@Glossy This line of reasoning would be a lot more convincing if Russia hadn't already deployed troops and resources in a way that independent analysts believe would allow them to conduct a land invasion. The Iraq/WMD analogy makes little sense here.
Related question with resolution date in end of 2023 is currently at 21%.
The MSCI Russia index dropped about 3.5% in the last 30 minutes, likely in response to the US intel assessment.
UPDATE: Oil prices and the broader market also moved sharply up/down. Russia index had fallen 4.5% intraday since the report.
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How does the World Bank convert nominal GDP to USD? Do they average the exchange rates throughout 2022 or just take the end of year value?
Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?
Eric Kaufmann predicts in his new book that a higher proportion of the global population will be religious in the future than present due to divergence in birth rates between the religious/secular and the rich/poor. A good question might be to ask what percentage of the global/US population will identify with a religion, with resolution based on reputable polling.
In hindsight, the idea of allowing the views of any one of the 18 intelligence agencies to trigger positive resolution seems overly generous. I predicted as if the intelligence agencies would signal a singular point of view, even as there might be differences of opinion between them.
I'm particularly interested in this clause
all 109 events are completed in between these two events
How common were event cancellations in the past due to various non-pandemic related reasons (logistics, medical, sporting, etc)?
@JgaltIt doesn't strike me as likely that health organizations listed in description will publish assessment about whether Chinese government intentionally underreported. Isn't that more of an intelligence assessment (eg. by CIA/NSA)?
I last made a prediction back in March at 20% when the lab theory was considered a conspiracy theory. Having ignored the story until this week, I'm surprised by the amount of evidence - circumstantial and biological - that's been shared by credible scientists since (granted I'm just a normie who reads media articles, etc).
At this point, what's the strongest argument against lab release? Should we have hopes for the WHO mission?
How many past cyberattacks would meet the question's conditions? The Colonial Pipeline hack?
The Metaculus median curve is flattening!
Is there a question about the expected vaccination rate in US and other countries?
What is the best argument based on geography that Wuhan is an unnatural place for bat coronavirus outbreak to emerge? AFAIK, bats are found nearly everywhere globally.
@juancambeiro1015 Is there a link to the NY serosurvey paper? Also, using excess deaths which implies an underestimation of death tally by ~25%, would bring IFR above 1%.
A very small share (3 % of crude oil) of US energy imports comes from Russia and a large chunk of Russian energy trade is already gone due to companies/traders taking preemptive actions. The practical impact of direct sanction is diminishing while the symbolic/political impact remains.