In Episode 3, we have Daniel Schmachtenberger. I first knew Daniel because he created the nootropic “Qualia:” a supplement which is designed to increase your mental focus and clarity… in other words to increase your radical brilliance.
I discovered that Qualia is just the tip of the iceberg. Daniel is truly what we could call a futurist: he thinks constantly about architecting the best possible future. Instead of the future being something we stumble into in our drunkenness of desire, it becomes something that we can artfully, deliberately, consciously create. Today’s episode is about how you can become a conscious agent of evolution:a co-conspirator in architecting the best possible future. In this podcast you are going to hear from Daniel about our challenges in architecting the best future for ourselves, as well as our potential as a race.
4:35 — Becoming aware that the end is nigh
16:24 — Civilization savers and their unexpected downsides
25:25 — Evolution vs tool-building and how humans are extincting themselves
37:54 — Becoming a catalyst of change / Creating self-stabilizing ecologies
45:03 — Racing towards the worse world possible / how to ensure that life saving technologies don’t become weaponized
51:57 — A new problem-solving toolkit and taking responsibility for the whole = “Omniconsideration”
69:48 — Different kinds of intelligence and the co-development of our own will, heart, and mind