular blockchain. Therefore, good choices of DAO smart contracts are needed. At high level, I think our community should be multi-ledger and benefit from multiple DAO agreements under different ledgers, in the spirit of NNC, and we should think about schemes of tokenization not so much as a method of self-governance, but as a pragmatic tool to move forward through interactions with the markets that have capital for crypto-tokens that we release to represent something we create or want to share with these markets. What can our community agree on, and what makes sense to do? I think: Since there are many blockchains that support DAOs and smart contracts (HLF, NEM, Waves, Ethereum, NEO, etc.), and …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-08-19 @19:22Z
  • (0051-07-13)   Smaller Groups in Video-Conferences (1, +) [en]

    With current online video-conferencing tools it's not possible to form smaller groups within one call room. When we meet a group of people face to face we have multiple conversations at the same time. During Skype or Hangouts calls, or webinars we cannot form smaller groups but have to listen to one person talking.  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2015-10-21 @16:06Z
  • (0051-07-09)   Effortless Thinking : How might we navigate an ocean of information with a peace in mind? (0, +) [en]

    I often hear from friends about 'information overload', 'too much', 'busy'. It seems that a modern life is giving many options but it's hard to make decisions everyday. The mind is overloaded and it gets harder to choose important areas to focus on. Here I wonder if "Chunking" - video 1, video 2 - can help with information overload? Chunking means grouping thoughts together through meaning, so that memory works better. I use o2oo system similarly by creating "chunks" when I share a puzzle, idea or experiment. In my mind, I label a group of thoughts into "Here is a Puzzle about a Topic X" and then I go on with my day without thinking about it. I come back when a thought pops up. I share it as a comment and move on with my day, without feeling overwhelm. In general the way I apply chunking is, in my mind, I group tasks into areas, relationships into projects or over-arching visions; also I link projects together so that they feed into each other (by working on one project, benefits the other), I love connecting people into "hubs" too, so that they help each other with a minimum effort …  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-08-16 @08:47Z
  • (0051-07-08)   Trouble free transportation : If you have no battery on your phone and there's no schedule or map at a bus stop - what do you do? (0, +) [en]

    It's very easy to be stranded in our modern cities. What ideas can make getting stranded impossible.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-08-15 @17:55Z
  • (0051-06-37)   Poverty of care : People don't care about what we're doing to try improve the world, most people don't care about anything outside their own families (1, +) [en]

    How do you change people's minds?  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-08-07 @03:34Z
  • (0051-06-37)   Water Intelligence : What knowledge or information does water carry? (1, +) [en]

    Water makes up most of the planet Earth and the human body. I'm curious about a thought that water is circulating throughout all bodies and waters on Earth. My imagination tells me - water is like a library of all life's knowledge. My intention is to explore Water Intelligence theme through arts with the following questions: What can we learn from water's properties? What information does water carry? Why life needs water in general? What ways we can explore water - sound (ocean's noise), data (oceanography: currents), storytelling, ..? Which visual symbols tell a story of water as intelligence? e.g. Spirals, Vortex, ..  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-08-06 @11:03Z
  • (0051-06-36)   Self-Organised Learning Communities : What's the optimum size for a learning group? (6, +) [en]

    Learning in a group has benefits (speed up understanding, see new perspectives, solve problems faster, boost motivation). But what's the best size for learning groups? Background info: Inspired by educator Sugata Mitra project "Hole in the Wall", I question how learning could spread outside education institutions and more as culture in our world. Also when reading B.Fuller's ideas on synergetics and systems (book "A Fuller Explanation"), I got to know about a min.system pattern found in nature called tetrahedron. Here, I wonder, if a min. size of a learning group is 4? And is it the best size? I'm curiois because I'd love to facilitate multiple learning groups!  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2020-08-27 @20:46Z
  • (0051-06-36)   Syntropy and Living Systems : How might we design living systems that increase syntropy rather than participate in building more efficient entropy machines to exterminate and replace life on Earth? (2, +) [en]

    Without realizing it, humanity has been working on a global project of accelerating the process of entropy, which is reversing billions of years of physical, chemical, and biological evolution that has resulted in the process of life, a phenomenon of negative entropy. “It seems fitting that some of the most important insights in exploring these hidden principles of nature have come from scientists who had the courage to cross over from one specialty to another. One of these was Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, who won a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum theory, then ventured into the fundamentals of biology, publishing a seminal book in 1944 entitled What Is Life? Schrödinger's groundbreaking answer to this age-old question began with the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the universe is undergoing an irreversible process of entropy: an inexorable decline from order to disorder. This law predicts that heat will always flow to cooler regions and explains why, once you've beaten an egg, you can never get the yolk back. However, Schrödinger observed that while the universe as a whole undergoes entropy, life somehow manages to reverse this process. Living organisms, he noted, survive through sucking order out of the …  ››

    [bauhouse] @ 2021-08-06 @15:30Z
  • (0051-06-32)   Automated API traversal - program synthesis : If computers could code interactions with systems for us, we wouldn't have to write code, they could interoperate automatically (3, +) [en]

