YAML Query, demand, category, domain, a concept, goal, problem, question or an interest.

  • (18320)   Ensuring That Drinking Water Has No BPA/BPB Microplastic In it (2, +) [en, lt]

    We are not sure what are long-term effects of the soft drink bottles BPA,BPB plastic, which does not degrade over a long time, and come to circulate within the living organisms -- fish, eventually people. It is being discovered even in people's blood. Research, detection, cleanup, and control of it would be desirable.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-09-24 @07:48Z
  • (18320)   People's Microclimate and Mobility Problem (2, +) [en, cn, lt]

    Only small part of Earth is truly habitable without housing. The perfect conditions for living could be achieved by modification of climate (e.g., for humans, it's making the cities of room-temperature, clean and comfortable), or by increasing the availability (and desirably -- mobility) of housing. Currently, the comfortable environment (e.g., home) does not move together with a person. This is a general problem. One aspect of this problem, is, for example the problem of refugees, the number of whom is estimated by the UNHCR to be around 19.5 million in 2014, and expected to grow. Ideally, we want to travel while working. We want air-conditioning and isolation from polluted air and dangerous insects and animals, and airborne diseases common on this planet, protection from cold and hot climate, we want ad-hoc formation and destruction of buildings for friends to meet, discuss, and socialize. We want a ubiquitous reusable lightweight universal structure for all of that.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-02 @12:54Z
  • (18320)   Ensuring Safe Car Transportation (1, +) [en, lt]

    Half a million people every year die from car accidents. That's a rate like having ten Boeing 737s crashing every day, -- unacceptable! Any ideas how to reduce this rate would be very welcome!  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-03 @21:25Z
  • (18320)   Avoiding Creation of Predatory Superintelligence (1, +) [en, lt]

    So, as life on Earth evolves, we are creating all kind of supra-organisms, e.g., various organizations. We are also creating new mediums like the Internet at large. However, within such mediums, it is possible to imagine that some organizations or information structures could become super-intelligent and predatory, like we humans are -- at the top of food chain. Currently, there are already groups of people who treat other people and companies as merely workforce. Considering the collectively-strategic nature of certain such groups, they are examples of modern predatory super-intelligent supra-organisms. However, such supra-organisms don't have to be based on people's intelligence. It could be something more complex, like mass media plus symbiotically interlinked microorganisms (e.g., microorganisms that modify the psychology of people by blocking empathy.) It would be great to have ideas of avoidance of any such scenarios.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-05 @23:08Z
  • (18320)   Ensuring That People Don't Get Bitten By Mosquitoes (2, +) [en, cn, lt]

    Half a million people every year die from malaria, mainly due to mosquito bites. It is approximately the same number as all the car accidents in the world in a year combined. According to Winegard, the mosquito “has ruled the earth for 190 million years and has killed with unremitting potency” some 52 billion people (i.e., more than all wars in history combined). Any means to effectively prevent transmission of malaria, e.g., preventing mosquitoes from biting people, would be highly desirable.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-10-12 @21:31Z
  • (18320)   Problem of people's ability to express themselves with film-making (2, +) [en]

    Film-making is a powerful mean of communication, widely used by advertising industry. However, it takes time, skills and often multiple people's simultaneous cooperation to create a good video. We want to have an easy way for people to self-express in filmmaking.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-12-31 @13:31Z
  • (18320)   Making academic research papers easy to discuss on-line (2, +) [en]

    Papers are mainly in English, and in PDF documents, which are not convenient form for on-line discussion, as the don't support commenting and discussing ideas in a central place. Researchers download papers, every-time, without seeing comments others might have written to them, and systems like are not supporting convenient discussion in public. Blogs generally are not treated as reputable sources, and generally don't support LaTeX markup for mathematical discussions. So, we need some kind of solution to enable everyone (no matter in what human language, and publication), to have integrated trans-lingual, multi-threaded, multi-media discussion. Expectedly, cross-pollination of ideas when discussing, would lead to many new developments.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-01-03 @22:02Z
  • (18320)   Social services data aggregation problem (1, +) [en]

