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In Search of the Third Attractor, Daniel Schmachtenberger (part 2)

Rebel Wisdom

Where are we headed as a species? What is the landscape of risks and challenges that we need to confront over the next decades, and are there a small number of key factors that we need to solve to avoid catastrophe? These are the questions Daniel Schmachtenberger is laying out in a new two part series on Rebel Wisdom, called 'In Search of the Third Attractor'. As he describes it, the power of ever increasing technological capacity (exponential tech) means that both destructive and creative capacities are increasing exponentially. Two of the most likely outcomes (attractors) are either some kind of chaotic breakdown, or the development of powerful control systems in response, oppressive authoritarian control. Given this, what does a third option, a 'third attractor' look like? Daniel will be speaking at the Rebel Wisdom festival, 'the Last Campfire' in London on November 5th. To check it out and buy tickets, go to: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/r...  To find out more about the topics Daniel is discussing, check out his work on civilisation, at Civilization Emerging: https://civilizationemerging.com/ And for more on his work around the Sensemaking crisis, check out the Consilience Project: https://consilienceproject.org/ TIMECODES: UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM: 00:00:00 BENEVOLENT DICTATORSHIP DOESN'T WORK: 00:06:21 HYPER AGENTS: 00:15:06 GREAT GAME OF POWER: 00:26:55 EGREGORES: 00:34:38 TECHNOLOGY & ETHICS: 00:42:50 TECHNOLOGY CHANGES SOCIETY: 00:49:45 INFRASTRUCTURE, SOCIAL STRUCTURE, SUPERSTRUCTURE: 00:59:49 WISDOM OF GODS: 01:13:14 EDUCATION: 01:30:40 CLOSING THOUGHTS: 01:42:08

1hr 45mins

23 Aug 2022

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In Search of the Third Attractor, Daniel Schmachtenberger (part 1)

Rebel Wisdom

Where are we headed as a species? What is the landscape of risks and challenges that we need to confront over the next decades, and are there a small number of key factors that we need to solve to avoid catastrophe? These are the questions Daniel Schmachtenberger is laying out in a new two part series on Rebel Wisdom, called 'In Search of the Third Attractor'. As he describes it, the power of ever increasing technological capacity (exponential tech) means that both destructive and creative capacities are increasing exponentially. Two of the most likely outcomes (attractors) are either some kind of chaotic breakdown, or the development of powerful control systems in response, oppressive authoritarian control. Given this, what does a third option, a 'third attractor' look like? Daniel will be speaking at the Rebel Wisdom festival, 'the Last Campfire' in London on November 5th. To check it out and buy tickets, go to: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/rebelwisdom/718672 To find out more about the topics Daniel is discussing, check out his work on civilisation, at Civilization Emerging: https://civilizationemerging.com/ And for more on his work around the Sensemaking crisis, check out the Consilience Project: https://consilienceproject.org/ Timecodes: INTRODUCTION: 00:00:00 SENSEMAKING: 00:02:10 THE TWO ATTRACTORS: 00:06:09 EXISTENTIAL HOPE?: 00:09:01 INTERCONNECTEDNESS: 00:14:33 FAILURES OF ACTIVISM: 00:18:33 CATASTROPHIC RISK: 00:25:08 THE POST WW2 SYSTEM: 00:38:40 EXPONENTIAL DESTRUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY: 00:45:02 NEAR-TERM RISKS: 00:50:48 THE ENERGY TRAP: 00:58:10 PERVERSE INCENTIVES: 01:03:54 PRIVATE GAINS, EXTERNAL LOSSES: 01:09:38 BIOTECH RISKS: 01:14:13 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: 01:19:29 MULTIPOLAR TRAPS: 01:29:03 CORPORATIONS VERSUS INDIVIDUALS: 01:46:54 NEW GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS: 01:53:27 NETWORK DYNAMICS: 01:58:41 SOLVING MULTI-POLAR TRAPS?: 02:06:51 CENTRALISING POWER: 02:17:47 COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE: 02:33:00

2hr 45mins

18 Aug 2022

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Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Bend not Break #3: Sensemaking, Uncertainty, and Purpose”

The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens

On this episode we meet with founding member of The Consilience Project, Daniel Schmachtenberger. In Part 3 of their series, Schmachtenberger and Hagens explore metanarratives. Why are they threatening to various sections of society? Further, Schmachtenberger helps us understand how we can take in the systemic metacrisis facing humanity in ways that grant us agency, rather than despair. About Daniel Schmachtenberger:  Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue.  The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal. Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science.