    We have a REST API or standard library functions in our chosen programming language. Each rest call or method call takes arguments and returns data and causes side effects. Take a HTTP client for instance, it takes data in and returns data. We typically have to write interactions with APIs manually. What if the programming against APIs could be automatically generated and the source code or AST generated to interact with the API. We need a way to map a simple definition of the problem into a more detailed representation of the problem which uses APIs In other words, computers program themselves. Rather than general intelligence we rely on mappings and equivalencies and graph traversal and scheduling. Say I want to backup files on all my computers, compress them, encrypt them, sign them, deduplicate them, upload. That's a lot of APIs I need to talk to (encryption, operating system file APIs) and the APIs for them require multiple lines of code to perform. There's also a data flow through a pipeline of steps. The call graph of the code to fulfil the pipeline looks a certain way. Each step, "encrypt" takes in an input and has an output. These need …  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-08-02 @05:01Z
  • (0051-06-21)   The Liquidity of School Grades : Kids and students are actually selling their work at schools for grades, which are not a liquid asset. How can we make it a liquid asset? (3, +) [en]

    The idea of making kids work for grades is unfair. This must change. Work is still work, the cells still need to be fed, but grades are not a liquid asset. It's not about the right incentives, it's about the survival (especially in some regions of the world). The problem is that of making grades a liquid asset, that is bought not just by parents. (I guess, the next comments will be about students making and selling NFTs of their grades. Making NFTs is simple, but making them in demand at scale is less so.)  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-07-21 @15:25Z
  • (0051-06-18)   Environmental justice aspects of the (un)intended consequences of AI : What is the socio-ecological impact of AI-enabled systems? (5, +) [en]

    AI has consequences much more far-reaching and multi-dimensional than many other technologies. How do we even start to think about the impact of AI on the Environment? Beyond the carbon footprint of training a large machine learning model, it is helpful to consider how a model is utilized as part of a social context. From a systems thinking perspective, it will inevitably impact all other human and non-human actors already participating in that context. The Environmental Justice movement emerged as a response to the disproportionate exposure to pollutants and environmental hazards borne by marginalized and racialized communities. The US Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies." [1] Around the world, we've seen the Rights of Nature movement - "the recognition and honoring that Nature has rights. It is the recognition that our ecosystems – including trees, oceans, animals, mountains – have rights just as human beings have rights." [2] Puzzling through this myself, I think that any investigation of the socio-ecological impacts of AI needs to consider the following: …  ››

    [bobi.rakova] @ 2021-07-17 @05:23Z
  • (0051-06-17)   Capitalism : What's right and what's wrong with capitalism (1, +) [en]

    Let's extract the good ideas and discard the rest.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-07-18 @13:39Z
  • (0051-06-15)   Convert work into money : How to turn work into money? (1, +) [en]

    There's a lot of waste in turning work into money. Let's make it easier.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-07-16 @17:04Z
  • (0051-06-13)   Human Relationships with Water : What metaphors, experiences would create a deep sense of connection with water? (4, +) [en]

    Humans pollute the waters because we lost our relationship with the water in general. How could we bring it back through stories, metaphors, experiences that evoke emotions and nudge our senses and our thinking? I suggest to look at these points that unify humans with water: water makes up our body and water makes up the planet Earth. water is always in motion, throughout our body and throughout the planet. water is intelligence without which life wouldn't exist. What other unifing points we could explore when promoting human-water relationship?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-07-09 @16:31Z
  • (0051-06-06)   Why is it that international companies are allowed to avoid competition but individuals are forced to compete globally? : How do we replace competition for individuals with cooperation and maximum mutual gain (1, +) [en]

    The answer is to create organisations that people can be member of that can represent that person. The world is NOT zero sum. Or at least doesn't have to be. We can make the world better.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-07-05 @03:02Z
  • (0051-05-04)   Computation for normal people : What do normal people need to compute? (2, +) [en]

    We have extremely powerful computers available nowadays but not the code to run on them. What algorithms, mathematical concepts would benefit normal people's lives?  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-05-27 @10:50Z
  • (0051-04-32)   Not everything should be free (2, +) [en]

    I think it's really harmful for everything to be free. Things are not free to produce. We should think twice about using free social networks, free search engines, free web hosting, free web browsers I think the big tech companies should be broken up into smaller companies that actually sell products that people want. It shouldn't be free. They should be self sufficient.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-05-16 @03:35Z
  • (0051-04-03)   Self hosting : How to make hosting computer systems so easy that anybody can do it? (3, +) [en]

    Hosting computer systems is complicated. You have to watch logs and metrics to make sure CPU usage doesn't go above a threshold and so on.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-04-12 @20:44Z
  • (0051-03-20)   Rewarding Innovation : How can innovators and inventors have more equitable social and economic rewards from their inventions? (0, +) [en]

    Seasoned inventors and innovators with broad interests may often find it hard to capitalize on their innovations. It only makes sense to patent inventions, if you have reasonable expectations that they are going to be developed. Moreover, patenting them on one's own, and then trying to offer them to companies can be quite boring, dry, and very transactional. Large part of the fun of innovation maybe its social aspects, however, joining a startup or a company, is a directionally constraining thing, as companies tend to specialize. Innovators with broad interests need new ways of getting reward from innovations (both socially and economically), to be able to be together in the processes that require their innovation, as friends, and at the same time getting fair shares of the intellectual capital derived from their input, which is, unlike traditional work, is very non-linear, often transformational.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-04-03 @18:44Z
  • (0051-03-16)   Cross-referencing : Cross-referencing is done terribly. (1, +) [en]

    All the academic cross-referencing formats are pretty awful. None of them are particularly powerful and there's so many opinions about the correct way to do it, they become worthless.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-03-30 @16:28Z
  • (0051-03-10)   Programming Language for Code of Earth Life : Code of Life Needs a Programming Language ;) (0, +) [en]

