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Dinner 23 Jun 2021
More believable if anchored to a causal physics model
Racoon + cotton candy video
We need more deabstracted shop talk across disciplines
Material science + manufacturing at the core of human capability (stuff and then making stuff out of the stuff)
Fields go from pre-field -> field -> incremental growth
Looks like an S curve to me
Different research fields are different and those differences change over time
Molten salt reactors
Regulations are all about proliferation risk
Chinese nuclear building
2D vs 3D structures in the body
All the cell bodies are on the surface of the brain which is why it’s all foldy
Many “3D” structures in the body look like tightly folded 2D structures
Is there a biological reason to do most things as folded 2D instead of 3D?
“This would be amazing BUT” list
Titanium would be super cheap in a low oxygen environment
What could we do with super cheap platinum from space mining?
What is expensive just because of energy
“cost” is not an intrinsic property of a thing
Developing intuition around the affordances of nanoscale systems?
Could you create a game thing in the flavor of Kerbal Space program?
Try to minimize self-awareness
Proposition: Ethics is context dependent
Eating meat now may be ok even if in the future it is not ok
A corollary would be that you can’t just back-propagate ethics
Trauma as threats to survival
Kids learning object permanence better with velcro mittens
Libgen is on IPFS
/papers on a blockchain?
Can you just send money to
Yes there is a bitcoin address: 12PCbUDS4ho7vgSccmixKTHmq9qL2mdSns
Fucking hell sci hub’s twitter account is suspended
Curate people based on who gives you energy
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