Robin Hanson

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Name: Robin Hanson
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Dominican Teen Travels to St. Louis for Life-Saving Treatment

ST. LOUIS - When asked about his favorite place in St. Louis, 15-year-old patient Alex Gabriele Mercedes said Busch Stadium. However, that's pretty much the only place outside a hospital he's had time to visit. Alex traveled to St. Louis from the Dominican ... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

First Annual Cognitive Computing Forum Speaker Lineup Includes Professors and Chief Executives

LIGHTNING RELEASES: San Jose, CA (7/16/2014)- DATAVERSITY™ is pleased to announce the complete faculty of , taking place on August 20-21 in San Jose, California. Here is a preview of the group of technologists, researchers, and futurists representing ... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Barron County Junior Livestock Sale

5-5-5-Because You Made A Difference, is the theme of the 2014 Barron County Junior Livestock Show and Sale to celebrate 50 years of impacting 5000 youth and nearing $5 million earned and invested in making a difference for Barron County youth.Fifty years ... [Published Agri View - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

Should we care that Facebook is manipulating us?

Facebook manipulated the emotions of hundreds of thousands of its users, and found that they would pass on happy or sad emotions, it has said. The experiment, for which researchers did not gain specific consent, has provoked criticism from users with ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET.

Nathan Taylor over at Praxtime (via Sean Carroll): A  new paper  using data from  NASA’s Kepler telescope  came out recently, estimating that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor Earth-sized planets. This is a big increase over previous estimates. It’s ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

Transcendence Going Interstellar: How the Singularity Might Revolutionize Interstellar Travel

Andreas Hein, who has appeared in these pages before on the subject of worldships, here speculates about a much different kind of traveling: The uploading of consciousness. Andreas is Deputy Director of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS), ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 13 2014]
First reported May 20 2014 - Updated May 20 2014 - 1 reports

Should Future Generations Have A Vote Now?

by Tracy R. Walsh Arguing that our current political system doesn’t do enough to take the interests of future citizens into account, philosopher Thomas Wells  calls for  10 percent of all votes to be set aside for “trustees” acting in their interests: ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 20 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 14 2014 - 1 reports

Where Are The Aliens? How The ‘Great Filter’ Could Affect Tech Advances In Space

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterKepler-62f, an exoplanet that is about 40% larger than Earth. It’s located about 1,200 light-years from our solar system in the constellation Lyra. Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Calte ... [Published Universe Today - May 13 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 1 reports

Should the Future Get a Vote?

Philosopher Thomas Wells argues that future citizens need the vote today : …future generations must accept whatever we choose to bequeath them, and they have no way of informing us of their values. In this, they are even more helpless than foreigners, ... [Published Marginal Revolution - May 13 2014]
First reported May 02 2014 - Updated May 02 2014 - 1 reports

Does speaking a foreign language make us more utilitarian?

Albert Costa et.al. say yes: Should you sacrifice one man to save five? Whatever your answer, it should not depend on whether you were asked the question in your native language or a foreign tongue so long as you understood the problem. And yet here ... [Published Marginal Revolution - May 02 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Robin Hanson on the real multiplier

Yes doing things now can have good side effects, but unless something changes in the side-effect processes, doing things later should have exactly the same sort of side effects. And because of positive interest rates, you can do more later, and thus ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 2 reports

Rep. Beto O’Rourke on “Constitution-free zones” at the Border; Plus Independents Re-Run Open Thread for “Rise of the Machines”!

There was a lot of quality content on TheIndependents this week, including an interview from the Monday episode with anti-prohibitionist border-districtDemocrat Rep.  BetoO'Rourke  (El Paso):Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comFrom that same ... [Published REASON Online - Mar 29 2014]

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"A complete removal of the primary tumor in his leg was achieved," Dr. Hanson said. "with aggressive chemotherapy, which he was unable to receive in the dominican republic, along with further surgery to remove tumor from his lung, we believe he has an excellent chance for survival and cure."

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Dominican Teen Travels to St. Louis for Life-Sa... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
First Annual Cognitive Computing Forum Speaker ... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Jul 16 2014]
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Barron C... [Published Agri View - Jul 01 2014]
Should we care that Facebook is manipulating us? [Published Marginal Revolution - Jun 29 2014]
Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 28 2014]
The Fermi Paradox [Published Huffington Post - Jun 17 2014]
Transcendence Going Interstellar: How the Singu... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 13 2014]
Should Future Generations Have A Vote Now? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 20 2014]
Has Medicaid succeeded?, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - May 18 2014]
Where Are The Aliens? How The ‘Great Filter’ Co... [Published Universe Today - May 13 2014]
Should the Future Get a Vote? [Published Marginal Revolution - May 13 2014]
Does speaking a foreign language make us more u... [Published Marginal Revolution - May 02 2014]
The wisdom of Scott Sumner [Published Marginal Revolution - May 01 2014]
How to read (any book like) Capital in the Twen... [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 20 2014]
Robin Hanson on the real multiplier [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 14 2014]
Obamacare’s Legal and Practical Tribulations La... [Published Hit & Run - Mar 30 2014]
Rep. Beto O’Rourke on “Constitution-free zones”... [Published REASON Online - Mar 29 2014]
Rep. Beto O’Rourke on “Constitution-free zones”... [Published Hit & Run - Mar 29 2014]
What should you talk about? [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 26 2014]
Lucy Kellaway on advice [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 17 2014]
Assorted links [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 15 2014]
Why blame only the Republicans? [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 11 2014]
A Standard Utopia [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Feb 26 2014]
Culmination in the Large [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Feb 26 2014]
Practical gradualism vs. moral absolutism, for ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Feb 16 2014]
The Intolerant State [Published REASON Online - Nov 11 2013]
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Should we care that Facebook is manipulating us? [Published Marginal Revolution - Jun 29 2014]
Facebook manipulated the emotions of hundreds of thousands of its users, and found that they would pass on happy or sad emotions, it has said. The experiment, for which researchers did not gain specific consent, has provoked criticism from users with ...
Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 28 2014]
Nathan Taylor over at Praxtime (via Sean Carroll): A  new paper  using data from  NASA’s Kepler telescope  came out recently, estimating that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor Earth-sized planets. This is a big increase over previous estimates. It’s ...
Transcendence Going Interstellar: How the Singu... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 13 2014]
Andreas Hein, who has appeared in these pages before on the subject of worldships, here speculates about a much different kind of traveling: The uploading of consciousness. Andreas is Deputy Director of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS), ...
Should Future Generations Have A Vote Now? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 20 2014]
by Tracy R. Walsh Arguing that our current political system doesn’t do enough to take the interests of future citizens into account, philosopher Thomas Wells  calls for  10 percent of all votes to be set aside for “trustees” acting in their interests: ...
Has Medicaid succeeded?, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - May 18 2014]
Fifty years ago America spent about 8% of GDP on "national defense" and 0% of GDP on Medicaid. By 2015 spending on both programs is forecast to be about 3% of GDP (roughly $540 billion--including the state portion of the program.) That's a big change ...
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