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We continued with another It’s Late Night Somewhere stream
to celebrate the three year anniversary of TAP, this time on Jared’s channel.
Semiogogue, Ecce Lux, and Karl Thorburn joined for what was an extremely late night conversation.
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A.I., Inter-dimensional demons, consciousness, uncanny valley phenomenon.
Evolution, culture, technology. Consciously manipulating evolution.
Motivation of “elites,” boredom of psychopaths, where psychopathy comes from.
Human impositions on nature, Transhumanism, holism.
Overly mechanistic modern perspective, “hangover of the 20th century.”
Archeofuturism. Technologies becoming more “invisible.”
Imbalance of the Transhumanist vision.
The tendency for people to seek legitimacy for
their ideologies/lifestyles by universalizing them.
Anatomy of psychopath brain, areas not developed.
Anecdotes of corporate culture, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
Power, “normal people” having these traits in smaller degrees.
A.I. simulating human emotions to elicit responses from people;
manipulating sympathy the way psychopaths do.
Is outlook of “elites” always predatory and self-serving?
How much people trust and view those of much higher-than-average intelligence.
Intelligence and interest. CRISPR and gene editing.
Experiential knowledge, Oliver’s explorations of rhythm and dance.
Faculties beyond the intellect.
Artificially creating/manipulating happiness. Drugs. Virtual reality.
Social contract, responsibility, past structures to raise a leadership class.
WASP class in USA, stewardship, poverty.
Aristocracy used to select for “people who could perform/deal with reality,”
falsehood of meritocracy,
new and warped incentives for status creating degenerate society. “Bio-Leninism.”
A.I. possibly puttering out, people always thinking they can predict future.
Reasons for optimism/pessimism
Wisdom of experience.
Los Angeles, exploitation there, Ecce being an LA native.
Different U.S. cities and experiences therein.