The Future of Money

Should an AI be given rights?

Definitions:

Android – The term that will be used for an AI inhabiting a robotic body to be a physical analog in the non-digital world.

  1. What is money?
    • A means to exchange worth between people.  This could be boiled down to the time of another person.
    • Does this mean money is the exchange of someone’s life?  No.. since people are at different rates of pay, there’s not comparison really.
  2. What does it mean that people are paid different amounts?
  3. Why do we have money?
  4. Is money needed?
  5. What would we do without money?
    • Barter
  6. If an Android should the food me free to all?
  7. If an Android could mine asteroids for metals, or mine/drill the earth for materials, should those resources be free to any who wish to use them?

Problems I cannot find solutions for

  1. If everything is free, who decides where you live and what type of housing you would live in?
  2. Would there be limitations placed on people, and if so why?

 

The Readiness Is All…

I was never made or asked to read Hamilet in school or college.  I had heard so many phrases, but never once read the text.   I was listening to a Stefan Molyneux (SPELLING) on a conversation of this subject.  He asked for a t-shirt, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t expect a shirt to show up, but I have so truly enjoyed listening to his conversation I will try to make that wish come true.

A great blog post describing the revelation is here on this subject.

I’ve tried to teach “A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” to my children, and some of the time I think they get it.  But I think I will have to introduce my older children to Hamlet to see if perhaps this will drive the point home.

WEEKNIGHT PALEO CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH HONEY MUSTARD

Author: Anya Kaats – AnyasEats.com
INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Slice chicken in evenly into 1-inch squares. Trim off any excess fat and set aside.
  3. In a large zip lock bag, combine almond flour, cassava flour and all dry ingredients.
  4. Seal bag and shake until well combined.
  5. In a small bowl, crack both eggs and mix well.
  6. Dip chicken nuggets into egg mixture a few at a time, making sure they are coated liberally before dropping into the zip lock with dry ingredients.
  7. Once all chicken nuggets are added to the bag, seal bag and shake until all chicken is coated well.
  8. You may need to open the bag a couple of times to check, which is fine. Just make sure each piece is covered in the batter.
  9. Once fully covered, place nuggets on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. You may need two of these. Nuggets can be close but make sure they don’t touch.
  10. Place into the oven and cook for 20 minutes total, flipping halfway or when nuggets begin to brown.
  11. The trick here is to cook them so that they are done and crispy, without over cooking them and drying out the chicken. Check after 7 minutes as all ovens vary and flip early, if necessary.
  12. While nuggets are in the oven, combine all honey mustard ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  13. Remove chicken nuggets and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving with honey mustard.

Nut-Free Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

1 1/2 cups of hulled pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas)

1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips (these are the ones I used)

1 1/2 cups dates, pitted

1/8 teaspoon finely ground sea salt

2 tablespoons water

1/4 cup shredded coconut for rolling (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Pour hulled pumpkin seeds into your food processor and run until finely ground.  Pour into a medium bowl and set aside.

2. Place the pitted dates in the (now empty) food processor and run. Make sure you evenly distribute the dates in the food processor. Dates are taxing on food processors and we want not make the job harder on this beloved (and needed) appliance. Run until the dates are well chopped and form a ball in the food processor. Now, brace yourself.  This step might cause your food processor to shake. Just hold it down with your hand for your own peace of mind and it’ll all be over in a minute or two.

4. Once the dates have formed a ball in your food processor, add the pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, and sea salt to the food processor and run until everything is well combined.  You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor and run it again to make sure everything gets mixed in.

5. The mixture may appear crumbly.  Using clean wet hands (this helps the date batter from sticking to you) smoosh and roll the date mixture into golf ball sized bites. Arrange them on a plate or cookie sheet. If the mixture is too crumbly to form balls easily, add the water to the food processor and run again to help the mixture be sticky enough to hold together.

6. Once done rolling the bites, pop them into the freezer for an hour to harden up a bit. After, you can garnish them by rolling them in shredded coconut, but this is an optional step!

7. Store in an air-tight container for 7 days in your fridge or freezer.

CRISPY PALEO CHICKEN TENDERS

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Crispy Paleo Chicken Tenders that are Whole30 friendly and nut free, “breaded” with a savory mixture of cassava, coconut flour, and spices. Very kid friendly and totally grain free, dairy free, and sugar free! Great alone or with baked fries and your favorite dip!
Author: Michele
Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Paleo & Whole30
Serves: 6 servings
INGREDIENTS
  • 1.5 lbs chicken tenderloins, organic, sliced evenly
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • ¾ cup Cassava flour*
  • ¼ cup Coconut flour*
  • 2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup plus up to 2 tbsp more of cooking fat – refined coconut oil, light olive oil, or your preference
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cassava flour, coconut flour, salt, and spices. In a small bowl, whisk your egg. For this recipe, you will be coating the chicken in the egg, then grain free flour/spice mixture, and then pan frying.
  2. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add your cooking fat of choice**
  3. Test the oil by dropping in a tiny bit of the breading to see if it sizzles. Adjust your heat accordingly.
  4. Begin to dredge each chicken tenderloin in the whisked egg, followed by the flour mixture. Shake off excess and add to the skillet, repeat until the skillet is filled up***
  5. Cook on one side until golden brown and crisp, then carefully turn each one over to cook the second side. Add up to 2 tbsp more cooking fat if necessary, and adjust the heat either up or down for even browning.
  6. Once both sides are evenly golden brown and the middle is cooked through, transfer the chicken tenders to a baking sheet lined with paper towel to drain excess oil.
  7. Repeat the process for the remaining chicken tenders, adding more oil and adjusting heat if necessary.
  8. Serve hot with your favorite dip. Enjoy! Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, and reheated in the oven to retain the crispy exterior.
NOTES
*I used Anthony’s Goods brand cassava flour and coconut flour
**For best results, I recommend either refined coconut oil or light flavored olive oil
***You can fry the chicken in batches if your skillet isn’t large enough to accommodate.