    A single person uses many online services. Accessing and analyzing one's personally available data from may services is inconvenient. The integration comes naturally through apps and notifications for smart phones. However, this does not allow a convenient analysis.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-01-11 @10:35Z
  • (18320)   Options for socially sharing code & math (0, +) [en]

    Facebook has something like Instagram for everyone to share and talk about photos. However, GitHub's integrated is not convenient to share and talk about code with others. For one, GitHub's notification system does not allow for following gist publications. On the other hand, the "GistHub" is not intended for sharing things broadly and publicly as, for example, Twitter is. In other words, programmers and scientists mainly share on their blogs, publications, and source code repositories. However, none of these media are really friendly for broadly social discussions.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-02-06 @21:05Z
  • (18320)   Incentivizing Breakthroughs (0, +) [en, _ ]

    _"If something's important enough you should still try to do it, even if the probable outcome is failure  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-04-21 @10:24Z
  • (18320)   Content Reusability Problem (1, +) [en]

    Whenever we are writing anything on-line or off-line, we end up in content, that we might want to re-use some day. For example, Re-share a post to a set of friends on another social network, Translate and re-share fractions of a locally written wiki file with specific friends in context of the public part of the wiki, regardless of what social identity from a set of identities pre-approved by you the friend will use to identify with to see it, and allow to comment and contextually annotate them. Re-use parts of your content to produce a publishable, versioned, LaTeX paper, that inherits specific versions of your content (should each token of the text be under revision control system?). As we currently write content on-line or off-line, there seem to be no easy language to inject parts of these web conversations into your own sites. E.g., in markdown there is no way to say {{ Gmail.user_or_label.messages(from=date,to=date) }}, or {{ Telegram.user_or_channel.messages(from=date,to=date, display_language='ru', exclude_messages=[], share_with=[Gmail.user[]]) }}, and have your text from that source included into your document in such a way, that it can only be viewed by the target friend, and would appear invisible to other viewers of the document, …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-05-01 @07:01Z
  • (18320)   Adjust business market potential estimation processes for risk to societies (0, +) [en, cn]

    The modern business theory relies heavily on the estimation of market potentials for new products and services. However, the modern neuroscience suggests that market potential can be of diverse nature, caused by decisions of people to buy items due to the stimuli of different regions of their brain, which do not necessarily represent what people truly want. For example, people may truly want healthy food to taste good, and the ancient region of the brain (gustatory cortex) may try to approximate that, but the chemical manipulation of food taste may misrepresent it, and make unhealthy food taste good, which in turn results in a great market potential for foods that people don't really want, which we could label as harmful market potential or unwanted market potential. Similar things could be said about the market potential for some politicians, the campaigns of whom rely on stimulation of the ancient brain regions like amygdala. On the other hand, the newer regions of human brain, like neocortex, drive demand for goods that people consciously truly want, such as long, safe, healthy, exciting and meaningful lives. This drives the appetite for stocks of longevity technology companies, their products, all …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-06-01 @19:08Z
  • (18320)   Extropy (19, +) [en]

    If there is any real enemy of all life, it is entropy. People die, civilizations and cultures are taken or forget their past, genomes get consumed by viruses, connectomes forget, or are disrupted by radiation, pollution in our environments, diseases. The common enemy of all life is entropy, and common goal is saving information, or modelling the entropy (laws of physics) to enable ourselves to rescue more information. Our implicit goal was the same, even 4 billion years ago, when first replicating molecule has arisen with the ability to counteract entropy by copying itself, and life had arisen as these molecules (perhaps the RNA), which were able to resist the force of entropy (much like planets form that are able not to collapse under the force of gravity). Under the influence of entropy, the information started to evolve to counteract it. The DNA, cell, sex, neuron, brain, book, wire, processor, etc. What's common among all of these inventions, is that they all solve problem of copying information over distances of space and time. For example, the book, like DNA, being a much more stable medium for information, enabled to copy over knowledge of the ancients to the present time. In …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2016-11-07 @17:55Z
  • (18320)   Ensure That Open Knowledge Serves Good (0, +) [en]

