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  1. Bitcoin and Gender: What can scaling Bitcoin teach us about the gender conversation?

    At first glance, Bitcoin and Gender don’t seem to belong in the same sentence. But in this video I will argue that both systems demonstrate the same solution to complex growth: one within the domain of external value representation, and the other within the domain of language-mediated identity.

    From this perspective, we can more constructively discuss concepts like gender, and even perhaps apply the conceptual toolset introduced in this video beyond the limited scope of gender politics.

    Other videos mentioned -

    An Ontology of Emergence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=endcgoESYp8

    Don’t Force It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc653ym4smE

    Bitcoin: A Star, A Planet, A Forest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqQ4muBd0rs

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  2. An Ontology of Emergence, and its Application to Gender

    Quite frequently we communicate as if we exist within a flat ontology, where all concepts and categories rest within the same frame of reference and should be understood by all others, regardless of their unique frame of reference.

    But actually the concepts in question, while connected, often exist within different layers of our emergent reality, and are therefore generally addressed most adequately using concepts specific to that layer’s unique characteristics.

    But that introduces the problem of communicating across and between the unique dialects of these emergent layers. In much the same way that science must communicate across fields, our society is increasingly in need of the tools to communicate about and across these complex structures.

    In this video, I outline an ontology put forward by the philosopher Manuel DeLanda, and demonstrate how it may be used to achieve the goals outlined above.

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    = DeLanda’s Philosophy and Simulation: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1474252842/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1474252842&linkCode=as2&tag=phyldome-20&linkId=58d610a183cbfef7ac8fc15385640243

    Errata: As I suspected, I was wrong about the timing of the Hindenburg. It occurred during the run up to WW2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenbur

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  3. Who Will Save Your Data Soul?

    While charting our daily course through humanity’s digital ocean of socioeconomic interaction, we leave in our wake traces of our most valuable commodity: our identity. Often, without our knowledge or consent, these traces are captured, sorted, then brought to market for sale to the highest bidder. Data owners use these fragments of our identities to create low-resolution holographic representations of our essential nature — in other words, our behavioral profiles. And though their resolution is relatively low today, the primary players in this space work constantly to increase the fidelity of our behavioral avatars."

    • Data Slavery and Decentralized Emancipation

    This is your Data Soul. Don’t lose it.

    Essay: Data Slavery and Decentralized Emancipation: https://medium.com/swlh/data-slavery-and-decentralized-emancipation-ec9cc1265608

    Interview w/ Ben Boyce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z6o5...</a

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  4. Dont Force It: The Tension Between Force and Understanding

    At some point in your life you’ve probably been told: "don’t force it!". But why not? What does the use of force imply about one’s understanding of the situation at hand, and how does this example at the personal level scale up to the systems in which we live out our lives?

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  5. Forgiveness as Technology: The Intersection of Religion and Science

    During my anti-theistic period I began to study quite a bit of evolutionary game theory.

    One aspect that stood out to me was the manner in which "forgiveness" contributed to robust game-theoretic strategies within iterated social games.

    It doesn’t seem a far stretch to imagine religion as a technology for encoding such knowledge within the memetic / social fabric of a society.

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  6. Why Do People Misinterpret Jordan Peterson?

    Jordan Peterson might be the most misrepresented intellectual in the world.

    But why? Of course bad faith has a lot to do with it, but even those who attempt to analyze his work in good faith often make a few critical, but avoidable, mistakes.

    These mistakes flow from a lack of understanding with respect to two primary concepts: Peterson’s resonance with the philosophy of Pragmatism, and the bottoms-up problem-solving approach he’s inherited from the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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  7. Jordan Peterson and Matthew Pirkowski on Iterated Gameplay and Evolutionary Game Theory

    Last Fall I was lucky enough to have a conversation with Dr. Peterson.

    Over the course of the hour we discuss the role of evolutionary game theory and iterated games upon topics ranging from religion to the social dynamics between men and women across time.

