Some, at least, are worth mentioning. How good they really are is debatable. But I generally like most of those, described below.
- Fashion, says Jim, is upstream of everything. One picks his ideas according to what is high status and that’s that. In the Soviet Union being a Christian wasn’t high status, but in the today Russia, it is. It is not a question of how you deliberate and ponder about the Holy Trinity or any other Orthodox Christianity/politics/science stuff, because you can’t do much pondering anyway. You just use your status perceiving as a proxy when idea shopping. Jim says, now we have a transition into more “ancient regime” or aristocratic, Trumpetian fashion, which is easy to spot and difficult to imitate. A situation as it was centuries ago.
- Jordan Peterson says, that no matter if you are a male lobster or a male human, you are born into this serotonin driven male hierarchy as the most important environmental determinant. Girls have their own status piramide, a bit different than boys, but basically, we are all in this. He also says that we got our exceptional eyesight thanks to snakes and fruits. We had to see what was good fruit and where a snake was crawling. Eve’s legend is very much about this.
- A friend of a friend of mine has an idea where instead of fracking, you put some special bacteria deep down into the Earth’s crust to eat all the methane there. In the process, those bacteria would produce electricity which you pick up by a cable and bring to the surface. Fracking version II, or “electricity fracking”.
- It’s a good time to be dead now, and alive much later when the Universe will be much colder. Then, the amount of computing available will be many orders of magnitude greater. Every second then will count for a trillion or so current ages of the Universe now. Save for the future, they say.
- Use Neural Networks for everything! They say that if you don’t know how to solve any solvable problem by using NN’s now, don’t worry, those networks will soon be able to do it. Or eventually. Who thought that they could learn to play Super Mario and Go that well.
- Imagine, that agrumes like lemons, oranges, and more than 20 others suddenly died out. What an annoying disaster that would be! A luck of the same magnitude (but with the opposite sign, of course) – would be rubitia. An unknown family of fruits, as broad as agrumes, obtainable with genetic tampering with bananas or apples or something. We don’t know how to do it yet, but one day we will. The eatable universe is also huge.
- Immutable databases, where no record is ever deleted or even edited, only new are added. Information is too valuable to erase. Erase nothing, from now on! The same goes for RAM. Never overwrite a bit! When you absolutely must do that, save it first to the immutable database. And blockchain everything, too!
- The human history is a cycle. Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.
- There is a problem with some nova star far, far away, but in this Galaxy. When it had exploded back in 2003, or there about, it was just a nova. A decade later, its remains travel apparently (much) faster than light. They say that everything is under control because this is only an illusion. I can understand the alleged effect reasonably well, but I am only 99% sure that it is really the case.
- A few days ago, I caught a folk song on the radio. “A poor sinful soul has died and gone to loudly knock on Heaven’s door and nobody heard her knocking. So she went to very cautiously knock on Hell’s door also. Satan heard her immediately.”