    So, the code of Life on Earth is quite well understood: we have the molecular biology dogma (DNA -> RNA -> Amino Acid), and the gene products are well organized in biological databases. Life has sporadically created a plethora of molecules, via mostly protein-drive metabolic pathways, therefore, proteins can be thought of as high level "reserved words" of language of life in context of particular metabolism, and the information about them could be organized a bit like how programming languages are organized (with functions having their docstrings, and protein active sites having their type definitions), etc. Ultimately, having some language like that, describing a particular genome may be very short, like just instantiate these set of proteins, and certain metabolic environment. However, how to realize such programming language is a question. I hadn't see one exist yet.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-03-24 @21:35Z
  • (0051-03-07)   Metal solubility in distilled water : How soluble are pure metals in distilled water? (0, +) [en]

    Many metals are found dissolved in sea water, and their solubility in distilled water is, while very small, non-zero. So, I wonder, what are the water-solubilities of various metals that don't react with water.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-03-21 @22:11Z
  • (0051-03-04)   Epstein–Barr virus : How to treat Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)? (0, +) [en]

    The Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), formally called Human gammaherpesvirus 4, is one of the nine known human herpesvirus types in the herpes family, and is one of the most common viruses in humans. EBV is a double-stranded DNA virus. Symptoms: Enlarged spleen Swollen liver White patches on tonsils Palliative care: Get plenty of rest Drink lots of water Gargle with salt water Take painkillers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen to bring down fever and relieve body aches. Avoid heavy lifting to prevent spleen injury. Other diseases caused by EBV: - Ear infections - Guillain-Barre syndrome - Cancers, like Burkitt's lymphoma and cancers of the nose and throat The genome of EBV: NCBI - Human gammaherpesvirus 4, complete genome (can use GBench to open, for example, exporting as FASTA file) The coded proteins of EBV: EBNA-1 (lytic) - EBNA-2 (lytic) - EBNA-3 (lytic) - LMP-1 - LMP-2 - EBER - v-snoRNA1 - ebv-sisRNA - miRNAs - EBV-EA (lytic) - EBV-MA (lytic) - EBV-VCA (lytic) - EBV-AN (lytic). Reactivation and therapeutic inhibitors Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation and therapeutic inhibitor [2019]  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-03-18 @21:59Z
  • (0051-02-35)   Most people are underpaid : How to collect the maximum that the market can bear for work? (1, +) [en]

    Work captures a lot of value from people's efforts. There must be a way to untap this massive resource. I'm looking for ideas on how to stop people from being underpaid.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-03-12 @17:32Z
  • (0051-02-34)   Definition of Life : What is the universal definition of a Living System? (5, +) [en]

    Understanding the definition of life is important because it shapes human decisions on a macro and micro scale. Let me give you a simplified example, so that we understand my question. For example, if we view only some things as alive (like a baby) and other things as dead (like a river). Then, I may spill the poo from my WC to the river. If I don't know that the river is alive and how it is connected to the ecosystem, I won't know that I'll be drinking my poo at some stage, because the same water from the river will enter my water well. This is already happening with plastic in the ocean and micro-plastics eaten by the fish, and the fish eaten by humans. Ha! So, how do we define "life" and "alive"?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-02-27 @09:27Z
  • (0051-02-17)   Mind Uploading : How to carry out mind upload practically? Any ways to do it without losing identity? (2, +) [en]

    Mind uploading is said to be a process of scanning a physical structure of the brain accurately enough to create an emulation of the mental state [1]. In that sense, it is like what we already have with virtual machines, that can be suspended and restored to an exact state on another computer or network or virtual machine. Identity preservation, however, is as important in many cases, because a mind copied, even if exactly the same, cannot occupy the same role in the world to follow through the same future state space. It is similar to how a copy of a virtual machine cannot be instantiated twice on the same memory addresses. I'd like to reserve this question for searching of practical ideas of performing mind upload -- both identity-preserving and non-preserving kinds, with different applications for various intents and purposes, and not limiting the idea to just humans, but including "mind-uploading" of machine intelligences as well. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_uploading  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-02-22 @21:37Z
  • (0051-02-12)   Race to the bottom : The price of music is £0. The price of movies is £0. The price of software is £0 (5, +) [en]

    The price of music is £0. The price of movies is £0. The price of software is £0 This is really bad because it means artists cannot get compensated for their work. I'd like to hear ideas how to improve this state of affairs and normalise paying for music, movies and software.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-01-29 @18:29Z
  • (0051-01-32)   Meta-Biomimicry : If human is part of Living System and is one itself, so what are General Principles to mimic when designing a human world? (8, +) [en]

    A human is part of nature. So, I'm curious what would be a more natural way to design a human world (because it's all made up)? What general principles could be copied from nature and transformed into philosophies, design frameworks, cooperation mechanisms and so on that would make a human world more inclusive?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2020-12-08 @15:08Z
  • (0051-01-28)   How to Distribute HURS? : How do we distribute HOURS in a way that is not HACKABLE yet values the work of an individual? (13, +) Base Administration [en]

    I'm very interested in the idea of trading hours. For example, if I work for someone for 1 hour, I should be paid 1HUR by the person I worked for. But what if they don't have any HURS to give? How do the HURS get distributed into this system? Also, what if I do work that doesn't benefit someone who works like a baby? Am I able to get HURS from that?  ››

    [justinmiyamoto] @ 2021-01-23 @20:41Z
  • (0051-01-27)   Web Apps Integration : Integration of Project Management Tools and Visual Page Builders (2, +) [en]

