Monthly Archives: October 2018

Flying Bugout Vehicle to Escape Zombie Apocalypse

Escaping the City When TSHTF in TEOTWAWKI The Surefly copter by Workhorse Group Inc. is an 8-propellor hybrid-electric personal VTOL that you can keep at home, in case of emergencies. Safety features include a ballistic parachute, a 5 minute dedicated … Continue reading

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China is Riding the Storm Better than Russia

China’s Economic Slump Less Dangerous Than Russia’s Like the United States after the Great Financial Crisis in 2008, a Chinese financial crisis will lead to a nasty recession but not an economic collapse. GDP growth will likely recover after a … Continue reading

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Making Ocean Deserts Bloom in Barebone Seasteads

Most of the Ocean’s life clings to the shallower water over the continental shelves. That is where the food supplies are found. The middle of the ocean tends to be a desert, with only scant sea life to be found. … Continue reading

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Seastead Evolution Reloaded

Seasteading is the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, called seasteads, outside the territory claimed by any government. The term is a combination of the words sea and homesteading. No one has yet created a structure on the high … Continue reading

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Americans Plan to Populate Space with Billions of People

First you must develop reliable and affordable ways to reach outer space. Then you must find ways to make activity in space profitable. Then you must put skilled and resourceful human beings in space to provide vision and oversight for … Continue reading

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Can Social Justice Build an Abundant and Expansive Future?

Here at Al Fin, we often describe “an abundant and expansive human future,” sometimes referred to as The Next Level. “The Next Level” is a prosperous and open-ended future which will be created by “next level humans.” “Next level humans” … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News

Good News: World Keeps Not Ending According to the loudest prognosticators of the past few centuries, the world should not exist. Our ancestors should have died in uncounted fiery religious conflagrations. The planet should have been destroyed by nuclear apocalypse, … Continue reading

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Columbus Brought Peace to the Violent Americas

Before Europeans arrived in the Americas, tribal warfare and human torture/sacrifice was widespread. The high rates of homicide in Latin American nations can seem shocking to observers, until they consider that before Columbus opened the door to Europeans, the Americas … Continue reading

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You Want to Cry About Inequality? I’ll Give You Something to Cry About

Think About a World Where the Rich are Immortal The big consolation of the poor throughout history was that okay, these rich people, they have it good, but they’re going to die just like me. But think about the world, … Continue reading

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Diane Feinstein Fears for Virtue of Humanoid Robots

Notice: Parts of the article below contain satirical material. Senator Diane Feinstein Warns Against Sexual Abuse of Robots! In a recent press conference Senator Feinstein noted that in Japan, humanoid robots are already being used as office receptionists and waitresses. … Continue reading

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Why President Trump is Determined to Spank Chairman Xi

Update: China’s Great Leap Backward China Enters a Stage of Vulnerability Here are some vulnerabilities, all of them affecting China’s economy and the Communist dictatorship’s ability to project power. Corruption challenges the dictatorship’s legitimacy. Managing the complex economy and addressing … Continue reading

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