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Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 1d ago

Healthcare!

Healthcare and education - foundational attributes of advanced societies, cannot be prescribed by those who take medicines to grow hair and keep calm. It appears that the meds are not workin...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 2W ago

The economics of health

The economics of health has been complex. Diverse stakeholders - patients, providers, manufacturers and payors - who all seem to have a partial picture of the whole problem, have made it mor...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 2W ago

Natural Intelligence

Recent news that researchers could now encode 215 petabytes of data in a single gram of human DNA (1) and possibly all the information created from human inception in a container of DNA that...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 3W ago

Pipe-climbing bacteria

Recent news (1) that bacteria can climb up a pipe at an astonishing speed of 2.5 cm/day is a constant reminder that the first inhabitants of the Earth is highly capable of eradicating those ...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 4W ago

Forecasting society's prospects

The future prospects of human societies could be dependent on two important metrics - per capita knowledge and per capita compassion. It is difficult to define either precisely but proxies c...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 1M ago

Autonomous microbial growth distribution systems*

As scientists worry about how to protect Europa (1), Jupiter's famous moon that harbors vast subsurface oceans with the possibility of life, it is scary to think about past contaminations on...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 1M ago

A memory lapse

Modern science has been struggling to understand human memory for ever. It appears volatile and highly manipulatable but indestructible compared to the memory of the toys humans have been ab...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 1M ago

Expansion of the mind

When Lucy stood up in the African savannah for the first time, she demonstrated that humans could be fundamentally different from those who perished before them. Her mind was expanding and h...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 1M ago

A catastrophic divergence

For most of human history, knowledge was evenly spread across the populace. As they hugged each other to survive the extreme cold that reduced them to a few thousand, they shared information...
Ideas, Opinions & Speculation · 1M ago

Strategy v/s tactics

For many hundreds of thousands of years, the human brain specialized exclusively in tactics. Managing a simple objective function with two dimensions - food and sex, clearly pointed to maxim...