    Timestamps: 0:49 - Iterated Game and Evolutionary Psychology 6:21 - Tit for Tat and Feudal Dynamics 10:00 - Chaos Theory, Political Polarization, and the Jungian Pleroma 17:50 - The Distributed Self / Virtualized Identity 19:56 - Why Matthew Left Academia for Software Development 22:00 - Evolutionarily Stable Hierarchies and Pleromal Dynamics 27:48 - Network Dymamics of Male and Female Archetypes 32:47 - The Risks of Humans Playing God 34:00 - Female Aggression - Reputation Demolition 36:11 - The Self-Regulating Aspect of Male Violence 40:00 - Female Communication as Social Venting System 43:49 - Consequences of Conflating Power and Competence 45:00 - Alcohol and Male / Female Interactions 50:20 - Spiral Dynamics / Integral Theory 56:05 - Sam Harris

    If you enjoyed the conversation, consider supporting us further:

    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattpirkowski

    If you’re interested in more of my writing, I publish on Medium: https://medium.com/@matthewpirkowski

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  8. Does Quantum Physics Confirm The Occult?

    Rather than discrediting the occult, recent scientific discoveries in quantum physics seem to reaffirm a place for mystical ideas. But the author cautions both sides not to jump to hasty conclusions.

    Question: Have the scientific innovations of the past century made occultism obsolete?Mitch Horowitz: Science, as it reaches the public mind, has both served to discredit and unintentionally reaffirmed mystical ideas.  During the age of the Enlightenment, certainly people that were interested in astrology divination, alchemy, mesmerism, were forced out of royal courts and mainstream universities—this light shone throughout Europe and people were interested in Newtonian mechanics never mind the fact that Newton himself also had a lifelong interest in alchemy.  But the irony was that some people who were at the forefront of the Enlightenment were enamored of the religious experiments that occurred during the renaissance.  But, regardless, their experiments and their rationalist philosophy removed occultism forever from respectable courts and universities.  That was mirrored to a degree in America—although institutions were much more independent in America.  But if you move forward several generations, as you get into the 20th Century, really for the past 80 years, and really right now i…

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  9. A Fireside Chat with X’s Captain of Moonshots, Astro Teller (Google I/O’19)

    One-on-one with the Captain of Moonshots at X, the birthplace of Waymo, Loon, Verily and more. In this discussion with Julie Hanna, find out why responsible innovation is a priority at X, and why not being afraid of failure is essential for moonshot taking. With a stated mission to have 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, dreaming big isn’t just something they do at X, it is essential.

    Watch more #io19 here: Inspiration at Google I/O 2019 Playlist → https://goo.gle/2LkBwCF Google I/O 2019 All Sessions Playlist → https://goo.gle/io19allsessions Learn more on the I/O Website → https://google.com/io

    Subscribe to the Google Developers Channel → https://goo.gle/developers Get started at → https://developers.google.com/

    Speaker(s): Astro Teller, Julie Hanna

    TB003A

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  10. John Vervaeke - The Cognitive Science of Wisdom

    The Cognitive Science of Wisdom: Wisdom as Rationally Self-Transcending Rationality that Enhances Relevance Realization"

    Abstract:

    Wisdom involves the enhancement of cognition (broadly construed). Cognitive science is converging on the conclusion that the central process of cognition that makes us intelligent agents is the ability to realize relevance. Therefore, a powerful way to enhance cognition is to enhance the process of relevance realization. Yet intelligence, although necessary, is not sufficient for wisdom. This makes good sense because there is good evidence that intelligence is not sufficient for rationality. Rationality involves the recursive application of intelligence to the problem of using intelligence well. In a similar manner, wisdom is the recursive application of rationality to the problem of developing good use of rationality. Wisdom is a process whereby rationality transcends itself in a rational manner so as to greatly enhance our central abilities of relevance realization. In particular, people who engage in this development should have enhanced abilities of active open-mindedness, insight, self-regulation, and perspectival knowing.

    Dr. John Vervaeke has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 1994. He currently teaches in the cognitive science program, the ps…

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