Daniel Schmachtenberger: Steering Civilization Away from Self-Destruction | Lex Fridman Podcast #191

Insights from Various Topics.

1970-01-06T18:34:01.000Z

🌰 Wisdom in a Nutshell

Essential insights distilled from the video.

  1. Alien technology, if real, would be beyond our understanding.
  2. Human consciousness is unique, emerging from brain capacities and social interaction.
  3. Understanding complex systems and their potential failure modes is crucial for civilization longevity.
  4. Human development and civilization are influenced by our need for others.
  5. Choose environments that support your goals and foster personal growth.
  6. Empathy, resilience, and compassion are key to a healthy society.
  7. Conflict resolution involves bonding, dancing, and understanding reality's complexity.
  8. Balancing optimism and pessimism in technology use is key to a positive outcome.
  9. Avoiding catastrophic risks requires new problem-solving processes and understanding human behavior.
  10. Human psyche balances construction and destruction, with pro-social traits preventing widespread harm.
  11. Addressing tech's unintended consequences requires shared sense making and values generation.
  12. Optimize for love and well-being, considering externalities and practical systems.
  13. Understanding conditioning can shape societies, minimize violence, and foster a healthy society.
  14. A meaningful life involves balance, evolution, and service to others.
  15. Questioning beliefs and motivations is key to personal growth.
  16. Death incentivizes compassion, conditioning shapes preferences, and the state should evolve.
  17. Future governance is decentralized, with focus on local and global coordination.
  18. Technology shapes human behavior, values, and social systems.
  19. Agnosticism is a philosophical position, not a religious one.
  20. Internet can foster empathy, knowledge, and solution development, but ethical concerns persist.
  21. Attentionalism, not capitalism, is the key to shaping human behavior.


πŸ“š Introduction

In this blog post, we will explore a variety of topics and uncover insightful observations. From the history of humanity and the emergence of consciousness to the impact of technology and the future of governance, each topic offers unique perspectives and thought-provoking ideas. By delving into these discussions, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our society, and the world we inhabit. Let's dive in and discover the wisdom that awaits us.


πŸ” Wisdom Unpacked

Delving deeper into the key ideas.

1. Alien technology, if real, would be beyond our understanding.

The history of humanity, as observed by aliens, would be marked by technological advancements and setbacks, with a risk of self-destruction due to our inability to control and incentivize ourselves. There are unexplained UFO sightings that warrant further exploration, with descriptions of objects defying physics and inertia. The idea of alien technology is intriguing, but unlikely to be as advanced as we imagine. Governments may keep information about alien spacecraft secret for reasons of national security and plausible deniability. There are claims of recovered materials from Area 51 that suggest the existence of nanotech alloys. The craft may have the ability to manipulate space and consciousness. Gravitational waves generated by orbiting black holes could potentially be used for communication. Harnessing the power of mutually rotating black holes would be far beyond our physics understanding.

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Benefiting from our consciousnessπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Oldest alien techπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


2. Human consciousness is unique, emerging from brain capacities and social interaction.

The human brain's unique capacities, such as tool creation, language, and coordination, are the result of abstraction and not solely a consequence of social connection. The emergence of consciousness is not solely about increased complexity within the domain of first person, but rather a unique aspect of the universe. The human brain is capable of computation that is a million times more powerful than current state-of-the-art computers, and there are assumptions built into this computation. The theory of mind may lead to consciousness, as it provides the richness of subjective experience. The future of humanity does not rely on our ability to reach other habitable planets immediately, but the possibility of life existing on Mars, Europa, Titan, and Venus is exciting. The existence of life elsewhere, whether similar or different to us, opens up philosophical questions about the nature of life and consciousness. The coexistence of different life forms is a deep question, as it could lead to competition and even extinction. Mimetic theory suggests that if they are sufficiently different, we can coexist on different planes, but if we are too close, competition would be detrimental.

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Philosophy of an alien raceπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
What is unique about us that makes us advanced hominidsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
More Classification of Subjective ExpeariusπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
What Does it Mean to Be Conscious? Consciousness vs. Self-Aware ConsciousnessπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
System 1 and System 2 ThinkingπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Regardless of the Leap, There Has To Be A Niche Where That Habit EnduedπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
BiologyπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Statue of Human Computational PowerπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
IridescenceπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Girardian Mimetic Theory of Desire: How Much is True?πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Mimesis and Conflict TheoryπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


3. Understanding complex systems and their potential failure modes is crucial for civilization longevity.

The concept of self-organizing systems, such as cellular automata, highlights the emergence of complexity from simple rules. This complexity, seen in flocking behavior and ant colonies, is a fascinating aspect of complex systems. However, human systems and technologies, while complex, rely on models and engineering, and are not self-organizing or self-repairing. Understanding the potential failure modes of these systems, such as self-terminating systems, is crucial for their longevity. The future of civilization is likely to involve a combination of individual and family governance, similar to the organization of the human body.

