Stages of civilization measured by scripts they use

My point here is that life has access to level of literacy that humans have yet to achieve, and may never achieve. We enjoy our current prosperity with too much confidence that it will last forever. We have no permanent record of how we got this to work. Once we collapse, our predecessors may never be able to anything more than scavenge through our ruins. They would be as likely to rediscover how to make megalithic monuments as to rediscover how to create modern life, and that likelihood is near zero.

Dark nothing, dark data’s blind spot

There is a benefit to opening our processes to the possibility that the reality may be changing, where the changing is from an evolving intelligence or even from a plethora of competing intelligences that have transitions of power much like our political systems. Admitting dark data into our algorithms blinds us to this possibility, especially when we allow dark data to have priority over observations.

Revenge of the data: COVID19 vs health care science

The data exposes a flaw in our medical systems being unrealistically pessimistic about health risks, and about natural immunity capabilities. Our medical systems are overreacting out of a systemic hysteria of the entire discipline that increasingly believes that each day is the first day of the end of the world. In the particular disciplines of virology and epidemiology, the data raises serious doubts about whether these sciences are correct and mature enough to drive public policy. The evidence of this years experience points to these disciplines not being deserving of belonging to science.

On masks, face shields, and vaccines: humans becoming extraterrestrials

The image reminds me of extra-terrestrial aliens in space suits walking in an alien world that has some kind of toxic atmosphere.   These are humans.   This is no longer their planet.   They are temporarily stranded on this alien world and hope that science will bring in their rescue ships, probably in the form of some kind of consciousness upload into an Internet cloud.

An upper limit to the number of vaccines

Vaccination works by using the body’s natural immune response systems.   The history of the evolution is that any particular individual would only encounter a few viruses that it would need to find an immune response to.   We should worry that there is an upper limit of the number of immunities that the body can have at the same time.

Identifying the vulnerable

Why are the very young more resilient to this disease.   Among their traits is an unawareness of various topics outside their immediate lives.   They have not been educated to learn these topics, and their attention is not drawn to them even if they were able to learn them.   These topics include politics and suspicions of what other groups may be plotting against them.

RNA virus luck

many other viruses have the exact same luck and have been getting away with this sequence of lucky moves for eons.   It just makes me wonder whether viral accommodation by cells is a part of normal biology of a species for some greater goal that outweighs even the survival of the individual.

Intelligent Design may be by a Villain

Given what we see in nature, we have good moral reasons to hope that evolution is unintelligent and that accidents can result in excellent designs.  If a superior intelligence is responsible for these advanced designs, then we would have to ask what we should do if it turns out that this superior designer is actually a villain.

Technology vs Biology

This is just a possible scenario of a synergy between humans and automation technology.   We need technology for its mastery of the time-domain.   Technology depends on us for survival due to our biologic advantages of solving problems in time-volume or in a frequency domain.