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Crisp conversations with critical thinkers at the leading edge of science, technology, politics, and social systems.

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Episodes

EP85 Gar Alperovitz on Reinventing Our Systems

10/19/2020
Gar Alperovitz talks to Jim about what his definition of systems & their relationship to ownership & control, economic & political components in systems, GameB, the legitimacy crisis & systems collapse, the failure mode of the political process, pervasive corporate influences, theory & experimentation, the past dynamics & current decline of US unions, finding appropriate … Continue reading EP85 Gar Alperovitz on Reinventing Our Systems → The post EP85 Gar Alperovitz on Reinventing Our...

Duration:01:24:02

Currents 015: Jessica Flack & Melanie Mitchell on Complexity

10/18/2020
In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Melanie Mitchell & Jessica Flack about their recent Aeon article, Uncertain times. Why R(0) is not a good measure for COVID contagion, network contagion & super spreaders, global non-linear causes & effects, feedback dynamics in complex systems, some hopeful views on COVID-19 impact, the importance of noise & randomness in complex … Continue reading Currents 015: Jessica Flack & Melanie Mitchell on Complexity → The post Currents 015: Jessica Flack &...

Duration:00:53:04

Currents 014: Steve LeVine on COVID-19 Futures

10/14/2020
In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Steve LeVine about his article, Remote Work Is Killing the Hidden Trillion-Dollar Office Economy, cultural hysteresis & homeostasis, the challenge of predicting post-pandemic changes & looking to history, the emerging remote business fluency, designing for virtual serendipity, the big city COVID-19 exodus, GameB, the Civium Project, the plausibility of cities dying, dangers of the US … Continue reading Currents 014: Steve LeVine on COVID-19 Futures...

Duration:00:47:03

EP84 William Perry & Tom Collina on The Nuclear Button

10/12/2020
Former Sec of Defense William Perry & Tom Collina talk about their book, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race & Presidential Power, and much more… Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry & Tom Z. Collina of the Ploughshares Fund talk to Jim about their book, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential … Continue reading EP84 William Perry & Tom Collina on The Nuclear Button → The post EP84 William Perry & Tom Collina on The Nuclear Button appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:01:12:56

EP83 Michel Bauwens on Our Commons Transition

10/8/2020
Michel Bauwens talks to Jim about P2P plurality, agro & regeneration, capitalist impact on social media, blockchains, cosmo-localism, and much more… Michel Bauwens talks to Jim about the forms of P2P (peer to peer) implementations & core elements, cosmo-local production, P2P in agriculture & regenerative processes, artificial rivalrous dynamics, capitalist impacts on social media & … Continue reading EP83 Michel Bauwens on Our Commons Transition → The post EP83 Michel Bauwens on Our Commons...

Duration:01:22:36

Currents 013: Rob Malda on the Slashdot Story

10/8/2020
Rob Malda (AKA: CmdrTaco) talks to Jim about the history & tech of Slashdot while speculating on what social media could learn from it. In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Rob Malda (AKA: CmdrTaco) about the history & creation of Slashdot, its opensource tech, rapid growth & eventual decline, unique moderation system & community involvement, utilization of … Continue reading Currents 013: Rob Malda on the Slashdot Story → The post Currents 013: Rob Malda on the Slashdot Story appeared...

Duration:00:44:41

EP82 Hanzi Freinacht on Building a Metamodern Future

10/5/2020
Hanzi Freinacht talks to Jim about political metamodernism, Gameb, sensemaking, conspiracy, top-down vs bottom-up tactics, coherent pluralism, and much more… In a wide-ranging all-new episode, Hanzi Freinacht talks to Jim about the dynamics of political metamodernism & commonalities with Gameb, our meta-crisis & diminished sensemaking capabilities, our culture of alienation, conspiracy theories, collective sensemaking, negative impacts of market … Continue reading EP82 Hanzi Freinacht on...

Duration:01:33:15

EP81 Renée DiResta on Social Media Warfare

10/1/2020
Renée DiResta talks to Jim about social media dynamics, foreign influence, disinformation vs misinformation, political ads, conspiracy, and much more… Renée DiResta talks to Jim about her work at the Standford Internet Observatory, identifying foreign social media influence, the challenge of defining state media, her work on the Election Integrity Project, sourcing social media data, foreign vs domestic disinformation … Continue reading EP81 Renée DiResta on Social Media Warfare → The post...

Duration:01:28:52

EP80 Daniel Schmachtenberger on Better Sensemaking

9/28/2020
Daniel Schmachtenberger talks to Jim about sensemaking & how it’s impacted by algorithms, addiction, authority, conspiracy, education, and much more… Daniel Schmachtenberger talks to Jim about the increasing importance of sensemaking in our globalized culture, internet algorithm impacts on narrative warfare, digital dopamine hijacking & addiction dynamics, dangerous contemporary authority dynamics, global government vs governance … Continue reading EP80 Daniel Schmachtenberger on Better...

Duration:01:38:27

EP79 Seth Lloyd on Our Quantum Universe

9/24/2020
Seth Lloyd talks to Jim about the fundamentals of quantum physics, quantum computing, seeing the universe as a quantum computer, and much more… Seth Lloyd starts this episode by talking to Jim about the fundamentals of quantum physics: the quantum vs classical world, quantum interpretations, causality & randomness, the many-worlds theory, entanglement, and coherence. They … Continue reading EP79 Seth Lloyd on Our Quantum Universe → The post EP79 Seth Lloyd on Our Quantum Universe appeared...