    Today, we have many organizations that are striving to organize knowledge and make it universally accessible: Wikipedia, Google, Open Knowledge Foundations to name but a few. While this knowledge is good for empowering people to solve problems, there is risk that making procedural knowledge easily available to people will have undesired consequences. For example, enable machines to self-replicate, or enable the creation of dangerous warfare. I'll talk more about the former, since the latter is quite well known. The event of such autonomous self-replication could occur earlier than superintelligence, if some types of procedural knowledge are made available in computer-readable form. Procedural Knowledge First off, what I mean by procuedral knowlege? Definition: Procedural knowledge is a representation of the outer world in an intelligent agent, such that the intelligent agent is confident that performing a certain sequence of known actions yiels a known result. This sequence of actions is to be called a procedure, the known result - a product. Here, representation is the influence that the outer world had for the intelligent agent through the physical interactions ("education"); the intelligent agent is an entity capable of volition, cognition, action; confident means aware of high probability of …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2017-07-04 @09:38Z
  • (18320)   Funding Creativity : How could artists make a living from art? (1, +) [en]

    Artists have a skill which don't generate direct value to society, which puts them to a situation where they struggle to find ways of creating art and making money from their creations. Let's say you're a young textile and graphic designer and an illustrator. You love drawing and photography. You notice what others don't. You live in the world where you can't do what you love because you still have to earn money to satisfy your basic needs as food, accommodation, etc. Currently artists have a few options: Create art and have no income. Create art and participate in short term projects such as exhibitions, art symposiums, art camps, etc. which provide short term monetary value. Create art and create commercial art such as iPhone cases, prints for pillows, commercial videos, etc. Create art and do a low paid job as shop assistant. Create no art and have a job instead. How to enable artists to do what they are good at -- create art -- and make a living of it?  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2015-09-18 @17:27Z
  • (18320)   Stress Reduced : How to reduce stress among workers and learners? (1, +) [en]

    We live in society where people have to do jobs and follow procedures run by managers. Quite often managers lack empathy, communication skills and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and so they cause their subordinates stress. The situation is similar in some schools and universities which don't have teachers and professors with high EQ, empathy and communication skills. Remember a time when you were starting out with your career. Have you ever worked in a corporate environment at a young age? If you haven't, listen to a story of Joan. She just started her first job at a multinational organisation. Her main focus right now is to successfully go through a performance review, achieve her KPIs and get a salary increase. Joan doesn't have the polished skills just yet, but she is eager to learn. Her manager follows the procedures and KPI plans, and keeps demanding better results. When Joan cannot accomplish a task, she cannot say "I don't know" because she is scared to fail at her performance review. Fear causes stress and manifests as headaches, lack of appetite, anxiety, work/life imbalance, emotional breakthrough, low self-esteem.  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2015-09-19 @22:17Z
  • (18320)   Technological Unemployment : How to prepare people for jobs diseappearing? (4, +) [en]

    Technology will automate 40% of current jobs in the next 15-30 years. People will need to look for different kind of professions. The majority of people are not aware of this trend and doesn't have a structured plan to educate students and kids of today about upcoming change in society and economy.  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2015-10-03 @17:55Z
  • (18320)   Making It Easy to Write Books by Talking (0, +) [en]

    We get ideas by taking to people. We can record conversations to save ideas for later, but it's time consuming to take audio transcripts and turn them into text documents.  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2015-10-26 @01:16Z
  • (18320)   Teaching People to Understand Each Other (1, +) [en]

    It's hard to have productive discussions with friends. Often we let our emotions dictate the way we talk and what we talk about. I'd like to have an easy way to get a suggestion for a coaching question instead of a Gif or an emoticon within a messenger and email. It'd help me be more aware of my friends' feelings and make our conversations more positive and productive.  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2016-03-12 @21:51Z
  • (18320)   Human Potential Realised : What conditions would help everyone to realise their true potential? (3, +) [en]

    Many people in the world don't move outside their comfort zones, use their inner creativity to think and invent because of traditional education and work environment, which don't challenge people realize their full potential.  ››