1hr 18mins

10 Aug 2022

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26 - The Metacrisis with Daniel Schmachtenberger | Part 1

GreenPill

✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill 🟢 Get the GreenPilled Book 🟢 https://greenpill.party/ Apple Show Link:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/greenpill/id1609313639 Spotify Show Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/0l6aXWC94dd0RA3tkKfxjd ----- Daniel Schmachtenberger| Green Pill #26 Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. He is researching and propagating the idea of the Metacrisis, which outlines the totality of risk that we face as a species and planet. The systems that compose our society generally seek to trend in two directions—toward dystopia and catastrophes. Is there a way we can avoid these fates? Daniel says yes, via the third attractor: creating a more antifragile world that takes advantage of our exponential technologies. This is the first in a series of episodes with Daniel, in which the CoordiNation will get to the bottom of the Metacrisis and how we may best address it. Take the green pill anon. ------ SPONSOR PILLS: 🏦 CELO | DEFI FOR EVERYONE https://bankless.cc/Celo 🔑 COINSHIFT | TREASURY MANAGEMENT https://bankless.cc/Coinshift ⚡️ IMMUTABLE X | CRYPTO GAMING https://bankless.cc/ImmutableX ⭕️ OPERA | CRYPTO BROWSER & WALLET https://bankless.cc/Opera ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:20 The Metacrisis 15:43 Catastrophes and Dystopias 22:00 The Third Attractor 30:40 Moloch and Values 34:46 Mapping the Metacrisis 43:25 Incentives and Trajectories 51:30 Forced Transparency 58:30 A Qualitative World 1:07:30 What Brings Hope 1:11:30 Faith 1:17:30 Optimism and Pessimism 1:22:10 What’s to Come 1:25:50 Closing ------ Resources: Daniel Schmachtenberger https://civilizationemerging.com/about/  Rules for Rulers https://youtu.be/rStL7niR7gs  Meditations on Moloch https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/  Daniel with Nate Hagens https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daniel-schmachtenberger-bend-not-break-2-maximum-power/id1604218333?i=1000563793660  Lead Gasoline https://youtu.be/IV3dnLzthDA ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012 ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

1hr 28mins

12 Jul 2022

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Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Bend not Break #2: Maximum Power and Hyper Agents”

The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens

On this episode we meet with founding member of The Consilience Project, Daniel Schmachtenberger. In the second of a four-part series, Nate and Daniel explore the relationship between energy, information, technology, the Superorganism, and the maximum power principle. How can we maximize returns on agency? Nate and Daniel explain the importance of hyper agents: those humans who have an outsized influence on what’s happening in the world. About Daniel Schmachtenberger: Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue.   The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal.  Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science.

1hr 51mins

25 May 2022

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Daniel Schmachtenberger || Towards a Radical Cultural Enlightenment

The Psychology Podcast

In this episode, I talk to social philosopher Daniel Schmachtenberger about exponential technology and its effects on our current world. According to Daniel, organizations that harness the power of modern tech rarely use it for good–like how social media companies boost polarizing content to maximize user engagement–leading to a distrust of science and destabilized democracies. To overcome humanity’s current existential threat, Daniel argues we all need to work towards a radical cultural enlightenment. We also touch on the topics of collective intelligence, human development, power, responsibility, and civilization.BioDaniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal.Motivated by the belief that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is foundational to the integrity of any civilization, and necessary to address the unique risks we currently face given the intersection of globalization and exponential technology, he has spoken publicly on many of these topics, hoping to popularize and deepen important conversations and engage more people in working towards their solutions.Website: consilienceproject.org Topics02:52 Techno-optimism vs techno-pessimism 04:28 Definition of exponential technology08:39 Is the world getting better from tech?10:37 The radical asymmetry of power13:58 Decoupling rewards from development25:19 A new social media algorithm 28:56 Tribal politics, certainty, and perspective taking 33:55 Developing better cognitive capacities42:06 Rights and responsibilities in a liquid democracy46:23 The next phase of open societies49:26 The Consilience Project52:23 The need for cultural enlightenment 56:13 Creating an antifragile world58:49 Collective intelligence1:00:39 Establish expertise and credibility in institutions1:05:24 The unique existential threat of the 21st Century 

1hr 8mins

24 Feb 2022

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Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Bend Not Break Part 1: Energy Blindness”

The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens

On this episode we meet with founding member of The Consilience Project, Daniel Schmachtenberger. In the first of a four-part series, Nate and Daniel outline the macro risks and pathways for civilization to 'bend' and avoid 'breaking' in coming decades. In the Part 1 conversation, Schmachtenberger flips the script to interview Nate about the urgent problems his research and work on energy, money, and growth confront. Nate explains how we can come to understand energy blindness and the overlooked role of oil in consumption, production, and progress since the Industrial Revolution. The dominant narrative of human progress prioritizes capital and labor — but the omission of energy and materials leaves out a key component to understanding how the modern human ecosystem functions. Further, Nate discusses how a growth economy will inevitably lead to increased energy production and consumption, and how new energy technologies like renewables end up creating more energy output, not less. Putting everything together, in outsourcing our decisions and planning to a market dependent on growth, we have not so metaphorically become an energy hungry superorganism. Finally, Daniel and Nate look forward to answering: What are ways for us to prepare for a post-growth economy? How can we stay balanced in the face of existential crises? What type of policy can help shape a future that is yet to arrive, and how can we get ahead? About Daniel Schmachtenberger Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue.  The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal. Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science. 

