Daniel Schmachtenberger - Building Better Sensemaking | Modern Wisdom Podcast 348

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project and works in preventing global catastrophic risk.

Having accurate sensemaking is a superpower in the 21st century. As the volume of information we need to sort through increases, the ability to distinguish signal from noise becomes ever more important. Given this, I wanted to ask Daniel exactly how he would advise someone to become an adept sensemaker.

Expect to learn the characteristics that a good sensemaking agent should have, why the relationship between sense, meaning and choice making is so crucial, whether Daniel thinks that humanity is too emotional to reach our full potential, at what stage of personal actualisation we should begin to help the world and much more…

00:00 Intro

00:25 What is a Sensemaking Agent?

14:53 Decision-making in Politics

18:43 Becoming Better at Sensemaking

22:44 The Underlying Principles of Sensemaking

44:12 Comfort in the Unknown

45:05 The Lab-leak Hypothesis

51:15 U-Turning Politicians

55:26 Common Pitfalls in Sensemaking

1:01:30 Fixing Consequential World Problems

1:12:15 Will Human Emotions Limit Civilisation’s Potential?

1:27:47 Should We Slow Technological Growth?

1:39:40 Impact of Social Media on Humanity

1:44:46 Sensemaking in Legislation

1:51:46 Creating a Silo Community

2:00:15 Constraints of a Mars Community

2:02:11 Where to Find Daniel