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Crisp conversations with critical thinkers at the leading edge of science, technology, politics, and social systems.
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Robert Conan Ryan talks with Jim about Neo Schumpeterian economic theory, booms & busts dynamics, leverage cycles, golden ages, nuclear power propaganda & legislation, 5 paradigms of Neo Schumpeterianism & the emerging 6th organic paradigm, organic vs digital dynamics, the cultural dimension of revolution, culturally constructed & leveraged economies, dematerialization, transhumanist trends, meaning-making process & … Continue reading EP54 Robert Conan Ryan on Boom & Bust Cycles → The post EP54 Robert Conan Ryan on Boom & Bust Cycles appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this inaugural Currents episode, Jim talks to Simon DeDeo about speech censorship at elite Anglosphere universities, differing generational perspectives on personal liberty, the coddled mind & postmodern neo-Marxist theories, Simon’s platonic cocktail party model, hospitality as a norm, College incentives, alternate metaphors for collective education, and more. Mentions & Recommendations Simon on Twitter Jonathan … Continue reading Currents 001: Simon DeDeo on University Censorship → The post Currents 001: Simon DeDeo on University Censorship appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Hanzi Freinacht, political philosopher, historian, sociologist, & author talks with Jim about effective value memes, cultural code, what it means to have high depth, dynamics of cognitive complexity, the changeability of culture & systems, social engineering, compulsion vs seduction, prioritizing subjective states, cultural attractor points & bad attractors, game acceptance vs denial & how they … Continue reading EP53 Hanzi Freinacht on the Nordic Ideology → The post EP53 Hanzi Freinacht on the Nordic Ideology appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks to John Robb about the implication of Defeat Disinfo & how social platforms might respond, memetic armies & street fights, weak political responses to the pandemic, the emerging economic implications of COVID-19, the long-term complexity perspective, wicked risks & robust response methodologies, potential regional US border controls, leaky … Continue reading Extra: Memetic Warfare & Pandemic Responses with John Robb → The post Extra: Memetic Warfare & Pandemic Responses with John Robb appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Steven Levy has a wide-ranging conversation with Jim about his new book, Facebook: The Inside Story. They cover Steven’s multi-year access to Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg while researching the book, Facebook’s initial denial of impact on the 2016 election, hate speech vs free speech, engagement metric incentives, micro-targeting & political advertising, early days of the … Continue reading EP52 Steven Levy on Facebook: The Inside Story → The post EP52 Steven Levy on Facebook: The Inside Story appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Richard Bartlett talks to Jim about his experiences with decentralized work & organization, Gameb, group size dynamics, big change movements & much more… Richard Bartlett talks to Jim about his experiences with decentralized work & organization, transitioning from game a to Gameb, models for financial solidarity, technology-first vs psychology-first approaches to collaboration, dyad vs crew … Continue reading EP51 Richard Bartlett on Self-Organizing Collaboration → The post EP51 Richard Bartlett on Self-Organizing Collaboration appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks to John Robb about network decision making & consensus vs dissent dynamics, COVID as a decision making test, herd immunity vs social distancing, key population dynamics, John’s big tech solution & its main roadblocks, reflections on UBI & stimulus, the value of simple solutions, the failed US political … Continue reading Extra: Key COVID-19 Decisions with John Robb → The post Extra: Key COVID-19 Decisions with John Robb appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Joe Brewer talks to Jim about homeostasis in living systems, future collapse, fat-tail risks, evolutionary transitions, collaboration, bioregionalism, and much more… Joe Brewer talks to Jim about the memetics of regeneration & its connection to homeostasis in living systems, eco pessimism & Joe’s view of future collapse, foodchain fragility, fat-tail risks, the role of emotions … Continue reading EP50 Joe Brewer on Earth Regeneration → The post EP50 Joe Brewer on Earth Regeneration appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks to Nora Bateson about how the pandemic is changing our relationship to time & mortality, recontextualizing the essential, non-linear future speculation, opportunities & dangers, the fragility of efficiency, changing how we work & travel, our political priorities, prioritizing community, family, locality, health and more. Episode Transcript JRS: EP30 … Continue reading Extra: COVID-19 Transformations with Nora Bateson → The post Extra: COVID-19 Transformations with Nora Bateson appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks to Michelle Girvan about the network dynamics of COVID-19 spread, fat-tailed risks, unintuitive network insights, social distancing dynamics, efficiency vs robustness, challenges of modeling the backside of the curve, the need for testing, economic analysis, potential corporate roles, the Network Epidemiology Online Workshop Series, and more. Episode Transcript … Continue reading Extra: COVID-19 Network Epidemiology with Michelle Girvan → The post Extra: COVID-19 Network Epidemiology with Michelle Girvan appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Laurence Gonzales talks to Jim about his book “Deep Survival” a look at survival in extreme conditions from a cognitive science & “you are there” POV, and more… Author Laurence Gonzales talks to Jim about his book “Deep Survival” a fascinating look at survival in extreme conditions from both a cognitive science and “you are … Continue reading EP49 Laurence Gonzales on Deep Survival → The post EP49 Laurence Gonzales on Deep Survival appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks to Jessica Flack about stressing & testing cultural organization styles, optimizing for wholistic robustness, acting-oriented sensemaking, a department of wicked risks, top-down vs bottom-up response dynamics, liminal spaces, speculative market safeguard techniques, long-term thinking, safety nets, inequality, and more. Episode Transcript JRS: EP48 Jessica Flack on Complex System … Continue reading Extra: On COVID-19 Opportunities with Jessica Flack → The post Extra: On COVID-19 Opportunities with Jessica Flack appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
In this short extra episode, Jim talks to Robin Hanson about possible dosage related effects on exposure and the related trade-offs of viral dose & deliberate infection strategies, the need for more investment in robustness, capacity vs flexibility, optimizing for adaptability, our lack of leadership, and more. Episode Transcript JRS: EP2 Robin Hanson – Decision … Continue reading Extra: On COVID-19 Strategies with Robin Hanson → The post Extra: On COVID-19 Strategies with Robin Hanson appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
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. Episode Transcript Simon’s post on … 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.
Jessica Flack talks to Jim about causality in complex systems, theoretical biology, emergence, agent-based modeling, social policing, & much more… 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 … 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.
On this Bonus episode, Jim hosts a talk & Q&A on The Stoa. He reflects on the impacts & opportunities created by COVID-19, Game A vs Game B, complexity, & much more… 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 … 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.
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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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