    It's time consuming to describe ideas in one app and then visualise ideas in another app. For example, writing down tasks for implementing ideas in project management tools like WorkFlowy and then following multiple steps to open content management systems like WordPress, and within them visual builders like Elementor. The same problem exists with presentation tools like Google Slides, Canva, etc. Could both steps - explaining the idea and visualising the idea - happen in one window?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2020-03-22 @23:15Z
  • (0051-01-27)   People often talk about solutions in conferences, but don't collect them for action afterwards (6, +) [en]

    People talk in conferences on-line, and even use tools like twitter to allow others share a few words with others. However, there is no way to conveniently organize the insights of the conferences into actionable bits. These insights get lost in some notes of some individuals, and not necessarily captured and organized for weighting them among possible solutions. This reduces the problem solving capacity.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-05-04 @11:00Z
  • (0051-01-27)   Flexible staffing : How to give businesses access to elasticity in jobs with fairness (0, +) [en]

    Companies in the UK recruit people onto some thing called zero hour contracts which are terribly one sided as they don't pay any money but keep access to an exclusive employee.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-01-27 @14:07Z
  • (0051-01-25)   Humans as Community : How to move away from "I" thinking to "WE" thinking? (10, +) [en]

    Humans have ~10 times more bacterial cells in our body than animal cells, we're 90% non-human by cell. 1) Each human is an ecosystem rather than an individual. 2) Bacteria are community-forming organisms. So: If each human is an ecosystem, why in our society we pay so much attention to "individualism" rather than "togetherness"? What would promote "WE" thinking? If humans are bacterias (community-forming organisms), then what can humans learn from bacterias? How might we act as "community-forming beings"?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2020-12-08 @15:39Z
  • (0051-01-18)   Hierarchical society : Minimum wage staff cannot afford their own jobs (0, +) [en]

    A minimum wage employee who delivers food cannot afford his own job, they cannot afford food delivery. I think this is an enormous problem and its about fairness. Why shouldn't someone be able to afford their own job? Society depends on an endless stream of migrants to do the jobs that nobody wants.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-01-18 @19:47Z
  • (0051-01-17)   Missing institutions : I feel that our society exposes citizens to raw edges of markets. There must be a way to blunt the effects of markets on people. Markets are a good thing but they have unintended effects on people's livelihoods. (2, +) [en]

    This question is to highlight the missing institutions of society. Things that don't exist that should.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-01-17 @20:12Z
  • (0051-01-16)   Deregulation : Regulation is needed and sometimes unnecessary, how to tell the difference (0, +) [en]

    Regulation has a problem of chesterton's fence. How can we maximize useful regulation but limit its growth?  ››

    [chronological] @ 2021-01-16 @12:29Z
  • (0051-01-16)   Frontier Science and Technology : Technologies with high promise for science-fiction-like futures. (1, +) [en, cn, lt, ja]

    There are research directions and industries today that are at the frontier of the advances necessary to bring about the possibilities of the future, that are currently seen only in our imaginations or science fiction. The frontier science, however, would be only those areas that are at the boundary of what's possible, not too far into the real of the impossible. For example, femto-technology may be not yet in the realm of "Frontier Science and Technology", but "Longevity Science" is. This category will be modified as the frontier advances into the future.  ››

    [] @ 2021-01-15 @21:51Z
  • (0051-01-09)   The Scandal of Money : There is no objective measure for value, like physical units: meter, second, ampere, etc. How to create an objective measure of money? (6, +) [en]

    George Gilder points out -- "Basic challenge of the world economy today, is to address the scandal of money. We today have 5.1 trillion dollars of every 24 hours of currency trading, and this currency trading accomplishes nothing, except to endow central banks with the right to steal from the future in order to consume in the present, and steal from future generations, and I believe, the real reason for the trade war is not trade or industrial machinations, - it’s the collapse of money. So, 5.1 trillion dollars a day of currency trading – it’s 25 times all global GDP, it’s 70 times all trade in goods and services, and it doesn’t even prevent constant hedging of every transaction across the border, it doesn’t prevent trade conflicts, it doesn’t really accomplish its goal. So, I think that the great contribution of blockchain, is to allow a new global currency, that plays the role that gold played for a hundreds of years of the fastest growth of the world’s economy… and it’s what really what blockchain [can do]: not only a new Internet architecture, but also a new global architecture for the world economy. "You don't think it's virtual wealth …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-01-05 @04:17Z
  • (0051-01-04)   Security of Investment Into Bleeding-Edge Innovation : How to create way of transparent investment into novel ideas, that would secure positions for idea authors and investors without expensive process of patenting and startup development, and allows public's involvement in innovation process? (1, +) [en]

    Open innovation and investment has a potential to solve humanity's greatest challenges, but sharing ideas on modern social media does not have a direct path from idea-to-market. There is no solution on-line for transparent investment into trying out novel ideas, which would secure positions for idea authors and investors, without the expensive process of patenting, and startup development. Bright scientists and imaginative geeks continue to discuss advanced concepts at elusive locations of the Internet, - the remains of UseNet, like Everything List, SL4, LessWrong, Halfbakery, and so on. These ideas share there as plain text, no matter how bright, generally don't make it into any funding platforms to be tried out. The modern instant-gratification and market-driven platforms usually require a prototype of an attractive product, or a well-traded coin to convince investors, but few innovators are willing to spend the resources, and months of uncertainty to build prototypes, or spend on marketing to promote a coin, and so the bright, potentially life-saving ideas continue to die. How could we save them?  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2021-01-03 @11:11Z
  • (0051-01-03)   Meta-Categories for Inter-Disciplinary Collaboration : What selection of words group all human questions and help diverse people to understand each other's background faster? (0, +) [en]

