About This Site

This site is a collection of Daniel’s public content. Most of the current content is in the media section in the form of podcasts and dialogues. There is very little written work to share here related to civilization design currently, mostly the first four parts of what was intended to be an eight parts series titled “New Economics”, written several years ago. There are a number of short blog articles on more personal topics, originally written as facebook notes, also shared here.

Daniel Schmachtenberger

About Daniel

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. 

 The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal.

 Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science. 

Motivated by the belief that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is foundational to the integrity of any civilization, and necessary to address the unique risks we currently face given the intersection of globalization and exponential technology, he has spoken publicly on many of these topics, hoping to popularize and deepen important conversations and engage more people in working towards their solutions. Many of these can be found here.