Love the John von Neumann paper linked. Thank you

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For what it's worth, I tried the Progress Forum. It seemed like a good idea at first.

But after a bit I let it go when it became clear that the culture of that forum wasn't going to be able to understand that unless we figure out some way to deal with violent men (an admittedly huge challenge) the idea of future progress is most likely a myth.

This may sound like hysterical alarmist speculation at first, until we remind ourselves that the machinery for collapsing this civilization is already in place, ready to go on a moment's notice. It could happen this afternoon. Everyone will say they already know this, but if we did, we wouldn't be talking about every other topic under the sun instead.

The marriage between violent men and the knowledge explosion is unsustainable. Until we get that, there's not much point in talking about progress.

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