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  • How Data Brokers Profit from the Data We Create

    Data brokering is estimated to generate more than $200 billion of annual revenue, none of which goes to the creators of the data. In an industry that is largely unregulated, brokers sell text and image data to marketers and law enforcement.

  • Four Questions for OpenAI’s Mission to Benefit All of Humanity

    OpenAI’s release of the popular and powerful GPT-3 and GPT-4 technology has sparked global discussion about its benefits and risks. We propose four questions to help align the technology with OpenAI’s mission that it “benefits all of humanity.”

  • Trading in Belief and Government Debts That Will Never Be Repaid

    With no foreseeable way to raise $31 trillion in cash to repay the U.S. national debt, the future depends on sustained belief in the country’s potential. What can be done to address threats to belief and ensure creditworthiness, so buyers of new debts will continue to replace maturing debts?

  • The Capitalist’s Incomplete Account of Time

    Our capitalist system records no value for a customer’s time. How would transactions turn out if there was an accounting for time? Here’s an example of an airline ticket that would never have been sold, and 24 hours of time that would never have been lost.

  • Inflation is a function of belief

    Inflation and the electric future

    As electric vehicles rapidly become future reality, is there a better way to measure inflation and future interest rates without exposure to spikes in gasoline prices? When gasoline vehicles face obsolescence in 2035, we consider a different way of measuring inflation.

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    David Bohm: A Quantum of Truth 

    Bohm was a proponent of the “pilot wave” interpretation of quantum mechanics. There is much about the operation of the universe at the quantum realm – a quantum being the smallest bit of energy that can cause change or be changed – that we do not understand.

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