🟨⬜ [Podc] Daniel Schmachtenberger @Tristan Harris - "What's really driving global problems in todays world"

To solve this has to become the central objective, the Zeitgeist, of our time. Otherwise we can't solve all the other problems anyways.

Who this article is for...

  • people who got sent a direct link to this article by me (as a recommendation)

  • anyone who is interested in the people who inspire me

  • anyone who is interested in making the world a better place

    • because if you don't know what actually is the problem, you likely won't make the world better, but just move the problem somewhere else

Short Recap

  • video + bullet points

Recommended for...

  • everyone❗

More big ideas // all notes

  • video + bullet points

  • similar to "In Search of the 3rd attractor"

    • shorter + a bit less detailed = less friction

  • [38:30] 🟠 We're not intuitively primed to understand exponential growth

    • We're very bad at predicting how fast the future comes

    • @Manu

  • [41:00] 🟠 natural Monopolies

    • legislature / laws to prevent monopolies is pre expontantial tech

    • not applicable to natural monopolies

    • no "bad power" behind it (data -> more data -> more data -> monopoly on data)

    • we develop faster than the law can adapt

      • legislature was good for that problem at that time

      • now = new time + totally new problem
        -> needs new solutions

  • [49:00] πŸ”΄ new technology enables new social systems

    • prelude (minutes before):

      • When Daniel speaks about "social technology", he also means democracy for example

      • democracy = no value in itself
        -> tool for justice + equity + equality + etc.

      • How Feudalismus changed to democracy (via printing press)
        -> people could get informed on a large(er) scale than before + make shared sense of the world

    • Today = new breaking point

      • new technologies = new possibilities + new dangers

      • democracy as invented earlier doesn't work anymore

      • we need to develop system that fits to new situation

    • Tristan: "Printing Press could have been used by the leaders of Feudalism to reinforce Feudalism. But they used it to create a new system."

    • Referal to Taiwans digital democracy
      Audrey Tang Podcast @Tristan Harris

  • [58:00] 🟑 conflict vs. mistake theory

    • mistake = unintended side-effects
      -> every generation kills 20 buffalos without realizing the bigger picture problem

    • conflict = intended for own personal profit

    • existence of mistake theory = often taken as an excuse where the consequences could have been seen/calculated

  • [??:??] 🟑 concrete examples for How a better world could look like

    • blockchain

      • "blockchain currency = least interesting"

      • forced transparency
        (No Transparency = foundation of corruption)

      • science articles

  • [01:25:00] 🟠 Education of the Future

    • First ask:
      "What's the role of humans in the future?"
      -> adapt education to that

    • monotone task will be automated
      -> no reason to teach

    • "What's uniquely human?"
      -> social interaction + empathy + emotional connection + personal caring

  • [01:39:00] 🟑 Democracy

    • Platon + Socrates + other philosophers were critics of idea of democracy

    • Want to let experts make decisions who really know their field?

    • Or random mass of people who know nothing about what they decide on?

    • Winston Churchill quote:
      "Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the others that have been tried."

  • [01:51:00] πŸ”΄ #1 goal of our time must be "How to make global cooperation possible"

    • whatever groups figure out how to do it effectively will be the groups that can direct the future.

    • if we don't solve this, all others problems don't matter, because we're fucked anyways

    • nations + private cooperations + etc all included

    • contact + ask to take us as an example of trying & testing (Upwork Team + o4U?)
      -> internal Memo (2) 04:00

    • we need people who
      a) apply + test (see above)
      b) spread to other audiences
      -> I see myself in both

notes to myself



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