    [Ruta] @ 2016-03-16 @22:30Z
  • (18320)   lack of business/start-up guides specific to countries other than US (1, +) [en]

    Want to start a business / company in a European or Asian country? Great. And good luck! Some in particular have very lucrative advantages for businesses. And along the way, you have access to loads of books / websites and so on for startups to help you. BUT the problem is these guides are mostly US-centric, meaning their advice, guidance etc. is all relavant to the US. What about the regulations, laws, opportunities and supports in place in your business' country? This leaves you to have to hunt for relevant, correct info either through your network or on off-putting, legalese-steeped websites. Yes, you can find the information but wouldn't it be nice to make the process easier, more pleasant and more efficient? It doesn't need to be a headache - does it?  ››

    [Niamhnab@7208D522] @ 2015-09-30 @12:11Z
  • (18320)   Business Startup Procedure (2, +) [en]

    Starting a business involves so much learning and administration in various areas, regardless of the focus of the business itself. For people that want to manage a business or oversee the building of a project/company etc., but don't want to get into the legal, accounting, administrative stuff, it can be a nightmare or at least a huge, lengthy hassle. Business mentors are at hand but all they can do is help problem solve and give advice - very useful for when you actually run into problems but they don't do the legal/accounting/admin work for you. Likewise, you can hire an accountant, go visit a lawyer and consult with a marketing genius. Again, though, you still have to do a lot of the paperwork and worrying. Also, hiring might not be financially possible in the early stages of the business. Furthermore, this is a fragmented approach. What if a person wants to run a business based on their own ideas - direct it, so to speak - but the startup side of it is too convoluted and tricky for the person to feel comfortable with? S/he might be excellent at innovating, at managing, at executing, but they might not 'get' the …  ››

    [Niamhnab@7208D522] @ 2015-09-30 @14:06Z
  • (18320)   Out of print / risk of printing books (1, +) [en]

    Although digital can seem to be taking over, printed books are still preferable in some situations and by people in general. The problem with printing is that there is a risk that, once printed, the lot won't sell or won't sell enough to break even on the cost. Moreover, when a book goes out of print, people may still want it for various reasons. Regardless of whether or not it is available as a digital edition (and dmany books that would be of interest to historians and people with niche interests are not available online), it would be good in some cases to have the possibility of getting a printed book.  ››

    [Niamhnab@7208D522] @ 2015-09-30 @16:08Z
  • (18320)   Connecting people seamlessly (1, +) [en]

    Hackathons, conferences and other networking events have grown exponentially across the years. This is primarily because people have come to understand the huge benefits in creating and establishing connections with other people to solve mutual problems and thus benefit from each other. The initial focus of establishing communication between 2 strangers is either by exchanging business cards or by typing frantically the other person's contact details into their mobile phone. This process is not quick and takes time to jot down information. Using business cards costs money, is a waste of paper and is only good till the details are saved to an electronic format. If this step can be omitted, then it is eco-friendly and information becomes easily available. One solution is to encode information in QR codes and then use the mobile camera to read the information. Simplifying the user workflow and reducing the friction would be the right way to increase user adoption.  ››

    [Allentv4U@1FD731F0] @ 2015-10-07 @21:31Z
  • (18320)   Multi-method Provability of Cryptographic Facts (0, +) [en]

    In mathematics, there is often a large number of ways to prove a fact if that fact is a universal truth. For example, there is a large number of ways to prove Pythagoras theorem. If something is true, you can look at it from many angles and arrive at the same fact. However, in cryptography, this hardly ever true. If you had lost your private key, you cannot access your assets, or decrypt messages, even if there is other strong evidence that they are yours. The ability to prove things is critical to creating a world of fair credit and access to information. If you had ever lost a password, or wallet of bitcoin or other digital currency, or simply your data locked under your encryption key, you know how unforgiving is the fact that you only have one way to prove facts. For example, you may have proofs such as transaction records in other databases, governmental records and legal bank transactions, even people's memories, but that all doesn't count to recover a credit on cryptographic systems, if you do not have your private key. A multi-method provability of cryptographic facts therefore would be a desired property for cryptographic …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2017-05-25 @09:31Z
  • (18320)   Making sure we notice important ideas (1, +) [en]

