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Emerge: Making Sense of What's Next

Emerge: Making Sense of What's Next

Author: Daniel Thorson

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A podcast based inquiry into the next phase of the human experiment. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
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In this episode, I'm speaking with writer, educator and futurist Zak Stein. We discuss 'Metapsychology', Zak's attempt to answer the question 'what is the human?' brought up in our previous conversation about a vision for metamodern education. This is part two of a two part conversation.It's recommended that you listen to my previous conversation with Zak on Education and the Meta-Crisis before you listen to this episode.Apologies for the sound quality on this episode, it's a little rough around the edges. 😕We talk about:- What is soul?- How to understand suicide and collapse from a soul perspective- The symmetries between suicide and the movement towards collapse we are collectively moving towards- How metapsychology helps us understand what the human being is- How our entertainment industry functions to repress our encounter with death- Why you can't do educational design without metapsychology- The difference between spirit and soul--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
In this episode I'm speaking once again with writer, educator and futurist Zak Stein. We discuss 'Metapsychology', Zak's attempt to answer the question 'what is the human?' brought up in our previous conversation about a vision for metamodern education. This is part one of a two part conversation.It's recommended that you listen to my previous conversation with Zak on Education and the Meta-Crisis before you listen to this episode.Apologies for the sound quality on this episode, it's a little rough around the edges. 😕We talk about:- What is soul?- How to understand suicide and collapse from a soul perspective- The symmetries between suicide and the movement towards collapse we are collectively moving towards- How metapsychology helps us understand what the human being is- How our entertainment industry functions to repress our encounter with death- Why you can't do educational design without metapsychology- The difference between spirit and soul--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
Today on Emerge I’m speaking with Euvie Ivanova and Mike Gilliland, hosts of the Future Thinkers podcast. In this conversation we explore the concept of Sovereignty, how we are practicing it in our lives, and why it’s such a significant tool in service of the evolution of consciousness.Topics include:-What is sovereignty-What is sense-making, and why it is broken for so many people right now- How to diagnose corrupted sense-making, and what to do about it- Questions to ask yourself to increase your sovereignty- How to work on your sovereignty when you can’t trust what you perceive- The relationship between awakening and sovereignty- How Mike and Euvie see sovereignty playing a role in the future of the human experiment- Predictions about the emergence of new collective intelligencesFuture Thinkers PodcastA Course in Personal Evolution--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
This week I'm speaking with Mette Böll (Boell). Mette is a biologist by training, specializing in the evolution of complex social systems, mammalian play behavior and philosophy of nature. Mette has a Ph.D. in organizational ethology from the Center for Semiotics, Aarhus University, and holds additional degrees in contemplative leadership and the philosophy and history of science. She uses her training in these diverse areas to research how moods and feelings are transmitted in social relations and how the resulting relational fields in turn shape the larger systems human beings are parts of, with a particular focus on education.We talk about the study of social fields, generative vs. degenerative fields, the relationship between fields and systems, how generative fields create ‘magical classrooms’, the characteristics of a generative field, how the combination of systems science and systems sensing can help educate people to respond to the complex challenges of our world, and what generative fields in the K-12 education setting looks like, and the need to empower young people and get out of their way. Mette also shares inspiring stories from the early prototypes of this work in the American education system.Center for Systems Awareness--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
This week I'm speaking with Christopher Life. Christopher Life is the founder of OneNation, a new American political party dedicated to installing an all-win paradigm and rebirthing our democratic systems.Christopher and I talk about systems change as the next great social issue, the two party system as a hegemonic duopoly, OneNation as a generative alternative to the current system, omni-win vs win-lose, how the omni-win vision is the center of the shift needed to remake all the systems of society, win-lose thinking as a psycho-technology that is no longer adaptive, how empire uses polarization to maintain power, the need to create new collective intelligences and to experiment with new decision making systems, how OneNation will pull the disenfranchised and disengaged into a new political conversation, and the plan to make all-win cool and win-lose lame.Freakonomic Duopoly EpisodeBill Moyers Stages of Social ChangeOneNation Party USA--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
This week I'm speaking with Daniel Schmachtenberger. Daniel is a social engineer and evolutionary philosopher and strategist. He is the Founder of Critical Path Institute, The Emergence Project, and Co-Founder of The Neurohacker Collective. You can find his writing at Civilization Emerging.We talk about the current state of the phase shift, whether we are past the point of no return for social collapse, Daniel’s three generator functions of existential risk, the definition of an adequate social architecture that avoids existential risk, how technology creates asymmetric advantage that debases the planetary life support system, why we need to create technology that leads to ‘metastability’, the pollution of the epistemic commons, why we need to define problems in a comprehensive way where the solutions don’t create worse problems, the vows Daniel made as a teenager, what progress is being made at solving the generator functions of existential risk, the auto-poetic nature of trauma, and the necessity of a mature relationship between certainty and uncertainty.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
This week I am joined by Danilo Vaz, Stratis Karad, Jocelyn, and Felipe Duarte to explore all things Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).We talk about  what DAOs are and why they are significant, where the space is at (and what it’s evolving into), how DAOs might allow for teal/horizontal/distributed organizations to scale, what are some of the most exciting DAOs currently active, the need for wacky proposals, and more.ParticipantsDanilo Vaz (@emergir_co) - Fascinated by everything Complexity related, from fungi mycelium, to cultural evolution, to distributed computer networks. He’s worked as a community manager at DAOstack during the project’s ICO. Co-host of DAOCast.Statis Karad (@stratiskarad) -  Passionate about free thought, free speech and free market. Marketing & bizdev at DAOstack, and co-host of DAOCast.Jocelyn (http://kattfantastiskt.nu/) - Artist interested in sociotechnical artifacts; her current work explores imagination processes, magic, and code. She works with electronic literature, installations, and performances within the contexts of decentralized organizations, female narratives, and the human love affair with the Internet.Felipe Duarte (@facilitator23) - Originally an artist and activist, his experience on the ground during the social upheavals of Brazil have shifted his reflections towards society and organizations. Participant in the Genesis Alpha DAO and to becoming the Organiser of DAOfest.Related EpisodesRichard Bartlett - Occupy Wall Street as Bootstrapping Collective IntelligenceJordan Greenhall - Anti-Rivalry, QAnon, and SOCIs (Oh my!)Max Borders - The Coming Social SingularityMoritz Bierling - Metamodern Politics + Holochain = 🔥💞🌎🤸--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
Joe Edelman is a philosopher, social scientist, designer, and founder of Human Systems, a global community for those redesigning institutions and social spaces so as to better support meaningful lives and human values.In this conversation we  discuss why designing systems in alignment with human values is the way forward for social transformation, the difference between advancing values and practicing values, the anti-rivalrous nature of values, how to name your values with the same specificity that you name your goals, why the breakdown of systems is a wonderful opportunity for redesign, the relationship between meaningfulness and values, and what this all has to do with the possibility of social collapse.Notes on the Show, Including the Referenced Political Compass with Bonnitta Roy, Jordan Hall, et all--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
Tom Murray - Wisdom Skills