    For people from different disciplines it's hard to understand each other. Using labels as categories would help understand what the other person is talking about in a second. So, what are those meta-categories that group all human questions? I suggest: Science Arts Philosophy Education Economy Culture Technology How would you define meta-categories that help diverse people to understand each other's background faster?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2021-01-03 @16:09Z
  • (0051-01-02)   Sentience of Companies and their Ownership/Trade Rights : Should we allow companies to be owned, when they are sentient supra-organisms, based on subtle human-to-human relationships? (3, +) [en]

    If you think of companies as a higher form of life (social supra-organisms), you may end up thinking that it's unethical to own and trade them, like it is unethical to own and trade human slaves. So, should we outlaw company ownership -- and let shares represent something different: from the rights to revenues to the uniqueness of particular human relationships within the value systems of each organization? What would be the ethical implications of companies being sentient social supra-organisms to the rights of their ownership?  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-08-07 @10:15Z
  • (0050-10-22)   Work is authoritarian : How to structure work so it is not authoritarian (3, +) [en]

    I'm tired of being told how to do something at work. The problem is that work is invevitably authoritarian and I want freedom over the method of my work.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2020-12-15 @10:11Z
  • (0050-10-22)   Ethics of Harm-Making in Market Making : How should we treat and use harm in market-making? (0, +) [en]

    The society sometimes is quite stubborn, and likes to stick with the status quo, unless a disaster occurs, and here, among the most cunning of market acquisition practices is creating environmental harm to make a product or service necessary in that environment. Examples: a shoemaker may be interested in polluting ground with pathogens, ants, sharp plants or objects, to make people want to buy shoes, an anti-viral software development company may have an interest in introducing new viruses to boost its sales and drop production costs, as making antivirus for an own-made virus is much easier than to deal with an unknown one, a drug-making company may be interested in spreading novel viruses, to make and sell antiviruses or vaccines for the very same reasons that a software company may. However, sometimes the harm may be justified by a long-term greater good in treating human stubbornness and satisfaction with the status-quo. Examples: Wearing shoes nearly completely eliminates the risk of feet infections. Getting world's labs focus on fighting with a virus may accelerate advances in other fields of bio-technologies, treating a lot of other types of viruses, advancing life-extension or other related technologies, getting a lot of people to self-educate …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-12-15 @13:48Z
  • (0050-10-03)   Privacy : How do we enforce privacy? (0, +) [en]

    Privacy is the state whereby people's information is kept securely stored so it does not compromise a person's expectation that their data won't be freely available.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2020-11-26 @15:49Z
  • (0050-09-31)   Stopping rent seeking : Rent seeking is extractive of the economy and should be discouraged, how? (1, +) [en]

    I find rent seeking abominable, but it's surprisingly common even in 2020.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2020-11-18 @17:49Z
  • (0050-09-21)   Reading Sources : What do you want to read next? (7, +) Base Administration [en]

    Since "Community Reader" (0oo.li/io) is now a thing, what follows is a question to you all -- what other sources do you want to see in the reader? :) Currently there is one source (the innovative ideas from Halfbakery), but I'm planning on other sources, and considering: https://www.existentialhope.com (Questions) https://sl4.org (Questions/Ideas) https://lesswrong.com (Questions/Ideas) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/everything-list (Questions/Ideas) https://futureoflife.org (Questions) http://extropy.org (Questions/Ideas) https://www.researchgate.net (Questions/Ideas) https://www.producthunt.com (Projects) https://indiehackers.com/ (Projects) Please, suggest your sources. The benefit of the reader is that you can research content, and have easy way to then reshare it on 0oo.li as a Question, Idea or Project.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-11-06 @10:10Z
  • (0050-08-20)   Data Liquidity and Systems Interoperability : How to automate alignment and management of complex heterogenous data and systems? (1, +) [en, cn]

    Data integration and analytics is a bottleneck for solving our greatest challenges from doing science and creating general artificial intelligence, to everything in between. The demand for integrated data is indicated by the number of startups that focus on nothing more than collecting lists of well-aligned data-sets of interest and monetizing specialized queries. Well-aligned quality datasets is the gold-mine for endeavors involving inherently heterogeneous data, such as for drug discovery, complex designs, sociological research, and so on. Presence of multitude of data formats and standards makes any simple question, such as "get me a list of all world's dogs" - an insurmountable quest for yet another startup focusing on that specific domain. The existing solutions, such as linked ontology-aware data formats are insufficiently flexible and rich to be convenient for defining records with multi-vocabulary fields from arbitrary ad-hoc vocabularies, and lack support for definitions of value types, callable object interfaces and modification permissions, enabling objects to retain properties even after decoupling from the data management systems that originate them. Current widely known solutions (such as Linked Data), are not entirely well suited for the problem, as they require large amounts of data to be serialized in the same format, …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-09-13 @00:20Z
  • (0050-07-24)   Thinking Culture : How to move from no-thinking to insight? (5, +) [en]

    Creativity welcomes everyone who has a need to express themselves. But creativity starts with thinking. And thinking is not part of a modern culture (consumerism is). Here I wonder, what's the best way to learn thinking for someone who has never done it? And how does tetrahedron example apply for facilitation of thinking for someone?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2020-08-28 @13:04Z
  • (0050-07-24)   Is consumerism bad? : I think consumerism is a good thing (0, +) [en]

