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    Sports and videogames

    Games for senator selection One way to evaluate the mental abilities of people is to use strategy games. Unfortunately with strategy games a very big factor is how much time you have invested/spent/wasted on it so in order to actually test mental abilities you should give the parties equal time...
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    About covid-19 lockdowns

    China is still pursuing covid-zero China is still doing draconian lockdowns, is the omicron variant really that dangerous? These lockdowns might not even be needed for covid-zero given how effective FFP3 masks are. CCP screwed up by recommending "surgical masks or better" even though these...
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    Elite rule

    Why you don't want an adversarial legal system Having people sue each other and pay for lawyers will result in a lot of resources being used for legal matters instead of actually making society as a whole better, this is especially the case if the loser is likely to have to pay for the legal...
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    Sports and videogames

    How to game in moderation The main thing you have to do is to avoid titles that require time a lot of time, especially perpetual online games where you maintain a career there. You also need to shift your focus towards accomplishing things in the real-world, set up goals for yourself and try to...
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    Sports and videogames

    Ranked competitive gaming One issue with many online games is that new players will be completely dominated while old players has a massive advantage, this is especially true if you can get advantage of other players by getting stuff not available to all players by default (such as a better...
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    Sports and videogames

    Does videogames actually make the brain better? You want to improve your mental abilities in general instead of just gaining skills specific to one task. Sure you improve at the game you are playing but what about other games? Research does suggest that the improvement is general and not...
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    Sports and videogames

    What drives people to play videogames The main driving factor is of course the dopamine kick people often get out of playing some engaging game. Games are designed to trick the reward system of your brain into thinking you are making progress in your life when in reality you are not actually...
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    The ideal society

    Giving people a sense of purpose in a modern society A sense of purpose is not neccessarily something people have to find for themselves, it's something we can give to people similar to how dogs are often given specific tasks and this is often predetermined when the dog is born. We can do...
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    The ideal society

    Issues with the Unabomber manifesto While it is very convincing you can spot various issues with it. There is zero good evidence for that, what has happened is a gradual loosening of the criteria for depression. There is no good evidence that antidepressants are any better than placebo long...
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    A Decade Past Reflection: I Was On The Right Path After All

    As ted Kaczynski explained in his manifesto one society cannot actually unilaterally de-industrialize since then they will be put at a severe disadvantage in the competition against other societies. Societal survival of the fittest will force us to progress and this will involve technologies...
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    Elite rule

    Types of elite rule There are 5 types of pure elite rule Tiny: 5 to 14 senators small: 15 to 48 senators medium: 49 to 189 senators large: 190 to 999 senators gradual: a single person can have multiple senate seats
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    The ideal society

    What technology should be allow on earth? While it may at first seem like advanced technology allow people to live better lives the reality if often very different from that. http://besser.tsoa.nyu.edu/howard/Anarchism/Unabom/manifesto2.html With a single strong world government we would...
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    Societal survival of the fittest

    Societal survival of the fittest as a great filter? So far when we have looked at the rest of the universe we have not found any good sign of life, everything outside earth appears to be completely dead, if there are other civilizations out there we cannot see that. Could it be the case that...
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    The ideal society

    Focus on space exploration Humans naturally desire some important purpose in life and this can be working to advance humanity letting us colonize other planets. This would of course be extremely difficult but even if it has just 1% chance of being successful it should still be done. We would...
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    The ideal society

    How to we resolve the sex/gender issues? Having 2 sexes with different characteristics will naturally lead to a lot of social tension, many people will feel like they are treated unfairly because of their sex. Currently the option available is medical transition but that does not actually let...
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