• Libertarianism, Anarchism, Monopolies and Land

    by  • November 13, 2014 • 2 Comments

    A follow up to my bitcoin magazine interview on natural monopolies, cartels and power law distribution of wealth. Nothing special is required to constitute the State within strict libertarian thinking. It is simply a monopoly landowner: that is the _definition_ of the State if we are honest. You do not like this, but it is [...]

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    My Thoughtmenu on Enlightenment

    by  • November 1, 2014 • 2 Comments

    Your browser does not support the video tag. Thoughtmenu on Enlightenment Yesterday there was lots and lots of talk about meditation and how it was great for people in prisons and how it can improve your mood and various other things along these lines. What I’m going to talk about is what meditation does if [...]

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    Maker / Culture. New talks on Wednesday 17th of September, 2014 at @MakersCAFE London

    by  • September 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Maker / Culture Wednesday 17th of September, 2014 at @MakersCAFE London TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE Examining the fertile borders where the Makers touch the world The team that brought you TRUTHANDBEAUTY at Hub Westminster and Big Picture Days at Limewharf is delighted to present a new event at MakersCAFE, a new fabrication venue in [...]

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    The Nuclear Poker Project: doom with production values

    by  • August 7, 2014 • 6 Comments

    Please support the Nuclear Poker PLAYA EDITION 2014 fundraiser for the Nuclear Poker Hexa-Bunker. Full details below! Nuclear Poker is a card game designed to teach you how to think about nuclear war. Nuclear Poker is a card game design to have fast-to-play, fun, five minute rounds containing hysterical laughter, bellicose posturing and extravagant gestures. [...]

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    Shocking Cultural Hybridizations: unlikely alliances that could crack society wide open

    by  • July 13, 2014 • 2 Comments

    Let me posit two easy-to-imagine, impossible-to-ignore cultural innovations which have not yet happened. If they did, they would show up as catastrophic cultural tipping points after which everything changes. I’m not sure the changes which would follow would be good or bad. By virtue of being unthinkable, these changes are hard to model or wargame [...]

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    Quick apologia for Lana Del Rey

    by  • July 12, 2014 • 1 Comment

    There’s a ton of informed bitchiness about Lana Del Rey over at The New Inquiry. A certain… misapprehension of the phenomena. Or possibly they’re trolling and I’m feeling gullible, I can’t tell. It’s the New Inquiry! But if I may shed a little light. Born to Die is chunk of applied hermetic philosophy. Lizzie Grant [...]

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    The Hell Yes Future #HellYesFuture

    by  • June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Three examples of the #HellYesFuture We’re really getting to the good part, the SF stuff we’ve waited on for decades, wondering if it would ever come. Answer: yes. ============== Let’s Go To Mars ============== http://www.stuff.tv/tesla/stuff-meets-elon-musk/feature “I see us going to Mars in about 10-11 years.” As in a spacecraft with people? People who might want [...]

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    A little insight into the Gupta Doctrine

    by  • June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    In reply to a question on “on Moonshots and Slingshots” ====== Jelle, I have a very conservative vision for global change. My vision, really, goes as far as six or maybe eight machines which everybody on earth has access to: a smokeless cooking stove, a water filter, a solar powered light, a tablet computer, shelter/clothing [...]

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    Gotta find a place to live…

    by  • April 25, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Seems like just yesterday when I was looking for a sublet in December.. and Twitter came through and found me lovely digs! Moved into my new place in February expecting to be here for a year, starting beginning of the financial year, and unfortunately the folks I’m renting from decided they’d rather have a live-in [...]

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    Buckminster Fuller – Design Science Revolutionary

    by  • April 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    This fine object is the Buckminster Fuller – Design Science Revolutionary shirt by the good Ian Willey. It’s an absolutely lovely design, and I wear mine with pride. Buy one here, or buy one here if you’re in America. The whole process of working with Ian has been a bit mindblowing, really. I’m really a [...]

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