    It is enough to have a single chatty contact in a social stream to make the rarer yet insightful messages fade in background. Ways to assure that important ideas don't go unnoticed would be highly desired.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2017-06-05 @11:10Z
  • (18320)   Enable Brains to Mine Currency (1, +) [en]

    Brains can’t mine digital money. While computers can mine cryptographic currency, human beings cannot do so efficiently with their brain, putting them as second class citizens to computers. Moreover, most people don't have an option to issue money by doing valuable work, and not selling it. However, it’s an aspiration of so many artists and scientists, mathematicians to actually create a work of art, for the sheer aesthetic beauty or utility of it for everyone, and donate it to the world, rather than to sell it. We need a way for brains to issue money, but we don’t have it yet. The goal would be to enable human brains to do that.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2017-12-08 @12:13Z
  • (18320)   Having World Where Everything That Anyone Truly Wishes, Exists (0, +) [en]

    World. It is the closest thing to everyone of us. We use it every day. So, why not to have it such, that it serves to all of us in ways that we wish? A goal is set of conditions to satisfy, and ideally, we would have a way to negotiate and express what we want, and get world's various systems go out and satisfy those conditions like our bodies do retain homeostasis, or like self-healing systems retain optimal states. Systems engineers have a language for describing variables and their desired ranges ("conditions"), e.g., in DevOps, use YAML for that. For example: World: yml - agents: all tasks: - name: ensure everyone realizes their true wishes inf: true_wish_metric=0010 state=known inf: wish_pursuit=0010 state=successful Human body: yml - agents: humans tasks: - name: ensure everyone has latest organs and healthy inf: brain=x1h1 state=latest inf: eyes=zoptix state=latest inf: blood=hh1o state=latest inf: liver=anix state=latest inf: kidney=anio state=latest inf: stomach=z88b state=latest - name: ensure breathing is active service: name=lungs state=started enabled=yes service: name=heart state=started enabled=yes Company: yml - locations: construction_companies_123 tasks: - name: ensure they are supplied with concrete type X123 inf: concrete=x1h1 state=present If we were to specify a world, where everything that anyone …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2018-02-07 @10:31Z
  • (18320)   Optimize Distribution of Wealth (3, +) [en]

    Distribution of wealth determines the choices we make -- give the same amount of resources to different subsets of society, and you'll see different kind of initiatives evolve. With respect to our collective goals, it not only matters what is the Gini coefficient, but also the very specific points of the distribution support. It may be obvious, that some goals are rather important, such as 17 SDGs (and we'll get a better picture over time), so, there must exist optimal subsets of society to have greater wealth than the others, depending on their importance in addressing the goals each and every time. Ideas are welcome, on how to optimize the distribution of wealth.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2018-02-12 @14:46Z
  • (18320)   Enable open source projects be supported with comparable amounts to startups (2, +) [en]

    Creating open source projects, we're empowering everyone. However, the open source projects are generally not well supported. They ask for donations, which generally amount to very small sums of money compared to startups. A model to massively support open source projects is needed, with amounts and expected returns and protections that of startups.  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2018-02-16 @11:02Z
  • (18320)   Understand And Adopt AI Solutions (1, +) [en]

    The successful adoption and integration of AI solutions with human activity could contribute to solving nearly all other problems. The goal is to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs by development of scalable, hybrid solutions and audacious breakthroughs to address humanity’s grandest challenges. 90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years alone. 2.5 quintillion bytes (quintillion = one billion billion) of data is produced every day, from sensors, mobile devices, online transactions, and social networks. what if humans can collaborate with powerful ai technologies to gather, analyze and tackle the world's grand challenges? Source: IBM Watson AI XPRIZE: $5M (Incentivizing innovative AI approaches & collaboration.)  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2018-08-20 @16:44Z
  • (18320)   Solve The 7 Millenium Problems In Mathematics (0, +) [en]

