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Sleepers went back to work

Recently I have been reading Barry Jones’ Sleepers Wake – Technology and the future of work, written in 1982 it foresees a post service work environment, technology will have saved us from much toil and we will need a guaranteed income for all (similar to my Flat Payment) to provide for all those who are not employed with the means …

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What is the purpose of life?

[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][x_columnize]Within this question are other questions that have been asked by people for millennia. What is the meaning of Life? What amounts to a good …

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Consciousness and AI – creating a mind

[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Perhaps to discover what our consciousness is we should try and create an artificial consciousness. So what would we need? We need …

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Driving the Flinders Ranges SA

This film was taken from the front of a VW Passat as I drove the tracks east to west through the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Along the way I encounter emu and kangaroos. Wait the the creek bed which is part of the track, the escarpments are some of the oldest rocks on earth. David Campbell   [GARD]

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Banks do create money from thin air

[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Banks do create credit from nothing but they need to get the money back again to balance their books.[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id=”” class=” ” …

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Jim Sullivan –“UFO”

In 1969 the brilliant and enigmatic singer songwriter Jim Sullivan released what may be a prophetic album UFO. In 2010 a reissue of UFO was released by Light in the Attic an American Reissue label that specializes in obscure albums. The boffins at Light in the Attic spent some time trying to locate the original Master tapes but unfortunately after …

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A personal story of the inter-web – it’s not as old as you think

I just read an article online which stated the internet has been around for 30 years, and for many much shorter. This got me thinking. Thirty years! I don’t think its been around that long.   I’m 41 and can remember playing the first video game “Pong” in black and white on a TV with a brown and white probably …

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Waste

[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”justify-text ” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ element_info=”” type=”1/1″][x_columnize] I just visited my local 7Eleven and something struck a cord. As I went to the counter I noticed the Chinese student …