Exit Strategies, Survivalism and the Prospect of Superintelligence

offplanet-colony-dyson-sphereIll. Cosmic Megastructure
Could We Build a Dyson Sphere? – Popular Mechanics

Is the western world running out of moves on the grand chess board? Diplomacy, free trade agreements , open borders, quantitative easing, peace keeping forces, military interventions and covert arms dealings have been for nothing? So it seems.

The current critical situation across the planet should be a great time for anyone concerned about survivalism to practice their skills. Get your bug-out bag ready and fill up that panic room with canned food, clean water and tons of ammo! Seriously, are we really out of options?

Building the appropriate security apparatus in a turbulent world

There is plenty of time to build resilient societies, space colonies, underground bunkers, nanobiotech shields against contagious diseases, supervolcanoes and malevolent super-intelligence.

Man-made quakes shake the ground less than natural ones : Nature
Is Iceland’s Next Volcanic Eruption About to Happen? – Scientific American
Inside California’s $7.5 billion drought-survival plan – New Scientist
Using Nanoparticles to Fight Ebola Virus – IEEE Spectrum
Mutant poliovirus caused Republic of Congo outbreak in 2010 – MedicalXpress.
Startup Is Building a Wearable Air-Quality Monitor – MIT Technology Review
Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom and A Rough Ride to the Future by James Lovelock – Guardian
Essential gadgets while reporting on civil unrest – Boing Boing
Occupying the Throne: Justine Tunney, Neoreactionaries, and the New 1% – The Daily Beast