    Citing , here are the seven millennium problems in mathematics, for each there is a $ 1M prize, by Clay Mathematics Institute on May 24, 2000: " Yang–Mills and Mass Gap Experiment and computer simulations suggest the existence of a "mass gap" in the solution to the quantum versions of the Yang-Mills equations. But no proof of this property is known. Riemann Hypothesis The prime number theorem determines the average distribution of the primes. The Riemann hypothesis tells us about the deviation from the average. Formulated in Riemann's 1859 paper, it asserts that all the 'non-obvious' zeros of the zeta function are complex numbers with real part 1/2. P vs NP Problem If it is easy to check that a solution to a problem is correct, is it also easy to solve the problem? This is the essence of the P vs NP question. Typical of the NP problems is that of the Hamiltonian Path Problem: given N cities to visit, how can one do this without visiting a city twice? If you give me a solution, I can easily check that it is correct. But I cannot so easily find a solution. Navier–Stokes Equation This is the equation …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2018-09-03 @15:33Z
  • (18320)   Goals Pursuit Measurement (0, +) [en, lt]

    Each goal that we set, is essentially economic, because in order to achieve it, we need the time of people and machines to achieve it. The ideas created and plans ("companies/projects") executed towards the achievement of goals may be said to be a type of KPIs for goal pursuit. In fact, the specific assets (such as products that appear on markets) are a derivative result of these ideas and plans. The economic input to execute these ideas and plans are human and machine execution time. The economic output is the other types of assets -- derivatives of that time. All types of assets are traded on various places (from social media -- human assets, to e-shops -- commodities, to stock markets -- projects, and all other kinds.) They are de-facto traded in all kind of currencies, which are not themselves valuable, but rather, just help determine the price, as a result of supply-and-demand driven exchange. So, a problem is this -- suppose we have a trade (some market), and assets already have acquired some equilibrium prices. What does that say about the goals of the market participants? Since our Goals can be expressed in terms of ranges for amounts or …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2019-09-18 @01:47Z
  • (18320)   Existential Risk : How to secure the potential of life? (0, +) [en, cn]

    Mathematically speaking, risk is expected loss, which is the mean of loss function, which is a form of product of probability function (a measure) and the corresponding loss function. What is it? The loss function has meaning only when there is what to lose. The concept of "existential risk" thus rests upon the hypothesis that (among all the possible alternate futures) there exists a future of abundance of value, and that something can be lost in retrospect. This way we can define a loss with respect to the value of those positive hypothetical futures. For example, at this point, as we do not know of any other intelligent life except the Earth's and find it hard to estimate the complexity of life formation out of inanimate matter, it seems to us that we are "Universe's only chance" for intelligence (as we are the only example of intelligent life we know of). Imagining what Earth's life could do if it were to spread to the Universe − how many wonders it may create, how many individual conscious experiences it may create using the existing physical matter and energy − gives us an estimate of possible future value …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2020-02-28 @21:43Z
  • (18320)   Business (0, +) [en, cn, lt, ru]

    People's activity to involving work to achieve objectives, involving the provisioning of goods and services to consumers.  ››

    [] @ 2020-02-28 @21:43Z
  • (16762)   Superintelligence Control Problem (3, +) [en, cn]

    Quoting (2005) Human neurons operate by sending electrochemical signals that propagate at a top speed of 150 meters per second along the fastest neurons. By comparison, the speed of light is 300,000,000 meters per second, two million times greater. Similarly, most human neurons can spike a maximum of 200 times per second; even this may overstate the information-processing capability of neurons, since most modern theories of neural information-processing call for information to be carried by the frequency of the spike train rather than individual signals. By comparison, speeds in modern computer chips are currently at around 2GHz - a ten millionfold difference - and still increasing exponentially. At the very least it should be physically possible to achieve a million-to-one speedup in thinking, at which rate a subjective year would pass in 31 physical seconds. At this rate the entire subjective timespan from Socrates in ancient Greece to modern-day humanity would pass in under twenty-two hours. Humans also face an upper limit on the size of their brains. The current estimate is that the typical human brain contains something like a hundred billion neurons and a hundred trillion synapses. That's an enormous amount of sheer brute computational force by …  ››

    [Mindey] @ 2015-11-23 @21:08Z