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The Cyberdelic Podcast

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Augmenting reality is an innately human desire to share our ideas and perceptions to feel connected. Welcome to The Cyberdelic Podcast, where startup CEO Nils Pihl and co-founder & anthropologist Damir First explore how memetics and cultural transhumanism influence our (digital) reality. If you want to understand how ideas shape culture, technology, and the metaverse, you are in the right space. The goal of The Cyberdelic Podcast is to bring into our collective consciousness the idea that we should be mindful of the ideas and memes that we propagate. Culture is crowdsourced! We wish to provide the framework and tools to empower cultural authorship. Will future kingdoms of imagination be owned by companies who surveil and monetize our thoughts and actions or be privacy-preserving, deeply humane, and artistic spaces that our digital identity can call home?

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United States

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Augmenting reality is an innately human desire to share our ideas and perceptions to feel connected. Welcome to The Cyberdelic Podcast, where startup CEO Nils Pihl and co-founder & anthropologist Damir First explore how memetics and cultural transhumanism influence our (digital) reality. If you want to understand how ideas shape culture, technology, and the metaverse, you are in the right space. The goal of The Cyberdelic Podcast is to bring into our collective consciousness the idea that we should be mindful of the ideas and memes that we propagate. Culture is crowdsourced! We wish to provide the framework and tools to empower cultural authorship. Will future kingdoms of imagination be owned by companies who surveil and monetize our thoughts and actions or be privacy-preserving, deeply humane, and artistic spaces that our digital identity can call home?

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@MatterlessS

Language:

English


Episodes

Spatial Computing Horizons: Impact of Augmented Reality - Interview with Alastair Reynolds

8/24/2023
Welcome back to The Cyberdelic Podcast! In today's deep dive, we're navigating the intricate dance between technology and humanity with the renowned science fiction author-scientist Alastair Reynolds and our own Nils Pihl. Together, they delve into the profound implications of augmented reality as portrayed in Alastair’s narratives and the looming Vision Pro revolution on the horizon. They share concerns about AR’s potential to distort reality and deceive us, leading to disconnection, but also acknowledge its transformative capabilities for authentic communication on a level never before experienced. They tackle the existential challenges posed by our universe's relative positioning and the wonders of computational astronomy. The conversation serves as a reminder of technology's dual nature and the importance of harnessing its potential responsibly. Let's explore, question, and shape our digital future together. Dive in with us on The Cyberdelic Podcast! Alastair Reynolds’ recommendations: - Rick Beato, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and educator: https://www.youtube.com/@RickBeato - Ward Carroll, veteran F-14 Tomcat radar intercept officer, writer, and military storyteller: https://www.youtube.com/@WardCarroll - M3GAN Trailer: https://youtu.be/OoDHM_A1axc - Freedom Fry, a French/American folk duo: https://youtu.be/cmE7-5Zx9gM If you're into cyberdelics or want to know more about spatial computing, we're building the future of precise positioning. https://linktr.ee/aukilabs

Duration:01:03:26

End User, a short sci-fi story by Alastair Reynolds

7/19/2023
We are BACK for season 2! In this season's premiere episode, we're taking a slightly different approach. We're diving into the world of science fiction with a special treat. We are incredibly honored to present a story penned by Alastair Reynolds! Known for his masterful storytelling in hard science fiction, Reynolds' work often explores the vastness of space and the intricacies of time, challenging our perceptions of reality and humanity. "End User" is a short tale exploring the near future of augmented reality. Our protagonist, Doug, navigates life with a new pair of AR glasses, the Gaugs. As Doug immerses himself in this hyperreality, he grapples with the implications of this technology on his personal life and society at large. If you've read his "Revelation Space" series, you know the future is complex and often hiding dangers one might not anticipate. "End User" is a chilling reminder of the potential futures we may encounter as technology continues to evolve and reshape our world. Join us in this episode as we delve into this thought-provoking narrative and discuss its implications for our digital future. Whether you're a long-time listener or just discovering us, we invite you to join us on this cyberdelic journey. Let's continue to question, learn, and shape our digital future together. Welcome to Season 2 of The Cyberdelic Podcast! If you're into cyberdelics or want to know more about spatial computing, we're building the future of precise positioning. https://linktr.ee/aukilabs

