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Corporations are 1st Generation AI’s

Corporations are 1st generation AI’s Just as computers started out being made out of people, AI’s are starting out being made of humans humans to operate their processes, to be the actors of the Corporations But fewer humans are needed … Continue reading

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Debt -> Obligation -> Expectation -> Opportunity

Unfortunately society as a whole seems to be going the other way– for mortgage/rent, for education, for cars– it is all debt, all the time.    I suggest we should reverse the trend. Debt gets you in trouble.   You owe, … Continue reading

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Vanity Bitcoin Address for Me

Thanks the Mike McCabe at the Archive, I now have a cool vanity bitcoin address.   As in all things bitcoin, there is no central point of control, even on vanity addresses.   Basically one just computes lots of different addresses until … Continue reading

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Bank Secrecy Act = Bank Surveillance Act

United States banks do not tell you this, but they are now spying for the United States Government.    I am now a chairman of a Credit Union (please join!) and as such went through Bank Secrecy Act training.    “Bank Secrecy … Continue reading

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Phone Metadata Used To Find Informants and Kill Them

To help understand the impact of the current debate about “phone-metadata”, or records of phonecalls, a friend cited an article that describes how a Colombian drug cartel, in 2002, used phone metadata to find government informants and kill them.  Apparently, … Continue reading

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Facebook Building Apartments for Employees

“The social media giant announced plans to erect a community development a mere 1.5 miles from the Menlo Park, Calif. sprawl. The $120 million, 630,000 square-foot complex will house 394 units including studio apartments and three-bedroom apartments, with a handful … Continue reading

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Affordable Apartment Building for Non-Profit Workers– the first Foundation House

We now have it! A new non-profit now owns an apartment building in the central Richmond district of San Francisco.     The mission of the Foundation House is to create affordable housing for people that work in non-profits– in … Continue reading

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Issues with Deviating from Market-based Rents in Foundation Housing

Some have criticized the Foundation Housing for non-profit workers idea because of the consequences of offering lower-cost-than-market based housing.  This is a real problem that must be considered as we try to help non-profit workers continue a career of service in … Continue reading

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Purchasing the first “Foundation House”– Debt-Free Housing Experiment is Starting!

We are purchasing the first apartment building to be a “Foundation House” in San Francisco!  (More details on the building).  This is a form of Endowment for non-profits in the form of usable housing and real estate investment rather than … Continue reading

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Humble Attempt at an Intellectual History in 5 Steps: Progress in How We Understand our World

First, understanding comes from place and environment: Each Sumerian city had a god…  the Greeks, more or less the same. Then, Understanding came from “the word”.    Hebrews had their Torah that had the advantage of being portable and could be … Continue reading

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