Some level of TRUST is absolutely required for any kind of non-hostile relationship.
TRUST can have different levels, ranging from very little to nearly absolute.
TRUST needs to be mutual but doesn’t need to be equal both ways.
TRUST is ‘mined’ by getting it from others – from relationships, services, acts of kindness etc. Usually for a good reason.
TRUST is more or less directly connected with the quality of life.
TRUST is nonfungible – as one coming from someone TRUSTed a lot is much more valuable than one coming from someone who’s not trusted.
TRUST is personal – TRUST of person A is not the same as TRUST of person B.
TRUST can be lost/revoked easily. Usually for a good reason.
TRUST can’t be spent – the benefits are coming from accumulating it from others.
Finding the optimal form for the function. With the additional score for beauty.
I have a hypothesis that maybe the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter used to be a planet that blew up. Maybe proto-humans lived there and for them Mars and Earth was what Mars is for us now – a potential escape place? They could have spaceship/spaceships orbiting the Earth around the equator until they run out of fuel/energy.
I read that some researches claim that it’s impossible, because the total mass of the belt is too little to form a planet. I find it quite ridiculous as I assume that if planet has exploded it could lose majority of it’s mass by:
Because of stress buildup and my constant overthinking of problems we have and may face soon as a species (like using robots and AI on a huge scale and in warfare) while paying way too much attention to petty fights and arguments.
Sure, most would tell that they’re living their lives based on science/facts/truth, but at the same time the average person has no:
to actually even think a bit deeper about life in general. Most just assume that the information around is proven/reliable/true. And I would say that such assumptions are nothing more than faith.
Majorly? Yes. I’m not the first one to see that – I’m aware, but surely I’m one of the first ones to see it.
btw. I can totally see that one of these days there will be a headline about a hooker (or sex worker) selling NFT of for example – a blowjob.
People only tend to show off the new things they obtain – a new house, car, gadget. Why? It’s not unique, everybody does that, most of the things are mass-produced and obtained by millions. It’s easy to get new things. You just need to do what everybody does, work more. Exchange your unique lifespan for soulless things. The vast majority only wants to have more – ending up being unhappy if they can’t get what they want. Wouldn’t it be easier to just turn around and start walking the other way? To try to need fewer things? Sure you probably want now a lot of things – a new phone, clothes, car, house etc. but how much of it do you really need?
Sure, there’s a lot of ads and general forces which are trying hard to get you to want all those things because that’s how companies are making money. But it’s not an excuse until you still can make a decision in the end. It’s your choice to compel. Is it really making you happy? And if not, why don’t you try something different for once:
Next time when you post something on the Internet – instead of showing something new you got to choose the oldest thing you have – something that’s been with you for years maybe decades even. Something important for you, something which brings back memories, something you could have easily replaced but didn’t – a part of what makes you, you.
If it was the other way around we’d have put much more consequences on littering/pollution and we’d have much more respect for people who are working in maintaining/restoring the order.
The biggest problem to solve in both is:
I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, but I can’t find any good idea for a good, secure yet effortless system for proving identity. One which would allow assigning a deed to a person without any doubt.
Funnily/scarily the more I thought about it the more it became a philosophical topic rather than just a strictly technological one. Both online and offline the best one I could come up with (and the most commonly used one) is one with a shared unique secret – which is basically a password.
For example, how would you know that that the person you know the best (which isn’t you) is really them and not a clone/android?
Most likely you’d need to come up with some piece of knowledge that only you and the real person would know and a doppelganger wouldn’t. But there are huge problems with this:
This is quite terrifying that we’re mostly relying on a system that is flawed like that.
That’s the conundrum – I’m sure beyond doubt that each and every person is unique on many levels (fingerprints, retina, heartbeat, handwriting etc.) – yet we haven’t devised any way/tool to use it effortlessly and globally to our advantage/security (and which couldn’t be stolen/forged or used against us).
I predict that someone who’ll solve this problem will at least become very famous (if not very rich).
Sounds good as an idea, but wouldn’t it be an end of a species?
Your time, life, well-being and future is at stake with every action you take (or not take).
Almost devoid of: