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Way off topic, but synthetic meat isn't really necessary. Most of what we grow is inedible for humans: we throw away at least 60% of all the grass crops (wheat, corn, rice...) and a fair bit of root vegetable leaf. All of that is consumable by insects, some of which are amazingly efficient at turning carbohydrates into fat and protein, and chickens turn insects and scrap leaves into very high quality protein. Pigs do a good job too. The only process that could be more efficient is the direct processing of insects to acceptable human food.
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXYg-qt4OCcComing Soon: A Post-Cow World - Precision FermentationQuoteWe are on the cusp of a major disruption in how we feed ourselves. This video is a quick summary of a report from RethinkX on where agriculture is headed over the next decade, and it's mind blowing!
We are on the cusp of a major disruption in how we feed ourselves. This video is a quick summary of a report from RethinkX on where agriculture is headed over the next decade, and it's mind blowing!
So. Are you your body? And if so, how exactly does this work? Lets explore lots of confusing questions.
Are you a left-brained person or a right-brained person? Spoiler: You're neither. Each of us uses both sides of our brain for most of what we do. But still, there are a number of brain functions that do show lateralization, where they are localized to one side or another. Why is this? And how does it influence our definition of consciousness? People with "split brains" can help us figure it out.
Does the soul exist? Does science prove the soul or disprove it? Explore the oddest clinical cases in the world of neuroscience that raise some very interesting questions about the soul.
It's time to explore a big question while we watch a ciliate go through its last moments.
Death is inevitable and mysterious, even in the microcosmos. Stentors, heliozoans, and yes, even tardigrades, experience death in many different ways.
1. It is morally good to do stuff that you would like others to do to you or that you would do to your nearest and dearest. You can be prosecuted for failing to render obvious assistance to someone in immediate danger. Problem with human rights legislation is that everyone's right is someone else's duty, which is why the EU is a Bad Thing. But whilst helping the obvious acute case is morally good, not intentionally seeking out people in distress is not morally bad because we quickly run into questions of judgement: what do we mean by "better off"? I have two televisions and a crippling mortgage, you have no TV but own your house: who pays whom?
Nice guy, but the problems aren't particularly difficult.
The difference between us seems to be that you are convinced there is, must be or should be a universal goal to which all actions should be directed, but I evaluate every action in terms of its first or second order effect on other living things i.e. the living environment "as is".
But you are presuming that a universal morality could or should exist, and that whatever you determine the goal to be, should be equally and totally acceptable to every living or dead thing that ever existed. That's a fine Buddhist attitude, but nothing that would please a malaria parasite, would please me.
Imagine that you are an AGI that exists thousands of years from now. Between human and mosquito, which one do you think is most likely to bring you into existence?
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 04/04/2021 09:15:37Imagine that you are an AGI that exists thousands of years from now. Between human and mosquito, which one do you think is most likely to bring you into existence?Which one gave birth to Pol Pot, or voted for Donald Trump?