1hr 33mins

26 Jan 2022

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Existential Survival In A Time of Exponential Technology with Daniel Schmachtenberger #343

Aubrey Marcus Podcast

Daniel Schmachtenberger is one of the most qualified (and genius level) people to speak on the catastrophic existential risks our species faces. Having seen beyond the veil of politics and big technology, he details the stark reality of the titanic threats that lie in our path. In this podcast, he lays out the fate of our trajectory if we continue without a significant course correction. But woven through the sobering realism of what we are facing is a golden thread of optimism. Though we are walking a razor's edge, we both have absolute faith we will make it. It is not a blind faith, but an active faith, requiring all of our participation to shift the culture and change our fate. Connect with Daniel Schmachtenberger: Website | https://civilizationemerging.com/ Consilience Project | https://consilienceproject.org/ This episode is sponsored by: INSIDE TRACKER For a limited time, you can get 25% off the entire InsideTracker store by visiting insidetracker.com/amp ENDEL Get 1 month FREE of the app that harnesses the power of sound to improve your focus, sleep, and overall mental health by visiting endel.io/AMP Onnit Get 10% off Onnit products | https://www.onnit.com/Aubrey/ Connect with Aubrey: Website | https://www.aubreymarcus.com/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/aubreymarcus/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/aubreymarcus Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/AubreyMarcus/ YouTube | https://bit.ly/2DLctpk Check out  Own The Day Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus|  https://bit.ly/2t6x4hu Subscribe to the Aubrey Marcus Newsletter:  https://www.aubreymarcus.com/pages/email Subscribe to the Aubrey Marcus Podcast: iTunes | https://apple.co/2lMZRCn Spotify | https://spoti.fi/2EaELZO Stitcher | https://bit.ly/2G8ccJt IHeartRadio | https://ihr.fm/3CiV4x3 Google Podcasts | https://bit.ly/3nzCJEh Android | https://bit.ly/2OQeBQg

2hr 13mins

5 Jan 2022

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Daniel Schmachtenberger on the Dire Need for an Open Society

At a Distance

Social philosopher Daniel Schmachtenberger, a founding member of The Consilience Project, discusses the importance of taking multiple perspectives on a single situation, the challenge of international coordination when trying to solve global problems, and how collective action can mitigate catastrophic and existential risk.

48mins

6 Dec 2021

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Daniel Schmachtenberger | Are We Currently Fighting World War III? (#71)

The Investment Turnaround

As far as I am concerned, Daniel Schmachtenberger ("The War on Sensemaking") is one of the most brilliant thinkers on the planet today. He is a founding member at The Consilience Project, an organization that is focused on making accurate sense of current planetary developments with the intention to prevent global catastrophic risk.In this podcast, Daniel and I discuss a wide range of topics including the following:* What kind of thinking do we need to better understand and address current existential problems?* What have all these problems in common and how can we address them better?* Which powers are currently ruling the world and why none of them is democratic?* What is radical fragility and why is GDP a dreadful metric? What metric is better?* Are we currently fighting World War III ?* Are you curious yet?Enjoy this very special conversation and share it widely!— MarianaEPISODE LINKS:The Consilience Project: https://consilienceproject.org/Daniel Schmachtenberger's own website: https://civilizationemerging.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielschmachtenberger/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danielschmachtenbergerBOOK Integral Investing:Book website: https://aqalgroup.com/book-integral-investing/PODCAST INFO:Podcast website: https://aqalgroup.com/podcastApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/33nb8OiSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZumnmDOvercast: https://bit.ly/2FwkBuoSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/investmentwendeAmazon Music: https://amzn.to/3oGDb4EYoutube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarianaBozesan-IntegralInvestingCONNECT, SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW AND LIKE:Mariana’s newsletter: https://aqalgroup.com/newsletterYoutube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarianaBozesan-IntegralInvestingTwitter: https://twitter.com/AQAL_InvestingTwitter: https://twitter.com/MarianaBozesanLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marianabozesan/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariana.bozesanMedium: https://medium.com/@mariana.bozesanNarrated by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment https://www.peak-state.comThe AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individuals.

1hr 22mins

28 Jul 2021

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