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RCast 136 – [Climate & Coordination] May 7 2021 – rich nations = 2.4 degrees, hydrofluorocarbons, roc sandford, zuckerberg’s vr/ar play

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0:00:00​ – Intro

0:01:10​ – Nora – Rich nations’ climate targets will mean global heating of 2.4C – study https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

0:05:21​ – Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2…

0:08:10​ – Steve Ross Talbot response – net zero and carbon trading – focusing on the wrong thing

0:15:33​ – E.P.A. to Sharply Limit Powerful Greenhouse Gases – The Biden administration is moving quickly to limit hydrofluorocarbons, the Earth-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/cl…

0:21:19​ – These new air conditioners are designed to fight the looming cooling crisis Global air-conditioner use is expanding faster than we are adding new renewables to the grid. The winners of the Global Cooling Prize have a solution: AC with five times lower climate impact. https://www.fastcompany.com/90630083/…​)

0:22:54​ – Steve Ross Talbot – The man orchestrating climate protest … from a shed in the Hebrides Roc Sandford lives alone on Gometra, his own island. He tells of his fears for his family, and the future of all children https://www.theguardian.com/world/202…

0:30:43​ – Darryl – the looming AR / VR future in front of us. Mark Zuckerberg on the Future of AR and VR https://anchor.fm/the-informations-41…

0:33:01​ -Facebook and Apple have embarked on a giant battle for the future through the next computing platform of virtual worlds that people will be living in.

Vinay Gupta’s quote at the Mycelia launch: who controls the database, controls the future – rings very true to me. I literally think about it each day when I think about “our” chain.

It will be interesting to see how the decentralization movement might involve itself in this play. So it looks like a new AR / VR computer platform will start to be widely used over the next few years, and I think that we can say with confidence that within the next few years, scalable world computers will be functioning, ideally RChain will represent a major player in that field.

How will those two technologies intersect?

Perhaps the database, and hence the future, will be controlled by one of those two entities, or maybe there will be more color that will result in more than just one database controlling our future. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_So…

0:34:47​ – Earth 2 – https://earth2.io/​ maybe acquired by facebook – https://www.earth2wiki.com/blog/2021/…

0:36:07​ – Greg – all these things have to do with the right to manipulate. Ownership vs Stewardship.

0:43:14​ – Steve Ross Talbot on VR – do we want to be part of the Matrix?

0:47:04​ – Darryl – important to confront the fact that this is coming. The biggest companies are pouring huge money into this. Zuckerberg – AR – “teleporting”

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