Intelligent evolution

Evolution of species may really be an evolution of an ecosystem.   That ecosystem could respond emotionally and that emotion motivates it to find some solution to relieve that emotion.   Emotionally driven intelligence would almost always come up with flawed designs.   Those designs would satisfy the emotions instead of the intelligence.

Boeing 737 Max: a minimum viable product?

I suspect the agile paradigm has taken over the aircraft industry, or at least in Boeing and the FAA.   The MCAS was a sprint for the 737 Max, and the 737 Max was a sprint to incorporate the new engine.    There was a lot of engineering and testing in these sprints: these sprints took a long time.   However, the fundamental thinking changed from a requirements-first approach to an agile approach that seeks to fail quickly.

Some thoughts about 737 Max grounding

These are just thoughts that occur to me, a person who has no knowledge about the current realities of the engineering and data collection within the airline industry, but a person who recognize the value of comprehensive data collection, storage, and retrieval from actual operation of advanced designed systems, especially those designs that rely heavily on computer automation and simulation.

Post employment economy

In the presumed post-scarcity world, we get the lifestyle without working, without any income.   In the extreme, the only possibility for compensation for residual jobs is in some form of an investment.   From our modern perspective where income is tied to consumption, income will not be a benefit from working.   The future will be a post-income world.

UBI: version update for USA

At some point, we will need to replace our government.  We have learned a lot over the past two centuries.   We can build a government that takes advantage of post-enlightenment knowledge.   In particular, the philosophy at the founding assumed that the future solutions will come from the current population with the luxury of wealth to finance their pursuits of solution.   We now recognize that many of the most important solutions come from the consumer population who do not have that luxury.   We learned that frequently the people currently with wealth stand in the way of future solutions.

The world of Alita

Assuming a post-scarcity world, the big challenge will be how to satisfy the human need for justice.   At the very least, there will be two systems of justice: one for the wealthy celebrities and another for the rest.   The masses will have very little opportunity to seek justice from the wealthy, especially once democracy is replaced or rendered lame from politics of division of ever smaller identity groups.   Over time (especially over generations), we will learn to satisfy our needs for justice though non-governmental means.