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Technology doesn't help make it easier to raise children, we need to redirect some of the increased GDP from the technological advances of the last century towards raising the next generation.
We've already seen peak oil, hopefully peak coal is coming soon. Chris Hayes points out that people have had trouble adjusting to the fact that technology has finally begun to bring good news, which takes some adjustment after 20 years of bad news. Even Koch Industries is getting into solar and batteries. Rainforest deforestation is down 60% since Lula came into office in Brazil
• Los Altos has finally removed their requirement that developers put up huge poles in the shape of upcoming buildings. Here's a thread explaining the history of this ridiculous requirement.
• Short thread about how the Bing LLM 'Sydney' personality appears to be growing because people are posting their transcripts of their conversations, which it can access with it's search capabilities. More and more it seems like we're living through an AI Slow Takeoff rather than Fast Takeoff.