Duration:00:33:19

Midjourney Tripping

11/2/2022
In the new episode of the Cyberdelic Podcast, we go on a Midjourney trip! We talk about text-to-image tools like Midjourney and how AI generators have rapidly advanced in complexity. Now we can create not only fictitious people, objects, and locations but also entire visual styles. Users can type prompts to receive artwork that resembles a comic book, game art, a historical diagram, a realistic photograph, and so much more. The AI is always here doing its best to conjure it for us. We discuss whether we can use these tools for augmented reality storytelling and communication and ask if the psychedelic state beyond memetic boundaries can benefit from AI-generated images. Tools like Midjourney are already democratizing the ability to express what’s on someone’s mind. Having these at one’s disposal can help anyone realize an artistic potential, not by learning to draw by hand but by learning to think more clearly about what they want to visualize. Perhaps a good artist or the near future will have to be more of a clear thinker than a craftsperson and hunt for ideas at the edge of known memeplexes. If you're into cyberdelics or want to know more about spatial computing, we're building the future of precise positioning. https://linktr.ee/aukilabs

Duration:00:35:43

Building in Web 3.0, On Toys & Games, Human Speech Enhanced By Visuals

10/18/2022
A new episode of the Cyberdelic Podcast will take you on a wild ride! We discuss Decentraland and the work being done by the Web 3.0 communities to build living, developing digital spaces; how all of us are trying to construct a much lower barrier to entry to novel modalities of human consciousness. From there we jump to the difference between toys and games, the digital playgrounds we inhabit, and the benefits of play to human development and civilization. We also talk about role-playing in Dungeons & Dragons and how visceral communal storytelling experiences can be conjured by using words alone, and how emojis are now new letters of our alphabet. Finally, we ask the question: What is the future of communication when you get to create shared experiences where your speech is enhanced by visuals in real-time? If you're into cyberdelics or want to know more about spatial computing, we're building the future of precise positioning. https://linktr.ee/aukilabs

Duration:00:57:34

Spatial Internet & Manifesting Augmented Reality

9/13/2022
In this episode, we compare the internet to a global nervous system. We comment on the appeal of selling our data and the harsh reality of receiving less much for it than you think. Will AR pets play our favorite songs to us, and how do we communicate nonverbally in the metaverse? We explore the emergence of spatial internet and how positioning must become a utility to allow for spatial and embodied experiences that can be anchored in the real world. The goal of this episode is to paint a picture of how 3D things may be rendered in real space in the future. Oh, also, we discuss how wholesome it can be to paint Warhammer 40k minis. If you're into cyberdelics or want to know more about spatial computing, we're building the future of precise positioning. https://linktr.ee/aukilabs

Duration:01:03:44

The Origin Of Cyberdelics And The Attention Economy

8/30/2022
In this episode of “The Cyberdelic Podcast,” we talk about Terence McKenna, how reality is made up of language, and how AR is the second-to-last step in human communication. We discuss the origin of the word ‘cyberdelic’ and look at how asynchronous conversations and social media lead to a more dystopian Internet. Our attention is a limited resource, and we only build the things we are salient about - our attention guides where progress goes. The goal of this episode is to help people understand that the Internet is a state of mind and a digital realm we could inhabit together. If you're into cyberdelics or want to know more about spatial computing, we're building the future of precise positioning. https://linktr.ee/aukilabs

Duration:00:40:44

Augmenting Reality - Humanity's Oldest Technological Project

8/16/2022
Building on the first episode of The Cyberdelic Podcast, this is a continued conversation about storytelling, the primal drive to augment our reality with meaning, and how it all connects with the coming Metaverse. E xplore how we can prevent a dystopian future by embracing cultural transhumanism while harnessing the immense opportunities that augmented reality offers. Oh, and we'll also discuss dolphins. If you're into cyberdelics or want to know more about spatial computing, we're building the future of precise positioning. https://linktr.ee/aukilabs

Duration:00:38:19

The Memetic Perspective

8/1/2022
Our first-ever episode of The Cyberdelic Podcast introduces the concepts of cultural transhumanism, memetics, and the difference between work and play. Join startup co-founders Nils and Damir in exploring the concept of memetic identity, the ways culture shapes our thoughts and vice versa, and how memes might achieve immortality. If you're into cyberdelics or want to know more about spatial computing, we're building the future of precise positioning. https://linktr.ee/aukilabs

Duration:00:36:26