Systems Thinking and Psychedelics - A Letter To Our Future AI Overlords | Greg Kieser ~ ATTMind 126
Adventures Through The Mind
Greg Kieser is on the show to explore a hypothetical future where society is led by Super Aware Intelligence Machines as a framework to talk about systems thinking, supersystemic thinking, idea ecologies, the two cognitive impediments that prevent humanity from solving the largest problems it faces, and where psychedelics are sewn into the mix. --LINKS-- For links to Greg's work, full show notes, and to watch this episode in video, head to https://bit.ly/ATTMind126 Full Topics Breakdown Below --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/coffee Use promo code JESSO to get 10% off your order and give 5% to psychedelic research. ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter Extra BIG thanks to my patrons on Patreon for helping keep this podcast alive! Especially, Andreas D, Clea S, Joe A, Ian C, David WB, Yvette FC, Ann-Madeleine, Dima B, & Chuck W ** Episode Breakdown Introducing the concept and themes of Dear Machine (a letter to a super aware intelligent machine in the future) Bringing a different quality of thinking to humanity's problems Systems thinking, supersystemic thinking, and idea ecosystems Comparing idea ecosystems to forests and the microbiome What ideas and ideologies best serve humanity's evolution? The problem-solving tools we are currently using are fundamentally incapable of solving the problems they propose to solve What perspectives and goals would a super aware intelligent machine will have for humanity? Why good ideas will grow and eventually outplace bad ideas, despite the tendencies for bad ideas (or ideologies) to spread more virally Regenerative agriculture as an example of how good ideas will eventually take over the bad ones Accounting for the limitations of human emotional immaturity Why psychedelics can help decrease irrational thinking Greg Kieser has optimism despite how disparaging the situation currently seems The two cognitive impediments that prevent humanity from solving our largest problems The illusory self and how it is baked into our social institution The interweaving of the self beyond the lifespan and into the natural world "We lack the brain capacity to acquire data, analyze it for actionable insights, then rank the value of the resulting knowledge." [source] Informational overload and the disintegration of objective reality The challenge of making decisions while trying to juggle all the knowledge we might have about that decision - analysis paralysis How to buy to apple Our governments are not prepared to solve our problems and are actually incentivized not to The value and the failures of democracy Psychedelics' place within humanities progression towards harmony Why psychedelics, themselves, will not actually help us better ourselves as a society What has he pandemic revealed about the validity of Greg’s thesis in Dear Machine Comparing the pandemic to the occupy movement What are the first steps we can take to start developing supersystemic thinking ***** --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST — ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/jameswjesso ► Donations: https://www.paypal.me/JWJesso ► Merchandise: https://www.jameswjesso.com/shop/ ► More options: https://www.jameswjesso.com/support/ This episode's Sponsor: https://www.jameswjesso.com/coffee Use promo code JESSO to get 10% off your order and give 5% to psychedelic research. ► Newsletter: https://www.jameswjesso.com/newsletter --- BOOKS — Decomposing The Shadow: https://www.jameswjesso.com/decomposing-the-shadow/ The True Light Of Darkness: https://www.jameswjesso.com/true-light-darkness/ --- LINKS — Website: https://www.jameswjesso.com/ Speaking Tour: https://www.jameswjesso.com/events/ Podcast: https://www.jameswjesso.com/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswjesso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attmindpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameswjesso
Greg Kieser - Psychedelics role in the emergence of Super-Intelligent Entities
In this episode, Kyle sits down to chat with Greg Kieser, Founder of think-tank, Supersystemic.ly and author of Dear Machine, a book written as a letter to a future super-intelligent entity. Topics covered include blockchain, AI, money, Psychedelic Investments and how psychedelics can help humanity prepare for the emergence of super-intelligent entities. 3 Key Points: Blockchain offers an enormous amount of opportunity, by taking data that would otherwise be protected by government or big corporations, and making it accessible to the general population for a more accessible information source. Money is this interesting concept, that we are storing our time, our energy and our goods in a piece of paper. Psychedelics can help with this, be rewiring the way we think about money and the overall exchange for goods and services. Psilocybin is a cure, its use does not need to be continued for it to work, so Compass Pathways is highly incentivized to continue to heal new people, which is what we want, healing at scale. Support the show Patreon Leave us a review on iTunes Share us with your friends – favorite podcast, etc Join our Facebook group - Psychedelics Today group – Find the others and create community. Navigating Psychedelics Trip JournalIntegration Workbook Show Notes About Greg Greg worked