    My dream is a consumerist one. I want to live on top of a shopping mall with restaurants, bakeries, cafes, gyms, supermarkets on top of a train station. I want to be within 5 minutes of every thing I need, including my job. I want the shopping mall to be above a train station and I want train stations to transport produce from one area to another. None of this happens in our current society, we use cars to transport produce between places, not train stations. We don't optimise for low travel time, we optimise for capitalism. Capitalism is the problem, not consumerism.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2020-08-30 @11:33Z
  • (0050-07-24)   Future Tribes : What identities would connect people of the future? (2, +) [en]

    Humans are social beings so it's likely that we'll reinvent communities as a way to be together. But how would we bond in the future? In the past, we bonded through family relations, physical location. Today, we bond through interests. What about tomorrow? Perhaps if self-exploration trend continues more people would know themselves and then we'd bond based on values. Also, short term needs. What is a tribe in the future?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2020-08-27 @21:08Z
  • (0050-07-20)   Blockchain Energy-Efficiency : How do we create energy-efficient decentralized computation exchange? (0, +) [en]

    "Blockchain destroying Earth through it's incredible energy consumption." While one of the greatest innovative technology that has been developed and has potential usage in fields of education, business and industries, blockchains are found to consume exorbitant amounts of energy (> 100 TWh / year) because of their algorithmic complexity. Various new methods for improving blockchain energy-efficiency are needed.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-08-26 @08:20Z
  • (0050-07-18)   How to discover people's desires, wants (0, +) [en]

    People generally want the same thing. But everyone has variations of a theme.  ››

    [chronological] @ 2020-08-24 @20:32Z
  • (0050-05-21)   Uniting behind goals : How to make society unite behind goals? (3, +) [en, cn]

    While goals and ideas deserve more attention than projects or brands, in absence of a way to refer to and identify with goals and ideas, people tend to unite under brands, projects and companies, not goals, and humanity does not seem to have a systematic way to define and unite behind goals. Goals, unlike brands, require a few sentences to explain, and are harder to remember than brands. Most people know "Google", but don't know "make the world's information universally accessible and useful", most people know "SpaceX", but don't know "make life multi-planetary", etc. The absence of a means to easily refer to and unite behind goals makes competition unavoidable, because for important goals, multiple initiatives and groups are created, but only a few survive the competition. Some might think that this is good, and that's how market optimizes the world. However, competing companies tend not to share their competitive advantages in advance, which is not necessarily the best way to preserve diversity. It's a killing process. Such process has already killed a great number of organizations and life forms, which some would think are not worth of existence. When a significantly more efficient mutating replicator …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-06-16 @12:35Z
  • (0050-05-14)   Humanity's goals and AI : How to empower humans to systematically define collective goals? (3, +) [en, cn]

    While the AI technologies are advancing rapidly, we still have world conflicts between nations, corporations, and individuals, where people don’t really know what they truly want. While this does not seem like a major risk today, with the prospects of AI becoming super-intelligent, it is an imperative for humanity to collectively define its goals to guide all optimization systems (the alternative is that the AI will do it for us, and may be just one simple idea away from this happening). We do not yet have a way to collectively define goals together by participation of all life, and we don’t seem to really know what they want yet. The ideas of the systems to define and align goals are welcome, and suggestions to improve this question.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2017-12-08 @12:19Z
  • (0050-04-33)   Humans Becoming Obsolete : Where Will the Information and Computing Resources Asymmetry in AI Lead Us To? (0, +) [en]

    Given that currently, the pace of allocating computing resources for AI is accelerating at a rate "7 times exceeding the Moore's Law," it seems, that the AI race is on a trajectory similar to that of cryptocurrencies a decade earlier. Except, in this race, there is a point, where machine coordination makes human labor unnecessary, and the rest of humanity unnecessary in creation of supply of all goods and services of value, making one wonder: How much compute power is currently allocated to deep learning AI models versus mining cryptocurrencies? Where is the point, when it is more profitable to learn an AI models than mine cryptocurrencies? Who owns most of the computing resources, specifically? What are their values? How can the expensively trained models be made into an asset to us all, rather than a continued expense for getting results we need through capped, conditional, transactional querying? When companies try to capitalize on every match due to information and computation power asymmetry, where is the Wikipedia's quest for having the "Sum of All Human Knowledge"? "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-05-21 @00:22Z
  • (0050-04-24)   Extreme Health (3, +) [en]

    When we are recovering from an illness, usually, there is a day or so of rapid improvement -- when instead of suffering in bed, we start wanting to engage in productive activities. But then, the rapid rate of improvement stops, and we bump into just "normal" health level. We start engaging in activities we couldn't while being sick, but now eager to, but there's some limit, the improvement stops, when we hit "normal." Imagine for a moment, that, while recovering from sickness, this period of rapid improvement didn't stop, but instead, kept going: you'd feel 2x more healthy than normal, 3x, ... 10x? What would it be like to feel 100x more healthy? What activities you might want to engage in? This is what we could call "Extreme Health," and I think it's exemplified in the movie "Limitless". How to achieve extreme health? How to ensure health equality, as some people obviously naturally feel much more healthy than others, enabling them to think more and better.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-05-11 @15:52Z
  • (0050-04-13)   Preventing Engineered Sleeper Virus (3, +) [en]