Tom Murray - Wisdom Skills

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In this conversation Tom Murray and I explore Tom’s model of ‘Wisdom Skills’. In this model Wisdom Skills are made up of both the movement of complexification and development (ascending), and the movement of simplicity and subtraction (descending). We explore the relationship between simplicity and complexity in the development of wisdom, sort out some confusions about the relationship between spirituality and human development, why spiritual teachers ‘do bad things’, why development without deconstruction is problematic, why spirituality is more ‘down and in’ rather than ‘up and out’, how deconstruction releases complexity and opens possibility, why development is dangerous without spiritual clarity, and how this model allows us to talk bout spiritual realization without unnecessary metaphysical claims.To read a draft of Tom's work in progress on the "wisdom skills" material we discussed. send him an email at tommurray.us@gmail.com. The title of the manuscript is "Metamodernism, Complexity, Simplicity, and Spirituality."The other paper we mentioned is "Knowing and Unknowing Reality: A Beginner's and Expert's Developmental Guide to Post-Metaphysical Thinking" (here)Tom's Wisdom Skills Model (image) and Progressive Summarization of his Metaphysics PaperOther links to Toms work include: Tom's home page: www.tommurray.usA list of Tom's papers: www.perspegrity.comThe StageLens technology for developmental assessment:  www.stagelens.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
Today I'm speaking with Bayo Akomolafe. Bayo is a an academic, poet and philosopher who dedicates his life to mediating between the spiritual and the scientific. He is the Executive Director and Chief Curator for The Emergence Network, and the author of ‘These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to my Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home‘.We talk about what emergence is and why it is such a relevant idea for our time, the scandal at the heart of modernity, why it's a good idea to be uncertain about the possibility of systems collapse, why the urgency of our times is an invitation to slow down, the problems with spiritual tourism, why identity politics can often seem so broken, how the social justice movement is mistakenly using modernist constructs of power, how inclusion can reinforce the structures of exploitation and oppression, and why we cannot ‘out-think the crisis’.Bayo's Profile on EmergeThe 25 Billion Ton Biomass at the Bottom of the Ocean--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emerge/support
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Peter Monien

true, we gave to go meta to advance. my input to a political system change: upgradingdemocracy.com

Sep 18th
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Peter Monien

there is a project also with peer2peer bookkeeping approach, but with a connection via online notaries: Sweetbridge

Sep 18th
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Peter Monien

very cool, promising framework. will buy his second book.

Sep 18th
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Intrograted

Good luck! ☮♥️☯️

Mar 18th
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Marie Pace

Émerge

Sep 13th
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Intrograted

A 'playful' contemplation from my latest blogpost; "If we can imagine a thing, that thing is possible. The more we imagine a thing, the more likely it is to become probable. The stronger these imaginings, the more real they are likely to become... Matter was created from ‘thought’. All matter was imagined into being... Complete this statement; The illiterate of the future will be… those who are unable to imagine the impossible enough to manifest it". These imaginings were inspired by Emerge. https://intrograte.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/my-monday-messes-4

Sep 4th
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Intrograted

This abstract way of thinking hasn't intuitively clicked for me yet, but it does intuitively feel real. Hopefully the more I listen and explore, the greater an intuitive understanding I'll develop, until that click moment comes and it starts to become second nature. Thank-you for opening up this path for so many. I feel almost sure it will have positive, unpredictable, and likely even important, ramifications.

Sep 4th
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Intrograted

I've been doing this for the past 6 months on my own without realising it was a thing. It feels like I'm listening to my own thoughts being articulated, even though I have absolutely no experience in any Buddhist teachings. Why do I find that all at once cathartic, reassuring, confusing, and terrifying? I'm on the verge of tears. It feels like something strange and inexplicable is happening, and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with all of this. Thank-you for these podcasts.

Aug 29th
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Intrograted

Question; I loved the point about authentic profound experiences not being universal. But can they sometimes be?

Aug 4th
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Intrograted

A little awkward to listen to at times, but a considered and worthwhile contribution to moving the conversation forward, all the more so as it progressed. Congratulations and well done, guys. I hope to hear further discussions like this, and more of them, going in to the future. Thank-you, and Consciousness bless you ❤.

Aug 4th
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