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Poor Man's CIA World Factbook -- Version 1.3.5 -- Updated 2018/1/23 Back to Snerx -- Contact us on our official Discord. ====================================================================================== This page details the human condition as inherited by the contemporary generation, a breakdown of how all this comes together, and potential fixes, in the most effective resource list I can amalgamate. A lot more content will be added here. Statements will be made that you might not agree with, statistics and such, we are not your personal army, so if you disagree, do your own research and contact us on our discord. ====================================================================================== :: 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 ranking of countries by Economist Intelligence Unit in 2012. Educational ranking of countries by PISA in 2013. 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. The Money Project has a bunch more infographics on this stuff if you're into that.
:: Potential Fixes and Miscellaneous Stuff ::
The Harrison Bergeron story by Kurt Vonnegut, jocularly detailing egalitarianism. Bitcoin's transaction and store-of-value superiority. Bitcoin's performance history - best performing currency of 2013, 2015, and 2016.
:: 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. Nootropics & Cognitive Supplements: Alpha Brain (Alpha GPC, AC-11), KetoCaNa, MTC Oil. 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.
:: 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. Just because everyone had a fit about Dick Dawkins not being on the list, I'm not adding him. He's primarily known for his anti-theistic work, the majority of which is poor argumentation that first-year logicicians can invalidate. Stay mad sophists.
Ai Weiwei Amartya Sen Andrew Wiles Brian Greene Craig Venter Daniel Dennett David Chalmers Demetrios Christodoulou Edward Witten Elias Corey Elon Musk (meh) Freeman Dyson George Church Grigori Perelman Jordan B. Peterson Jurgen Habermas Kenneth Thompson Larry Page Leonard Susskind Markus Gabriel Max Tegmark Michio Kaku Miguel Alcubierre Moxie Marlinspike Nick Bostrom Noam Chomsky Peter Higgs Peter Sloterdijk Richard Hamilton Richard Stallman Saul Kripke Slavoj Zizek Stephan Wolfram Stephen Hawking Terence Tao Thomas Nagel On The Fence: Joe Rogan (hundreds of long-form interviews with many academics, as well as innovating the field of comedy) Banksy (subject of higher study in academia with the greatest influence in the contemporary art world) Gabe Newell (again, the subject of much study, and an innovator in the gaming industry) John Carmack (because you were all upset that Gaben made the list)