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Crisp conversations with critical thinkers at the leading edge of science, technology, politics, and social systems.
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In this short extra episode, Jim talks to Simon DeDeo about what moving out of social isolation could be like, social norms for risk management, the wide diversity of COVID reactions, making sense personally & collectively, homeostasis & hysteresis, post-COVID impacts on data privacy, travel, free time, education, and more. Simon’s post on Getting the … Continue reading Extra: On Post-COVID-19 Impact with Simon DeDeo → The post Extra: On Post-COVID-19 Impact with Simon DeDeo appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Professor Jessica Flack talks to Jim about micro vs macro causality in complex systems, coarse-graining, primate power hierarchies, downward causation, robustness, free will as a feeling, consciousness theories, theoretical biology, laws in adaptive systems, the non-spookiness of emergence, her work’s philosophical connections, question asking vs answering, social engineering dynamics, Lord of The Rings & The Foundation Trilogy, … Continue reading EP48 Jessica Flack on Complex System Dynamics → The post EP48 Jessica Flack on Complex System Dynamics appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks to Bonnitta Roy about what it means to ‘stay with the trouble’, habitual behavior, the value of reflection, consumerism, scarcity & abundance, resourcefulness, the allure of going back to the rat race, system dependence vs interconnection, lack of community in the capitalist system, Game B, the downsides & … Continue reading Extra: On COVID-19 Potentials with Bonnitta Roy → The post Extra: On COVID-19 Potentials with Bonnitta Roy appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks to Dr. Ben Goertzel about the economic & cultural impacts we could expect after the peak of COVID-19, the end of the tech backlash, income inequality, homeostasis & hysteresis, business travel bets from Jim & Ben, in-person vs virtual events, potential opportunities, cryptocurrency & blockchain, answering the cultural … Continue reading Extra: On Post COVID-19 Impacts with Ben Goertzel → The post Extra: On Post COVID-19 Impacts with Ben Goertzel appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this bonus episode, Jim hosts a talk & Q&A on The Stoa. Peter Limberg sets the context for this talk and they then go on to reflect on the impacts & opportunities created by COVID-19, homeostasis vs hysteresis, flaws of Game A thinking, Game B in the developing world & evolution vs revolution, parasitizing Game A, complex … Continue reading Bonus: Jim on The Stoa, COVID & Game B → The post Bonus: Jim on The Stoa, COVID & Game B appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Co-Founder & CEO of Everest Bob Reid talks with Jim about the core elements of an effective UBI, short vs long term UBI approaches for the US, the Everest platform’s UBI capabilities & implementation timelines, biometrics, fraud, security, feasibility, and more. Episode Transcript Everest.org Extra: On COVID-19 & Complexity with … Continue reading Extra: On COVID-19 & UBI with Bob Reid → The post Extra: On COVID-19 & UBI with Bob Reid appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks with Jordan Hall about the lessons we are learning with respect to complex system dynamic response capabilities including: our current sensemaking & limitations, distributed decision-making, finding warning signals in cultural noise, potential prevention & preparedness measures, bottom-up resilience, cultural change-management, exponential vs linear thinking, applying agile processes at … Continue reading Extra: On COVID-19 & Complexity with Jordan Hall → The post Extra: On COVID-19 & Complexity with Jordan Hall appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode Jim talks with John Robb about how prepared we were for a pandemic like this, manufacturing, the economic & health impacts, CA & NY trends, impacts of ignoring quarantine, what is needed for a societal recovery, the political response, UBI vs bailouts, and more. Episode Transcript John’s Global Guerrillas Report … Continue reading Extra: On COVID-19 with John Robb → The post Extra: On COVID-19 with John Robb appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Mark Burgess talks with Jim about money through the promise theory lense — banks, debt, interest, deflation, stockpiling, entropy, crypto, and much more… Author, founder & scientist Mark Burgess talks with Jim about promise theory, the many functions of money, its network transfer & physical components, spacetime’s connection to money’s ability to store value, the … Continue reading EP47 Mark Burgess on the Physics of Money → The post EP47 Mark Burgess on the Physics of Money appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Daniel Schrag talks with Jim about global collective action, climate models & data collection, geoengineering, long-term thinking, our uncertain future, and much more… Professor Daniel Schrag talks with Jim about Geology’s connection to climate change, the dynamics & scope of abrupt climate changes, global collective action, the value & limits of climate models, thermal inertia … Continue reading EP46 Daniel Schrag on Climate Dynamics → The post EP46 Daniel Schrag on Climate Dynamics appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Beth Pyles talks to Jim about why she left trial law to become a