at a foundation in NYC aimed at reducing the rate of poverty He started an angel investment firm/think tank, Supersystemic.ly He wrote the book, Dear Machine, a letter to a future, super-intelligent entity Looking to the Past Our nutrition narrowed when we became farmers “The truth is, we can't go back to where we came from, we have to go to a new place, so how do we do that?” - Greg There is such difficulty with people living in clusters (cities) and transporting all of the food in from the country It's important for the psyche to get back to nature and even taking on a hobby as simple as gardening can be so healing Children’s immune system has been shown to become stronger when living on farms and playing with animals and in the dirt Psychedelics are helpful in understanding how interconnected everything is Integration of Technology Blockchains have the capacity to take data and pull it into a place where we have more control over it (can't be bought or sold) When we combine our knowledge of technology with psychedelics, we will really start to progress as a species Block Chain The creator of Bitcoin created BlockChain, which is a type of database that lives out on the internet that no one can own It offers an enormous amount of opportunity, by taking data that would otherwise be protected by government or big corporations, and making it accessible to the general population for a more accessible information source Greg mentions a block chain that will be a regeneration of land Maybe all the members donate $50 to the block chain, and those members then can follow the progress of a pond or the growth of a tree, etc Its a good example of a block chain being used for good Money Money is this interesting concept, that we are storing our time, our energy and our goods in a piece of paper Psychedelics can help with this, be rewiring the way we think about money and the overall exchange for goods and services AI AI is going to get more and more powerful and corporations and governments are going to want to get their hands on AI for more power In Dear Machine, Greg wrote about a super aware machine that helps us to make super intelligent decisions based on what food to eat (based on our microbes, our genetics, what is the most sustainable for the environment, etc)\ Greg fears that the government will try to take control of it and have its own agenda, but he thinks that with super awareness for decision making, that good will win Kyle mentions that the Western mind is so obsessed with Apocalypse AI and Superintelligence are going to accelerate whatever systems we already have in place If it happened right now, it would look ugly But, if we create a world that appreciates interconnectedness and the diversity and complexity of our minds and our bodies, then we will be in a much better place Psychedelics have a huge role to play, it allows us to appreciate things, it helps get our ego out of the way, it helps us break addiction Monoculturization has led to a lot of bad things “Don't try to change the system, just make a new system” - Buckminster Fuller Human well being and environmental stability are two metrics that we need to work on Interest in Psychedelics Greg's interest in psychedelics began when we was invited to Psilocybin ceremonies He said it just ‘clicks’ “You really don't understand what psychedelics are until you take them” - Greg He then began to invest in psychedelics, microbiomes, agriculture, etc Compass Pathways The main problem with the health system is that we get into the idea of patenting molecules Psilocybin is a molecule that can't be patented, so he's not worried Greg wants to see psilocybin use at a larger scale, so the medical model is a great way to get there As a part of Compass Pathway’s program, in order to be a therapist and provide the therapy, you have to go through the therapy yourself Psilocybin is a cure, its use does not need to be continued for it to work, so Compass is highly incentivized to continue to heal new people, which is what we want, healing at scale Looking Ahead Greg is most excited to see healing from opioid addiction Alcohol and tobacco fall under that in his hopes for healing Greg is also really excited about the microbiome and the gut connection to the rest of the body There was an Autism study that gave people with Autism a microbe transplant from healthy people and after 2 years there has been a remission of symptoms Microbiome Reddit Links Supersystemic.ly Dear Machine: A Letter to a Super-Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM) About Greg Kieser Greg Kieser is founder of Supersystemic.ly, a Brooklyn-based think-tank and angel investment firm dedicated to increasing humanity's readiness for the emergence of superintelligent entities through the study and spread of "supersystemic" perspectives and innovations. Kieser, whose university and independent studies of complex systems science form the operating thesis of the company, founded Supersystemic.ly after more than a decade overseeing a portfolio of technology initiatives at an NYC-based poverty-fighting foundation. His work at the foundation was driven by a complex set of metrics for measuring the impact of investments on the economic, physical and mental well-being of low-income New Yorkers. Dear Machine, and to a greater extent the company, unites his unique skills and knowledge in technology, social investing and complex systems science.
Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering
What's happening, Zengineers? This week we're joined by Author, Technologist, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Greg Kieser. He shared his most recent book, "Dear Machine, A Letter to a Super Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM)" with us a few months ago, and then was kind enough to hop on an episode with us to talk about it. Greg's background in technology businesses has exposed him to what a lot of modern technology workers are sensing, but Greg has taken the time to put pen to paper (stylus to screen?), and share these thoughts with the world. As we discuss in this episode, a lot of things around the world (almost everything) is changing at unprecedented paces, and it seems as thought this accelerated rate of change is going to continue with no end in sight. What is really going to happen as computers begin to have a sentient understanding of the world? Where will these technologies take us? Where will we end up? Will it even be "us" anymore? Greg's book is a comprehensive exploration of what's going on with and how to think about Artificial Intelligence, and with computational technology as a whole. It was a great read and made for a wonderful conversation that we hope you enjoy as well. Support the show: http://support.zengineeringpodcast.com Visit our website for more episodes: https://zengineeringpodcast.com Cheers, Adam & Brian Show Notes Greg's latest book: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Machine-Letter-Super-Aware-Intelligent-ebook/dp/B07MY9132H Greg's Think Tank and Angel Investment Group: http://supersystemic.ly/ Greg on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregkieser Greg on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-kieser-76a76913/ Interplanetary Fest: https://interplanetaryfest.org/ John Henry Holland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Holland Tierra Computer Simulation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierra_(computer_simulation) Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom: https://www.amazon.com/Superintelligence-Dangers-Strategies-Nick-Bostrom/dp/1501227742 Fecal Transplants, yup, those kinda fecals: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gastroenterology_hepatology/clinical_services/advanced_endoscopy/fecal_transplantation.html The Singularity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zengineering-podcast/support
July 13th, 2019 Greg Kieser is founder of Supersystemic.ly, a Brooklyn-based think-tank and angel investment firm dedicated to increasing humanity’s readiness for the emergence of super-intelligent entities through the study and spread of “supersystemic” perspectives and innovations. Kieser, whose university and independent studies of complex systems science form the operating thesis of the company, founded Super-systemic. Guest Website
Better Health Horizon – Greg Kieser, Author and Founder, Supersystemic.ly LLC – Technology and Health, Investing in Companies That Are Working To Do Good Things for Humanity
In this podcast, Greg Kieser, Founder at Supersystemic.ly LLC, talks about his varied interests in future technologies, and investments into companies that are doing good work, helping people improve their health. Greg Kieser is the author of Dear Machine: A Letter to a Super-Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM). His interest in technologies of the near future led him to marry that with his natural desire to help people. Kieser’s company, Supersystemic.ly, is a think-tank style investment firm. With a great interest in complex systems science combined with his previous work at a poverty-relief type foundation, Kieser sought to launch an investment entity that would provide funding for those companies doing good work, helping people. One issue that is of great importance is the microbiome, which is the key to so many health issues. Kieser talks about various investments he has made, including a microbiome company that is leading the way in fecal therapy, which can help people who suffer from autoimmune disorders, IBS, skin issues, digestive issues, and more. Kieser explains how fecal transplantation works, transplanting a healthy donor’s stool to someone who is suffering from an illness in order to help healthy bacteria thrive and combat illnesses. Kieser explains how donors are screened, and how the company looks for potential donors who have never taken antibiotics, and have been healthy of body and mind for their lives. Further, Kieser discusses other companies that are making strides in the areas of health improvement and his interest in supporting them and their work.
Investing in Health – Greg Kieser, Founder at Supersystemic.ly LLC – Superintelligence, Changing Technologies, and Innovations in Healthcare for Improving Our Lives
Finding Genius Podcast
Greg Kieser, Founder at Supersystemic.ly LLC, and author of the book, Dear Machine: A Letter to a Super-Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM), discusses his passion for investing in forward-thinking companies that help people improve their lives. Supersystemic.ly is a think-tank and angel investment firm based out of Brooklyn, NY that is wholly dedicated to preparing humanity for the coming emergence of superintelligent entities via the study and proliferation of ‘supersystemic’ perspectives and groundbreaking innovations. Greg Kieser’s particularly strong interest in complex systems science led him to launch Supersystemic.ly. Kieser’s previous work at a poverty-relief type foundation enhanced his growing interest in how investments affect the physical and mental well-being of lower-income New Yorkers in general. Kieser discusses his new book, Dear Machine: A Letter to a Super-Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM), and how he hypothesized that superintelligence will emerge to improve lives, from our transportation networks to our shopping, google maps, facebooks learning, etc. He elaborates on the mechanisms of our current technologies, including a detailed analysis of blockchain and how it will be utilized to improve systems. He discusses his idea for an investment firm that has a truly positive impact. He talks about health issues and the microbiome. He explains how one of his first investments was in a microbiome company that was working in the area of fecal therapy, a therapy that is designed to help improve issues such as autoimmune disorders, skin problems, digestive conditions, IBS, etc. Kieser talks about some of the important factors in fecal transplantation. Fecal transplantation also referred to as bacteriotherapy, is the actual transfer of stool from a healthy person into the gastrointestinal tract of another, to treat recurrent C. difficile colitis. In our modern world, many antibiotics may be disrupting the microbiome causing disease by wiping out the healthy, good bacteria in our guts. Kieser discusses the screening and testing of donors, looking for healthy people who ideally have never had antibiotics, and have lived lives essentially free of disease and health problems. KIeser discusses some of the other health-positive companies that he is interested in, companies that are helping people with all sorts of health problems, from the physical to the mental. He explains various studies that are ongoing and how we are learning about new treatments that could prove to be highly beneficial.