    Equipped with the knowledge about COVID-19, it may be much easier for the biological warfare engineers to design a virus that has long incubation period, and yet much higher mortality rates. Due to the obvious possibility of a biologically adept organization secretly engineering a virus with the antivirus available only to that organization, it is a realistic scenario for a global catastrophe, where only the makers of the virus survive. What could we do to avoid this scenario? This category or question is a search for ideas needed to prevent such a catastrophe in advance. Question asked on Foresight Institute's HiveMind initiative: https://youtu.be/5BQEkXGHj-c?t=4824.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-04-01 @22:09Z
  • (0050-04-05)   Social real-time data sharing (1, +) [en, lt]

    I'd love to write algorithms to analyze real-time data such as heart, brain signals, and automatically detect problems for myself and my friends. I would like to be able to share ECG, or at least real-time heart rate data, with friends, and be able to control exactly who and how much I share, and when.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-21 @10:42Z
  • (0050-02-35)   Schizophrenia Treatment Problem (4, +) [en]

    The current schizophrenia treatment is a complex process which involves taking drugs and sometimes therapy. Often, some patients may disagree that they need the treatment at all because of the negative experiences they had: the side effects of drugs and the way hospitals treat patients. I'm curious about the more human and inclusive ways of treating schizophrenia.  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2016-03-12 @22:02Z
  • (0050-02-30)   Astrophysics and Cosmology (4, +) [en]

    Understanding how the world works at scale, and its origins is essential in becoming masters of our destiny, and doing it right in the grand scheme of things. Namely, we don't know what we're up against here -- what made the universe originate, and we're not sure how it works exactly, knowing which would potentially empower us to change how it works, and use its laws for improving it. Astrophysics and cosmology can help us arrive at these and other answers.  ››

    [] @ 2020-02-28 @21:43Z
  • (0050-02-29)   Homebase Administration (0, +) Base Administration [en, lt]

    To achieve all the things in other categories we try, we'll need some form of self-organization. Let's talk about it. Is there anyone who would like to join the management of the base? We have some back office, and with capabilities comes responsibilities. You'll be, for example, easily be able to edit any category, and organize them. Additionally, you'll be able to unpublish some inappropriate posts, or stuff like that. Let us know if you'd like to join our management effort in making this a cosy fun place to be~  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-03-05 @09:36Z
  • (0050-02-28)   Reducing Risk from Gamma Ray Bursts (3, +) [en, cn]

    All GRBs observed to date have occurred well outside the Milky Way galaxy and have been harmless to Earth. However, if a GRB were to occur within the Milky Way, and its emission were beamed straight towards Earth, the effects could be devastating for the planet. Currently, orbiting satellites detect on average approximately one GRB per day. The closest observed GRB as of March 2014 was GRB 980425, located 40Mpc (130 million light years) away in a (z=0.0085) SBc-type dwarf galaxy. For a galaxy of approximately the same size as the Milky Way, the expected rate (for long-duration GRBs) is about one burst every 100,000 to 1,000,000 years. GRBs close enough to affect life in some way might occur once every five million years or so – around a thousand times since life on Earth began. The major Ordovician–Silurian extinction events of 450 million years ago may have been caused by a GRB. The greatest danger is believed to come from Wolf–Rayet stars, regarded by astronomers as likely GRB candidates. When such stars transition to supernovae, they may emit intense beams of gamma rays, and if Earth were to lie in the beam zone, devastating effects may occur. Gamma …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-12-27 @11:17Z
  • (0050-02-28)   Meta standard for data reusability : Create a Meta-standard to Maximize Reusability and Interoperability of All Data and Systems (2, +) [en]

    Ever since the creation of first software systems, such as life itself, something akin to evolving file formats has emerged, and they had taken very specific shapes. For example, the fact that we are using very specific sequences of symbols like curly braces {, } (01111011 and 01111101) to group larger chunks of code in most programming languages, may be quite arbitrary. The fact that life in DNA often uses very specific sequences (such as AUG .. TAG) as start and stop codons to group a protein may also be quite arbitrary. Every new version of Microsoft Excel may define slightly different .xls file format. The same is true for APIs and their versions. We have a problem of complex evolving data and systems. Today, part of the problem is addressed via intermediate level standardization, such as REST (Representational State Transfer), and OpenAPI (aka Swagger) specifically, enabling to create generic clients. For the sake of interoperability, engineers tend to choose to comply with the standards. However, standardization approach does not generalize. From the scientific and data analyst's perspective, much like the text written in languages of other cultures, the format and the very specific …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2019-09-11 @14:53Z
  • (0050-02-27)   Creating Deep Connections and Love in Society (2, +) [en, lt]

    Quoting Malcom Carter, the director of the movie The Connected Universe (video) there exists a problem in modern society: "So many people today feel alone in a city, surrounded by millions of people. Why is that happening?" Marshal Brain, the creator of HowStuffWorks.com, points it out in his website on deciding to be better, that according to a research on happiness, the people who classified themselves as 'very happy', differed markedly from average people in just one principle way: a rich and fulfilling social life. It's indeed a great problem, which we may not see unless we solve other problems, but is at the core of what deep sharing of minds must be about. The ideas of "love","happiness", "connection", "friendship", "empathy", "sentience" appear to be extremely important to the quality of our life experience.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-09-12 @11:57Z
  • (0050-02-27)   Make Accounting Systems Fair (1, +) [en]

