DiscoverThe Portal27: Daniel Schmachtenberger - On Avoiding Apocalypses
27: Daniel Schmachtenberger - On Avoiding Apocalypses

27: Daniel Schmachtenberger - On Avoiding Apocalypses

Update: 2020-03-2750
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In this second episode of the Portal to be released during shelter-in-place restrictions during the Corona Virus Pandemic, we release an older discussion with Daniel Shmachtenberger on whether there is any plausible long term scenario for human flourishing confined to a single shared planet. 

Daniel is seen as a leader of the growing Game B subculture of the human potential movement. This group bets that there is a second evolutionary stable strategy for cohabiting not based on conflict or rivalry, even for life raised in Game A (i.e. standard evolutionary and economic environments based on scarcity and rivalrous goods. Eric asks Daniel about where the bright spots and progress might be in this movement which refuses to accept the fate that that Eric has elsewhere put forward as the Twin Nuclei Problem of having unlocked the power of both Cell and Atom in the early 1950s without the wisdom to use it. 


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Andro Tammik

17:50 intro

May 13th
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Emmanuel Mendoza

Intelligence is a grand experiment.

Apr 5th
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Matthew Groveau

I love your show. My only thought of what I think it was mostly about was very intelligent people believing if they can hack education and change incentives they can create a better world. I am terrified as a average man of average intelligents, that has lived and worked only with average and below average people in drug infested and poor living conditions. I really wish you would speak to someone from that area of life to shoot holes in all this group thought of educated and privileged life. I have blindly believed in educated people knowing best and have now lost all hope of them ever understanding the drive of uneducated and poor people and the insanity of putting them together every day for a life time.

Mar 30th
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27: Daniel Schmachtenberger - On Avoiding Apocalypses

27: Daniel Schmachtenberger - On Avoiding Apocalypses