Duration:01:49:04

Currents 012: Andrew Taggart on Narcissism, Culture & Dying

9/23/2020
Andrew Taggart talks to Jim about philosophy, our psychotherapeutic culture, the good life & virtue, narcissism, community living, dying well, and more… In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Andrew Taggart about what philosophy is & once was, the impacts of our psychotherapeutic culture, the good life & virtue, narcissism, friends of utility, changing family dynamics, GameB, close community living, … Continue reading Currents 012: Andrew Taggart on Narcissism, Culture & Dying → The post...

Duration:00:59:18

EP78 Ran Abramitzky on the Mystery of the Kibbutz

9/21/2020
Ran Abramitzky talks to Jim about the kibbutz movement’s history, social & economic impact, family life, other egalitarian projects, and more… Ran Abramitzky talks to Jim about his book, The Mystery of the Kibbutz: history of the kibbutz movement, social and economic impact in Israel, group governance, family life, the role of coherence & homogeneity, economic forces vs … Continue reading EP78 Ran Abramitzky on the Mystery of the Kibbutz → The post EP78 Ran Abramitzky on the Mystery of the...

Duration:01:15:26

EP77 Kamal Sinclair on Science, Storytelling & VR

9/14/2020
Kamal Sinclair talks with Jim about fiction & science, the power of storytelling, new media & tech, VR, augmented & mixed reality, and much more… Kamal Sinclair talks with Jim about being an art doula, the role of fiction in science, the power of storytelling, impacts of new media & technology, mind & perception, the Question Bridge project’s … Continue reading EP77 Kamal Sinclair on Science, Storytelling & VR → The post EP77 Kamal Sinclair on Science, Storytelling & VR appeared first on...

Duration:01:35:11

EP76 Max Borders on the Social Singularity

9/7/2020
Max Borders talks to Jim about singularities, social innovation, dysfunctional politics, democracy, vaccines, decentralization, cryptocurrency, and much more… Max Borders talks to Jim about how he sees the role of the futurist, optimism, the characteristics of singularities, types of social innovation, collective intelligence, signaling systems & incentives, our dysfunctional &/or out-dated politics, analyzing our democracy, re-embracing … Continue reading EP76 Max Borders on the Social...

Duration:01:32:24

EP75 Nick Chater: “The Mind Is Flat”

8/31/2020
Nick Chater talks to Jim about his flat mind theory, depth psychology, the grand illusion, memory, emotion, confabulation, and much more… Nick Chater talks with Jim about his bold argument that the human mind is a lot flatter than we think. That what we think of as “answers from our mental depths” are an illusion. … Continue reading EP75 Nick Chater: “The Mind Is Flat” → The post EP75 Nick Chater: “The Mind Is Flat” appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:01:39:48

EP74 Daniel Christian Wahl on Regeneration Dynamics

8/27/2020
Daniel Christian Wahl talks with Jim about GameB, recycling, development, eastern perspectives, consciousness, community, and much more… Daniel Christian Wahl talks with Jim about living at a Findhorn eco-village, humanity as a capstone species, regenerative vs sustainable, the three horizons & GameB, night soil in urban & rural contexts, recycling essential resources, personal & collective development, defining … Continue reading EP74 Daniel Christian Wahl on Regeneration Dynamics → The...

Duration:01:45:24

EP73 James Lindsay on Cynical Theories

8/24/2020
James Lindsay talks with Jim about the history of social progress, illiberalism from postmodernism & its impact on science & culture, and much more… James Lindsay talks with Jim about his parody scholarly article project, intentions of his latest book, liberalism as a process, history of social progress, illiberalism from the left, the history of postmodernism & … Continue reading EP73 James Lindsay on Cynical Theories → The post EP73 James Lindsay on Cynical Theories appeared first on The...

Duration:01:47:57

EP72 Joscha Bach on Minds, Machines & Magic

8/17/2020
Joscha Bach talks to Jim about AI, human vs animal intelligence, GPT-3, realism, emergence, magic, hybrid AI approaches, cybernetics, and much more… Joscha Bach talks to Jim about better understanding ourselves via AI, narrow vs general AI incentives, AGI & human-level intelligence, philosophy of AI, limitations of the human brain, GPT-2 & 3, understanding language, layers of … Continue reading EP72 Joscha Bach on Minds, Machines & Magic → The post EP72 Joscha Bach on Minds, Machines &...

Duration:01:49:15

Currents 011: Robin Hanson on RightTalkism

8/11/2020
Jim talks to Robin Hanson about social signaling & their tribal roots, politics, fighting RightTalkism, rationality, social media, wokeism, and more… In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Robin Hanson about RightTalkism & our word fixation, social signaling, corporate speech, police reform, education & IQ, legalism vs Confucianism in China, Protestant & Catholics wars, floating … Continue reading Currents 011: Robin Hanson on RightTalkism → The post Currents 011: Robin Hanson on...

Duration:00:39:39

EP71 Philip Howard on Computational Propaganda

8/10/2020
Philip Howard talks with Jim about organized & paid disinformation, tech & politics, the lie machine, journalism, privately-held data, and much more… Philip Howard talks with Jim about the impacts of organized & paid digital disinformation, the interconnection of technology & politics, foreign election influence, how narrow targeting compares to older direct marketing strategies, political advertising, … Continue reading EP71 Philip Howard on Computational Propaganda → The post EP71 Philip...

Duration:01:02:41