Humans are masters of adaptation

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If you were to think about the one thing that makes people special, what would it be? I would say the ability to adapt makes us the most interesting of species. The dolphins are probably wiser, the cheetah if faster, the gorilla is stronger, and the tardigrade is tougher. But there is no species more capable of adaptation than we …

Welcome to the machine?

Ed Park, MD #PhilanthropyFridays, dr ed park Leave a Comment

There is no firewall or proxy that will ever protect us from ourselves because our consciousness is based on the emergent properties of trillions of cells and neuro-endocrine networks resonating along with god-knows-what. We need LESS computational power with fewer connections until we can master two contradictory ideas:

1) There is no truth that is not arbitrary and subjective

2) Truth and ethics must be driven by consistency and largely independent of agenda