Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change

Link to article

How does S. Matthew Liao still have a job? If your life's work sounds like an article from The Onion, maybe you are doing it wrong.

Quote from the article:
It's been suggested that, given the seriousness of climate change, we ought to adopt something like China's one child policy. There was a group of doctors in Britain who recently advocated a two-child maximum. But at the end of the day those are crude prescriptions---what we really care about is some kind of fixed allocation of greenhouse gas emissions per family. If that's the case, given certain fixed allocations of greenhouse gas emissions, human engineering could give families the choice between two medium sized children, or three small sized children. From our perspective that would be more liberty enhancing than a policy that says "you can only have one or two children." A family might want a really good basketball player, and so they could use human engineering to have one really large child.

I'll take one small child and one big gulp. Guh.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Abbreviation System on Github

I just created a github repository for my abbreviation system.

It's a little raw right now.

I'll be working to improve it over time.