The Transition

We are in the middle of a global-scale, civilization-level collapse. If we do our job right, we can effectively transition to something new. Join myself, Jordan Greenhall, and Forrest Landry as we discuss The Transition…

New Economics Series: Part III

Insofar as economics plays a role in coordinating collective human activity, it can be thought of as a type of collective intelligence system. If that system misaligns the direction of coordination with any aspect of actual well-being (of the beings and/or relationships inside of or connected to the system), then it is fair to consider it a maladaptive collective intelligence. …

New Economics Series: Part II

Essential Design Constraint: At all points, the system must vector towards omni-win-win dynamics. (At no points can the system incent win-lose dynamics.)   Essential Distinctions: Win-lose generator function: all types of win-lose dynamics result from the perception of fundamentally separate conflicting interests. I.e., from perceiving various values/agents/metrics within a system as being irreconcilably dichotomous and thus, necessarily competitive. Win-win generator …

New Economics Series: Part I

Economics has to do with two primary areas of concern: 1) allocation of resources to meeting needs and creating value, and 2) influencing patterns of human behavior. Our current global economic system is not only broken with regard to both goals, but is unstable and rapidly self-terminating…

Advancing Human Sovereignty

Sovereignty relates to the capacity for and demonstration of good (omni-positive) choice-making. We define sovereignty more formally as the product of sentience, intelligence, and agency. Sentience relates to one’s ability to sense the world (including inner sensing of self and vicarious inner sensing of others). It includes qualities like awareness, empathy, mindfulness, depth of feeling, care, sensitivity, compassion, perceptiveness, etc. …

Catastrophic and Existential Risks

Critical Factors Radical unpredictability Anthrocomplexity, multi-system complexity, far-from equilibria complex/ chaotic systems, new (not well understood) technologies, exponential rates of change, unmonitorable distributed catastrophic technology. Broken information ecology: mostly disinformation, intentional disinformation, actual signal intentionally obscured, critical factors not monitored, – signal unparsable from noise currently. Inadequate predictive models and monitoring. Cascades, fragility, and amplification Interconnectivity of systems makes it …

Emergence

The whole evolutionary impulse of universe coalesced to bring your existence about, and then woke up to itself within you.