    Wealth inequality actually is partly a result of the way accounting system works with respect to dividing of company shares and taxes. The founders usually get the lion's share, while others get disproportionally small fraction of the returns on investment, and that is the result of how accounting with respect to stocks work. Luckily, what accounting system we use, and how do we calculate the percentage of dividends, is actually subject to the legal agreements, that we define. Therefore, when searching for optimal distribution of wealth, we should take a look at what optimal accounting system should be, and redefine that, introducing new norms of fairness to contributors. Of course, the counter-argument to that may be, that if you skew the towards the workers, then the founders would be not sufficiently motivated to start the enterprises (these days they are used to this hefty reward.) However, the answer to that may be, that human psychology is not necessarily tied to monetary rewards -- people can work for impact, when they trust in fairness and adequate insurance. For example, when they trust that the others meaning good to them, and won't try to take the credit for them, and instead, seek …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2019-09-12 @20:04Z
  • (0050-02-27)   Monitoring Human Bodies for Health (2, +) [en]

    Currently, each vehicle has an average of 60-100 sensors on board (as of 2017), or even 400 (as of 2019), as the cars are rapidly getting “smarter”. However human bodies, except for mobile phone sensors, have zero other sensors to monitor health and automatically report the health issues. This lack of monitoring results in deaths, that could be preventable with sensors, that monitor blood supply, and vital signs all the time. It is true that in most cases, no matter the original cause of death, people die from some sort of internal blood supply, or constriction issue, that prevents information or physical asset flow within our bodies. The major flows (or asset loops) are not monitored for disruption. We have automatic fire alarms, but not for our internal homes -- our bodies. That needs to change. We should create a massively scalable solutions to help monitor everyone's health for emergencies.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2019-11-14 @15:05Z
  • (0050-02-23)   Enabling Automatic, Precise and Granular Time Tracking in Software Development (0, +) [en]

    We work as a software development company and need to know on which customer task we spent which amount of time. Also we need to know how task was spent for task. What activities took which time. Also we need summary of that time statistics. The process of tracking time should be smooth and must don't require extra actions while work  ››

    [Iurii@7011E154] @ 2015-08-15 @15:17Z
  • (0050-02-23)   Eliminating Boredom of Online Lectures (1, +) [en, lt]

    I love learning, and I want to study more, so I went to Udacity.com, and Coursera.org. Unfortunately, I found watching lectures terribly boring. Although I can focus on listening and understanding them well, it is not my preferred mode of learning. My preference is -- to dig and explore rather than watch and listen. I started asking: why do I find it effortless to focus on watching a 1.5 hour detective film or a TED talk which tells a story, but I don't get the same pleasure from watching a lecture?  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-09-16 @16:15Z
  • (0050-02-23)   Ensuring That Drinking Water Has No BPA/BPB Microplastic In it (2, +) [en, lt]

    We are not sure what are long-term effects of the soft drink bottles BPA,BPB plastic, which does not degrade over a long time, and come to circulate within the living organisms -- fish, eventually people. It is being discovered even in people's blood. Research, detection, cleanup, and control of it would be desirable.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-09-24 @07:48Z
  • (0050-02-23)   People's Microclimate and Mobility Problem (2, +) [en, cn, lt]

    Only small part of Earth is truly habitable without housing. The perfect conditions for living could be achieved by modification of climate (e.g., for humans, it's making the cities of room-temperature, clean and comfortable), or by increasing the availability (and desirably -- mobility) of housing. Currently, the comfortable environment (e.g., home) does not move together with a person. This is a general problem. One aspect of this problem, is, for example the problem of refugees, the number of whom is estimated by the UNHCR to be around 19.5 million in 2014, and expected to grow. Ideally, we want to travel while working. We want air-conditioning and isolation from polluted air and dangerous insects and animals, and airborne diseases common on this planet, protection from cold and hot climate, we want ad-hoc formation and destruction of buildings for friends to meet, discuss, and socialize. We want a ubiquitous reusable lightweight universal structure for all of that.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-02 @12:54Z
  • (0050-02-23)   Ensuring Safe Car Transportation (1, +) [en, lt]

    Half a million people every year die from car accidents. That's a rate like having ten Boeing 737s crashing every day, -- unacceptable! Any ideas how to reduce this rate would be very welcome!  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-03 @21:25Z
  • (0050-02-23)   Avoiding Creation of Predatory Superintelligence (1, +) [en, lt]

    So, as life on Earth evolves, we are creating all kind of supra-organisms, e.g., various organizations. We are also creating new mediums like the Internet at large. However, within such mediums, it is possible to imagine that some organizations or information structures could become super-intelligent and predatory, like we humans are -- at the top of food chain. Currently, there are already groups of people who treat other people and companies as merely workforce. Considering the collectively-strategic nature of certain such groups, they are examples of modern predatory super-intelligent supra-organisms. However, such supra-organisms don't have to be based on people's intelligence. It could be something more complex, like mass media plus symbiotically interlinked microorganisms (e.g., microorganisms that modify the psychology of people by blocking empathy.) It would be great to have ideas of avoidance of any such scenarios.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-05 @23:08Z
  • (0050-02-23)   Ensuring That People Don't Get Bitten By Mosquitoes (2, +) [en, cn, lt]

    Half a million people every year die from malaria, mainly due to mosquito bites. It is approximately the same number as all the car accidents in the world in a year combined. According to Winegard, the mosquito “has ruled the earth for 190 million years and has killed with unremitting potency” some 52 billion people (i.e., more than all wars in history combined). Any means to effectively prevent transmission of malaria, e.g., preventing mosquitoes from biting people, would be highly desirable.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-12 @21:31Z
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