A preliminary conversation about Philosophy, the use of the term “metaphysics”, jargon, historical philosophers, science, popularity, the nature of relation, realism and idealism.

Writer. Educator. Futurist. Working to bring a greater sense of sanity and justice to education.

There has never been an immortal human society. I work on figuring out why.

Applying the security mindset to everything.

A Renaissance Man for the 21st century, Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism.

Only Ten More Years till the Turchin Cycle Reverses! Hang in There, People!

LessWrong is a place to 1) develop and train rationality, and 2) apply one’s rationality to real-world problems.

The International Bateson Institute, registered in Stockholm, is a non-profit foundation for transcontextual research in ecology, economy, social change, health, education, and art.

Operated as an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education center, the Santa Fe Institute is exploring the frontiers of complex systems science.

The Center for Humane Technology (CHT) is an independent nonprofit organization whose aim is to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology by changing the way technologists think about their work and how they build products.