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Poor Man's CIA -- Updated 2018/4/3 Back to Snerx -- Contact us on our official Discord. ====================================================================================== This page is a resource list for macro-analysis of the world. A breakdown of how all this comes together, with potential problems and fixes, are given in the most effective resource list I can amalgamate. This page will be periodically updated. ====================================================================================== :: Macro-Analysis and Research ::
Abstracts and Country Cloche.CIA World Factbook - Constantly updated abstracts of every nation on the planet. Text/low bandwith version of the site. Zip downloads of the entire factbook archive. Historical Geopolitical Research and Overviews.Our World in Data - Research and data visualization. • World Bank Open Data - Free and open access to global development data. World Bank's search page for country overviews. The World Bank's databases. World development indicators. International debt statistics. Search particular studies in the Central Microdata Catalog. • Data USA - Research and data visualization of America. • Data Africa - Research and data visualization of Africa. • Optimized Listening - Visualization and forecasting of news and social media. • Maltego - Advanced data mining software for graphing and link analysis. Historical Economic Research and Overviews.Observatory of Economic Complexity - Data visualization of international trade. OEC's Economic Complexity Rankings of countries. OEC's Atlas of Economic Complexity, research on ECI by country. • Global Competitiveness Reports - 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, & 17. • Global Financial Data Finaeon - Research and deep-data analysis web-end. GFD's global history of currencies. • FinVis - Data visualization for stocks, ETFs, and forex. • US Debt Clock - Visualization of all US debt. • World Debt Clock - Visualization of all world debt. • Coin360 - Data visualization for cryptocurrencies similar to FinVis. MilSim.US military spending and deployment. • Global Militarization Index. • Total counts of military personnel by country. • Total counts of military equipment by country. • US military base distribution. • Notes on individual US bases. • West Point's atlas' of war - Maps of major invasions and battles. • List of countries and dependencies by number of police officers. • Drone Survival Guide - List of military aerial drones globally deployed. • Simple visualization for the number of nukes each country has. • List of military branches by country. - Realtime 3D map of objects in orbit around Earth. • CRWG - Advising/training for reporting in hostile environments.
:: Overview of The World ::
Who runs the planet based on family political and economic ties. How the wealth of Earth is distributed (fiat currency, hard assets, stocks, etc.). How the wealth of the USA is distributed. How stock exchanges are distributed on Earth. Who the 200 wealthiest individuals of Earth are. How the 50 most wealthy individuals of Earth are distributed. Democratic rankings of countries by The Economist 2006-2017. Educational ranking of countries by PISA in 2015. World population growth (humanity is a bubble). Population Growth from 1950 to 2013 and 2050 projected by The Economist. The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator, and property owner in existence, with more wealth than any other Government, Institution, or Bank in the world. If they paid taxes last year, they could have funded the end for world hunger seven times over. Prescription drugs now kill more people in the US than heroin and cocaine combined. Livestock uses 30% of the Earth's entire land surface and agriculture is 18% of GHG.
:: Most Influential Living Minds ::
Ranking these is difficult and the scaling used (effect on institutions) is not an all-encompassing measurement of heavy productive minds. All in this list have had an incredibly enormous effect on the world of academia or think tanks, or intellectual organizations limited by IQ, etcetera. These are all objectively large-minded people with large spheres of effect, but that being said the list is nowhere near exhaustive. A: Ai Weiwei, Amartya Sen, Andrew Wiles B: Brian Greene C: Craig Venter D: Daniel Dennett, David Chalmers, Demetrios Christodoulou E: Edward Witten, Elias Corey, Elon Musk (lol) F: Freeman Dyson G: George Church, Grigori Perelman J: Jurgen Habermas K: Kenneth Thompson L: Larry Page, Leonard Susskind M: Markus Gabriel, Max Tegmark, Michio Kaku, Miguel Alcubierre, Moxie Marlinspike N: Nick Bostrom, Noam Chomsky P: Peter Higgs, Peter Ludlow, Peter Sloterdijk R: Richard Hamilton, Richard Stallman S: Saul Kripke, Slavoj Zizek, Stephan Wolfram, Stephen Hawking T: Terence Tao, Thomas Nagel On The Fence: Joe Rogan (hundreds of long-form interviews with academics) Banksy (subject of academic study; greatest influence on the contemporary art world) Gabe Newell (the subject of much study; innovator in the gaming industry) John Carmack (because you were all upset that Gaben made the list)
:: Culturally Predictive and Proscriptive Texts ::
Well-curated list of cypherpunk/crypto-anarchist research and work. Ideologically projective texts.Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut. • The Right to Read by Richard Stallman. • Cypherpunk Manifesto by Eric Hughes. • The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto by Timothy May. Framework-progenerate texts.Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias by Peter Ludlow. • Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford. • The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. • Industrial Society And Its Future by Theodore Kaczynski. • Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington (culture politics post-cold war). • The Prospect of Immortality by Robert Ettinger, the inventor of cryonics. • The Theory of Interstellar Trade by Paul Krugman (FTL differential economics). Critiques on both sides.Richard Stallman’s Disjoined Realism And Frozen Belief System by Actrons. • The Concerns of a Surveillance State Within a Market Economy by Actrons. • Worse Than Useless, a short lecture by Andreas Antonopolous. • Money As A System Of Control, a short lecture by Andreas Antonopolous. • Separation of Money and State, a response by Andreas Antonopolous. • Crypto-Anarchy lecture(s) by Cody Wilson.
:: Transhumanist/Futurist/Automation Stuff ::
Because technology trends extend further into the future than just a single year. The standard frameworks for projections of technologies and society into the future. The Artilect War, a research paper on future technologies that sparked much debate. The 10,000 genes directly correlated to cognitive growth, and why we should use them. The legal process is starting to be fully automated (and for free) with Lawbots. Automated home farming, spawning a new wave of Farmbots. Potential job loses due to automation of industries in the near (50 year) future. Data storage capacities growing exponentially with genetic storage. Example of a potential cognitive enhancing neurotrophic factor. There have been a lot of articles like this recently, talking about the need for UBI. Our space history on an interactive timeline, the Russians were first to most of it. Things you can do with your brand new google eyes. North Sense is a cybernetic device that gives you polar sensory perception. Babelfish-esk universal portable translators now exist. We need not fear the machines, rather we ought to fear the humans who control them. The perils of VR are not of potential addiction, but of potential insecurity.
:: Miscellaneous Stuff ::
Bitcoin's transaction and store-of-value superiority. Bitcoin's performance - best performing currency of 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.