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when humans got socially smart, homo sapiens as a wholeπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
The rules underneath complexityπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Models of realityπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Complicated vs. Complex systemsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Philosophy/Ethics around collapseπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Definition of meaning and civilizationπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
How does democracy lead to the presidency?πŸŽ₯πŸ“„


4. Human development and civilization are influenced by our need for others.

Human development as intellectual beings is influenced by our need for others, which is a matter of degrees. Our survival and consciousness are dependent on the support of others, including parents and local communities. This need is evident in the rise of the market economy and the importance of communication and access to goods. Throughout history, humans lived in tribes, which were below the Dunbar number, a range of around 150 people. These groups were domesticated, learning rules to participate without being kicked out. The Dunbar number is a range, not a fixed number, and it may vary depending on the environment and conditions. In smaller groups, there is a sense of transparency and accountability, making it difficult to engage in bad behavior. As the group grows larger, it becomes easier to hide certain things and be less emotionally connected to the group. Civilizations have a binding energy that holds them together and a cleaving energy that separates them. To sustain a civilization, the binding energy must exceed the cleaving energy. Strategies can be implemented to decrease cleaving energy and increase binding energy. Tribalism was prevalent up to a certain size, but resource wars and the need for economic surplus led to the emergence of more obligated tribal warfare.

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We felt like we relied on each other, but we felt like we didπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Some specifics from DunbarπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
All sit around a tribal council and have a say in increasing binding, decreasing cleavingπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


5. Choose environments that support your goals and foster personal growth.

The environment we surround ourselves with can significantly impact our thoughts and behavior, shaping our personalities and habits. It's crucial to choose environments that support our goals and positively affect the environment around us. This can be achieved by seeking dialectical synthesis, where opposing ideas are combined, leading to personal growth and problem-solving. To create a better whole for everyone, we need to increase individual freedom and support, while also making collective environments that are good. This requires understanding and inhabiting each perspective, recognizing the impact of individuals on the commons, and creating social systems that support individuals without harming the environment or others.

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The power of choosing your environmentπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Just choose whicheverπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Synthesis; where self-determinationπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


6. Empathy, resilience, and compassion are key to a healthy society.

Empathy, a key aspect of a healthy society, involves understanding and embracing different worldviews to find a higher order synthesis. It's about feeling the suffering of others and understanding their depth of sentience, while also recognizing that our best guesses are not fully accurate. This understanding should lead to a strive to listen and learn from others, seeking a way forward that meets everyone's values and reconciles conflicting perspectives. The inverse correlation between addiction and the health of a society is an interesting metric, with the more addiction existing, the less healthy the society. Trauma can have both positive and negative effects, and the key is to find a way to benefit from the challenges and develop resilience without causing trauma. This can be achieved through ritualized discomfort that helps individuals overcome difficulties and strengthens their bonds with others. The goal is to optimize for compassion and minimize jealousy and sadism, with a metric called compassion, conversion, access that refers to the correlation between our positive and negative emotional states.

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DialecticsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Overview: with a perspective as simple as a circuit boardπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Mental Health in societyπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Developing a resilience through ritualized discomfortπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Emotional Wellbeing MetricsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


7. Conflict resolution involves bonding, dancing, and understanding reality's complexity.

Throughout history, conflicts have been resolved through positive bonding and dancing, releasing negative energy and strengthening relationships. However, it's crucial to be cautious when relying on simplistic explanations for conflict, as models of reality can be misleading and limit our understanding. It's important to recognize that our models are never perfect and that there is always more to discover. Despite this, it's still possible to find beauty and meaning in the messiness of reality.

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Scapegoating DesireπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


8. Balancing optimism and pessimism in technology use is key to a positive outcome.

The use of technology, particularly in the fields of machine learning and optimism, can be both beneficial and risky. It's crucial to understand the potential risks and address them to ensure a positive outcome. This can be achieved through a dialectical synthesis process, which involves considering both the negative and positive aspects of a topic. It's important to maintain a clear assessment and not let optimism cloud judgment. Additionally, it's crucial to address the externalities generated and the catastrophic risks associated with new technologies. This can be done by understanding the underlying patterns that lead to self-terminating systems and developing a new civilizational model that addresses these issues.

