The Metacrisis with Daniel Schmachtenberger | Part 1 | Green Pill #26

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. He is researching and propagating the idea of the Metacrisis, which outlines the totality of risk that we face as a species and planet.

The systems that compose our society generally seek to trend in two directions—toward dystopia and catastrophes. Is there a way we can avoid these fates? Daniel says yes, via the third attractor: creating a more antifragile world that takes advantage of our exponential technologies.

This is the first in a series of episodes with Daniel, in which the CoordiNation will get to the bottom of the Metacrisis and how we may best address it.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

4:20 The Metacrisis

15:43 Catastrophes and Dystopias

22:00 The Third Attractor

30:40 Moloch and Values

34:46 Mapping the Metacrisis

43:25 Incentives and Trajectories

51:30 Forced Transparency

58:30 A Qualitative World

1:07:30 What Brings Hope

1:11:30 Faith

1:17:30 Optimism and Pessimism

1:22:10 What’s to Come

1:25:50 Closing