pastor, affluenza, spirituality & religion, peacemaking, foreign intervention, and much more… Beth Pyles talks to Jim about small community living, why she left trial law to become a pastor, the dynamics affluenza & the hedonistic treadmill, how she views meaning & … Continue reading EP45 Beth Pyles on Faith, Peace & Community → The post EP45 Beth Pyles on Faith, Peace & Community appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Steve LeVine talks with Jim about battery tech’s role in sustainable transportation, his writing process for The Powerhouse, EV predictions, and much more… Steve LeVine talks with Jim about why battery innovation is so important for sustainable transportation, the challenges & promises of transitioning to electric vehicles, how Steve researched & wrote his book (The … Continue reading EP44 Steve LeVine on EV Battery Tech → The post EP44 Steve LeVine on EV Battery Tech appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Daniel Christian Wahl talks with Jim about bioregional regeneration, Game B, complexity theory, epistemic modesty, questions vs answers, money, spirituality, and much more… Daniel Christian Wahl talks with Jim about catalysis, Game B, geo therapy vs geoengineering, the short-term perspective of fossil fuels & limited resources, viewing population projections in relation to climate impact, the … Continue reading EP43 Daniel Christian Wahl on a Regenerative Future → The post EP43 Daniel Christian Wahl on a Regenerative Future appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
MIT professor & researcher Jessika Trancik talks with Jim about the dynamics & state of renewable energy tech & policies, decarbonization, carbon taxes, climate despair, and much more… MIT professor & researcher Jessika Trancik talks with Jim about energy return on investment (EROI), the power of learning curves, the feasibility of an all-electric society, base … Continue reading EP42 Jessika Trancik on Tech & Research vs Climate Change → The post EP42 Jessika Trancik on Tech & Research vs Climate Change appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Daniel Mezick talks with Jim about agile process & organizations, how agile scrums work, openspace tech, change management, leadership, authority, complex systems, and much more… Daniel Mezick talks with Jim about how he got into business consulting & agile processes, what an openspace organization is & how it scales with business size/type, Jim’s experience with … Continue reading EP41 Daniel Mezick on the Agile Organization → The post EP41 Daniel Mezick on the Agile Organization appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Eric Smith talks with Jim about geochemistry & the origins of life, monetary systems & dynamics, interdisciplinarity linguistics, sustainability, civil society, and much more… Multidimensional thinker Eric Smith has a wide-ranging talk with Jim about the origins of life, monetary systems, language & sustainability. Eric starts by sharing how geochemistry informs the origin of life … Continue reading EP40 Eric Smith on the Physics of Living Systems → The post EP40 Eric Smith on the Physics of Living Systems appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim talks to the multi-talented thinker & creator John Koza about his secure lottery ticket tech, his genetic programming work, how & why he created the National Popular Vote bill, and much more… Multi-talented thinker & creator John Koza & Jim start by talking about what led him to create secure lottery ticket tech early … Continue reading EP39 John Koza on Bleeding Edges → The post EP39 John Koza on Bleeding Edges appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Tristan Harris & Jim talk about his background in design ethics, dangers of ad targeting, game theory, time well spent, the global information war, trends to be optimistic about, and much more… Tristan Harris & Jim start by talking about how Tristan’s career & education in design ethics are informed by being a magician in … Continue reading EP38 Tristan Harris on Humane Tech → The post EP38 Tristan Harris on Humane Tech appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jared Janes talks with Jim about spiritual language, altered states vs traits, suffering, the confabulated self, embodiment, concentration practices, metaphysics, and more… Meditator & thinker Jared Janes talks with Jim about why he still uses the word ‘spiritual’, altered states vs altered traits, the equation & dynamics of suffering, understanding our own intentions, the confabulating … Continue reading EP37 Jared Janes on Spirituality → The post EP37 Jared Janes on Spirituality appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Hanzi Freinacht talks with Jim about postmodernism, value memes, cognitive complexity, societal code, the promises/dangers of metamodernism, and much more… Hanzi Freinacht, political philosopher, historian, sociologist, & author has a wide-ranging talk with Jim that starts by exploring what postmodern views are, how many postmodernists there might be & how they act. They, then go … Continue reading EP36 Hanzi Freinacht on Metamodernism → The post EP36 Hanzi Freinacht on Metamodernism appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
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Dan Funk

excellent.

Dec 6th
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Peter Monien

very interesting, but I stopped to listen, as the audio quality was so bad :-(

Sep 14th
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