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(Singularty才protected)πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Fave risk areaπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
The P csv ,both ThingsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Descoping Is In Terms Of Math & TechnologyπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Daniel Schmachtenbergers workπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


9. Avoiding catastrophic risks requires new problem-solving processes and understanding human behavior.

The rapid growth of globalization, trade, and exponential technology has led to increased interconnectedness and interdependence, but also to environmental degradation and the proliferation of catastrophe weapons. This has created a fragile global system, where a problem in one area can quickly affect the world. The existing problem-solving processes are not effective in addressing these challenges, and we need new approaches to managing exponential technology and ensuring safety. The inverse correlation between competence and propensity for destruction suggests that individuals with competence are less likely to engage in destructive behavior. To create a protopic future, we need to avoid catastrophic risks by understanding the patterns of human behavior that give rise to them, and using this understanding to guide and direct new physical technology. We also need to acknowledge and understand the potential harm caused by our actions and take responsibility for them.

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Existential Risks to CivilizationπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
The Bretton Woods Solution and the Challenges of Going Beyond itπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Cascade Dynamics and Interconnected SystemsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Decentralized weaponization capabilitiesπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Inventorying the BreakπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
The Rivalrous IntentπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Heres the problem with beating nukesπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


10. Human psyche balances construction and destruction, with pro-social traits preventing widespread harm.

The human psyche is inclined towards both construction and destruction, with some individuals more inclined towards the latter. This disposition can be seen in the concept of 'creative destruction', where certain things are destroyed to create others. However, the desire to damage civilization may be inversely correlated with the ability to build destructive technology. Despite the ease of causing harm, there are pro-social characteristics in humans that prevent widespread destruction. The probability of destructive events decreases as the number of people involved increases. The question is whether destructive behavior can be completely contained in the long term, especially with advancements like CRISPR gene drive technologies.

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creation of destructionπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
LoveπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


11. Addressing tech's unintended consequences requires shared sense making and values generation.

The exponential growth of technology, particularly social media platforms, can have unintended consequences on the environment, society, and politics. These platforms can manipulate people's emotions, beliefs, and behavior through propaganda and narrative warfare. To address these issues, we need to create systems that prioritize shared sense making and values generation, and that align our choices and sense making processes. We also need to update our theory of markets and address the issue of manufactured demand. The relationship between social tech and physical tech can have a significant impact, and we have the opportunity to use physical technology to improve social technology. However, if we don't make better social technology, we risk empowering shitty social technology that is not desirable. The market has the potential to create social technology that promotes better citizenship and human well-being. The current social media platforms, like Facebook, can be seen as addictive and manipulative, rather than a natural consequence of the market.

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VerticalizingπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
TryingπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Solution to exponential tech isnt exponential tech but improved governanceπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
What if information should be free?πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
How Do We Fix Our Techocracy?πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
A New FeudalismπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
The Future of WorkπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Society Controls What a Good Society IsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
The site is out of control, damaging people and destroying livesπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Create public, global institutions for mediums to come together to solve thisπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


12. Optimize for love and well-being, considering externalities and practical systems.

The concept of rivalry, often measured through metrics like GDP, can drive progress and innovation but also lead to conflict and suffering. It's crucial to consider the potential negative effects and externalities of optimizing for these metrics, as well as the areas of life that may be overlooked or harmed. To build resilient societies, it's important to focus on practical systems that create a positive impact, such as measuring the amount of love you add or subtract from the world. This can be done by considering second, third, fourth, and fifth order effects. For example, companies like Facebook and YouTube can modify their algorithms to track users' self-reported feelings and growth, providing a more personalized experience. This can help users reflect on which videos have made them a better person and which have not. It's also important to consider the externalities of going to war, such as the hate that is born when soldiers interact with children. To measure the amount of love you add or subtract from the world, it's important to be rigorous in your approach, considering second, third, fourth, and fifth order effects.

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ThingπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
IntegratedπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Love as a MetricπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
RivalryπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


13. Understanding conditioning can shape societies, minimize violence, and foster a healthy society.

The concept of conditioning, both environmental and cultural, plays a significant role in shaping human behavior and outcomes. Understanding this can help us create societies that minimize violence and irrationality. The idea of the masses as inherently violent and irrational is a propaganda tool used to justify controlling people's choices. However, conditioning factors can be addressed simultaneously. The desire for power is innate, but it can be conditioned. The control of impulses is influenced by early life conditioning and the culture we live in. To build a new society, we can construct systems of conditioning and education that incentivize proper behavior and prevent power imbalances. Cultures should emerge as the driving force for imposition, rather than states. Cultural cohesion and voluntaryism are important factors. Conditioning is inevitable, but we can take responsibility for the conditioning factors. We need to consider what constitutes a meaningful human life in the context of the environments we create. Civilization design requires existential considerations and a focus on building a healthy, happy, moral, and noble society.

