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If You Were to Play the Stock Market based on ID, What Would You Pick?

ID researcher Eric Holloway has posted an interesting question – if ID is true, how would that affect how you judge companies in the stock market? That is, which companies are basing their futures on things that ID would consider to be bad ideas vs ones that ID would consider to be good ideas?

Eric gives some examples of things which would be bad investments:

  • Companies whose futures are based on the assumption that Strong AI is possible
  • Companies whose futures are predicated on the manipulation of biological form solely through DNA

Then Eric gives an example of a good investment:

  • Companies who make use of the distinction between human and artificial intelligences to maximize each one

Anyway, I’m curious – do you all have a similar list of company types that would / would not be successful if ID were true? Obviously, any company can change its direction in response to reality, but we could at least know who is heading in the right direction.

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9 Responses to If You Were to Play the Stock Market based on ID, What Would You Pick?

  1. “if ID is true, how would that affect how you judge companies in the stock market?”

    Here is a blatant example of how IDM-ID is not actually being restricted to natural sciences or to ‘design in nature,’ but rather is seeking to expand itself into new realms.

    Timaeus’ feathers must surely be ruffled by such a ‘business-oriented’ poser to his classical insistence that IDM-ID is ‘necessarily about natural sciences.’ What happened to ID being mainly about origins of life and origins of biological information? Now ID is properly about stock markets and capitalism?! ;)

  2. My layman pet hypothesis is an endogenous-first view of viruses, where they originally played key roles in health and regulation and later mutated into more nefarious forms. I would be interested in research in getting viruses to target cancer and perhaps other types of disease for us.

    http://www.news-medical.net/ne.....n-lab.aspx

  3. companies for violent games video is wrong direction, no?

    sergio

  4. This idea could be a very significant engine of change. The Almighty Dollar has its money on the wrong horse, now, but once that is spelt out to it, it will move heaven and earth to switch its bets. That’s the way they operate, isn’t it?

    Remember the parable of the Dishonest Steward? His boss wanted a man who ‘knew his way around the block’. One that could have included Wall Street, in a still more cynical age.

  5. You bet, Sergio. The wrong direction in spades.

  6. Axel,

    too companies for production guns of automatic shooting, granadas, mines explosivo. death to many village peoples indigenous on Sudamerica, Centromerica!

    sergio

  7. The OP says this:

    “Then Eric gives an example of a good investment:

    Companies who make use of the distinction between human and artificial intelligences to maximize each one”

    Pardon me but what is an “artificial intelligence” in our world if it isn’t “human”?

  8. Human intelligence – things that humans do

    Artificial intelligence – things that computers are programmed to do

    Strong AI supposes that one could create an artificial intelligence that would be equivalent to human intelligence. While AI started with this goal, more recent AI tends towards specific types of computations such as pattern recognition, without attempting to actually model human cognition.

    For a reason why Strong AI probably isn’t possible, see here

  9. It isn’t what you would buy it is when. Institutional market traders use computer programmes, called bots in the UK, to buy and sell stocks. Trying to work out the combined man machine mix is an important part of buying and selling when the market is often manipulated against common sense view of what to buy based upon a non level playing field of news flow.

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