Category Archives: expansive future

The Universe is Infinite: Economic Growth is Forever*

Since Dawn of History: Humans Discover Opportunity and Growth Human progress and economic growth followed a natural — but bumpy and uneven — track. Agriculture led to surplus wealth, cities, specialisation of labour, and trade. Despite thousands of years of … 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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Nihilists and Doomers Come Cheap and Stupid; Competent Optimists Have to Know Something

… pessimism is self-defeating. It feeds on itself, promoting paralysis and more pessimism. It’s a dead end. __ Source The Human Future Could Be Grand if We Would Let it Be “As time passes, in the main the human condition … Continue reading

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Building a Positive Future Instead of Tearing it Down

We have discovered through hard trial and error that a society without a sense of larger purpose drifts into nihilism and despair. __ ColonyofCommodus To build a future, people must have a sense of purpose — “a larger purpose” than … Continue reading

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Some Reasons for High vs. Low Innovation Levels

Society needs to incorporate certain characteristics in order to get the most of its potential for innovation: Open and non-discriminatory market access and foreign direct investment policies; Science and R&D policies that spur innovation; Openness to domestic competition and new … Continue reading

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Opening Up Space for Business

Space Civilisation Needs Infrastructure, Supply Chains, Logistics, Financing, Viable Business Plans If you want humanity to develop a space-faring civilization, you need to understand that space should be a free-market frontier and entrepreneurs should lead the way! Start by reorienting … Continue reading

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Immortality via 3D Bioprinting, for the Compleat Survivor

3D printing is opening several promising doors into a future of near-infinite possibilities. One of the most important skills to learn for the more wise and intelligent prepper-survivors is the ability to print useful tools and replacement parts in 3D, … Continue reading

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52 Year Old 47 Billion Dollar Man Imagines a Larger Future in Space

“Our ultimate vision is millions of people living and working in space,” Bezos said during a rare, 30-minute interview in Florida with reporters after the Blue Origin announcement. __ NBF quoting an earlier Yahoo article. The “almost 50 billion dollar … Continue reading

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Advanced Nuclear Reactors: The Future of Large-Scale Energy

Nuclear Power Evolving: Safer, Cleaner, More Reliable, More Affordable An Exciting Time to be a Nuclear Power Engineer “As a professor, now is a very exciting time to be in nuclear engineering. The students in the program haven’t been around … Continue reading

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Future Materials Medleys: Metals, Ceramics, Carbons

Humans have made clever use of metals and ceramics for thousands of years. Carbons — coal, graphite, diamond etc. — have likewise found human use for thousands of years. But it is only recently that humans have begun to learn … Continue reading

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Making Government Unnecessary: Brew Your Own Drugs and Chemicals at Home

Automated Molecular Synthesis vs. Biosynthesis of Drugs The image above displays Martin Burke’s molecule-making machine. It is capable of automated chemical synthesis, sometimes described as a “3D Printer for Chemicals.” The machine is meant to facilitate the automated synthesis of … Continue reading

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Robot Revolution? The Disruptive Potential Cannot be Overstated

The Pentagon already deploys 11,000 UAVs and over 12,000 ground robots. Don’t be surprised if they’re the ones that save the day when the next big disaster strikes. __ http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/the-rise-of-military-robot-rd-a-global-phenomenon/ The U.S. military is interested in the use of robots … Continue reading

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Printing a Bridge to the 22nd Century

The End of Government as We Know It What will atomic-level 3D printing mean? The end of poverty The creation of abundance & utopia The end of crime through the removal of greed End of financial and resource driven wars … Continue reading

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Ingenious Nuclear Energy for an Abundant and Expansive Human Future

Molten salt reactors, however, are fundamentally different from conventional nuclear reactors. MSRs use a liquid fuel, whereas conventional reactors use a solid fuel – and MSRs operate at atmospheric pressure, whereas conventional reactors are highly pressurized. “The ability to operate … Continue reading

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