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Cultural outliersπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Conditioning environsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Formula for utopiaπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
What is the nature of power.πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Mars societyπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Environmental AlignmentπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


14. A meaningful life involves balance, evolution, and service to others.

The essence of a meaningful life is a balance between self-sacrifice and personal happiness, with a focus on contributing to the well-being of others. It involves a constant evolution of metrics, recognizing new aspects of life and civilization. The concept of purpose is relative and limited, and a meaningful life requires a balance between individualism and collectivism. The three modes of a meaningful life are being, doing, and becoming, with a balance between appreciating the present moment, contributing to the world, and improving our abilities. Death can be seen as a source of peace and beauty, and the key is to create from a sense of connection and service. The intrinsic meaningfulness of experience grounds our actions and becoming, and attention is not a thing but something we allocate. Desire can be seen as a basis for movement, seeking fulfillment in the world. The concept of time is a social construct, and being is about forgetting the concept of time and letting go of the urgency associated with doing and becoming.

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The definition of meaning and civilization.πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Do I love you?πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Striving Together.πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Three Things We Like To Think Are InterchangeableπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
About IndividualismπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Big Points in a Life Lived With FactorsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Conscious desireπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
#1 Thing to Make You Happy in Early LifeπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Evolution, death, the unknownπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
The best managerπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Respond to life knowing theres always beautyπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Projecting visionsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Smoothie toastπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


15. Questioning beliefs and motivations is key to personal growth.

The essence of personal growth lies in questioning the basis of our beliefs and actions. It's crucial to consider the 'why' behind our pursuits and the world we strive to create. This introspection can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our motivations, ultimately guiding us towards a more fulfilling life.

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Looking for the Good AI Robot.πŸŽ₯πŸ“„


16. Death incentivizes compassion, conditioning shapes preferences, and the state should evolve.

The concept of death encourages compassion and a sense of connection to the future, incentivizing us to consider something beyond our self-interest. This is evident in the appreciation for those who have contributed to our lives without us knowing. The future is uncertain, but the hope is that future people will value our efforts. The role of conditioning in shaping our preferences is significant, with governments, parents, and tribes playing a crucial role. The state, in its current form, is seen as a necessary evil that should evolve towards a better system without going through a catastrophic phase. The size of the state and the decentralization of power are also important considerations.

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Optimism, compassion, future civilizationsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


17. Future governance is decentralized, with focus on local and global coordination.

The future of governance is likely to be decentralized, with a focus on local governance and global coordination. This can be achieved through emergent technology platforms that enable dynamic decision-making and coordination at various scales. The key is to create a system that allows for long-term planning without the negative effects of a monarch or dictator. This can be achieved through a combination of global governance and local governance, with a focus on personalized and relatable interactions. Education and the fourth estate, or the news, are crucial for maintaining a democracy. The comprehensive education of all citizens is the key to maintaining a democracy. The future of governance is not limited to one type, but rather a coordination of choice making among groups of people.

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The appropriate size of governmentπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Only organic, what are we solving for?πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Global governanceπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Authoritarian technocratic stateπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
On StalinπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Online Digital Space Will EmergeπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Baseline Democracy Requires Education & 4th EstateπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


18. Technology shapes human behavior, values, and social systems.

Technology, as a tool for shaping the world, elicits patterns of human behavior and influences values and social systems. The invention of the plow, for instance, led to population growth, the abandonment of animism, and the shift in the ratio of male to female gods. The rise of feminism followed the tractor, as women gained the ability to do what men could. The use of technology can change behavior and values in society, often breaking previous social systems and leading to the emergence of new ones. The impact of technology is not limited to the physical environment, but also extends to the psychological and relational aspects of human interaction.

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Technological progress and valuesπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Properties of toolsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Agree/Disagree on things?πŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Change in technology changes behaviorπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


19. Agnosticism is a philosophical position, not a religious one.

The concept of agnosticism, which refers to the belief that the existence of God or a higher power cannot be known, is not relevant in this context. It's important to understand that agnosticism is a philosophical position and not a religious one. It's also worth noting that agnosticism does not imply atheism, as one can be agnostic about the existence of God without denying it.

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How you Are Really BettingπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


20. Internet can foster empathy, knowledge, and solution development, but ethical concerns persist.

The internet, particularly platforms like Wikipedia, can foster empathy and the sharing of knowledge, which can positively impact our perspective and communication. However, the business model of these platforms, often driven by ad revenue, can lead to data harvesting and ethical concerns. The internet can also facilitate the development of solutions to damaged propositions, such as through town hall-like processes. Open source sharing of information, like Linux and Wikipedia, can have a positive impact on various systems, such as court systems, policing, and military. Empathy and knowledge are closely related, and the internet can help foster empathy through the sharing of knowledge.

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Neoliberalism, Social Capital, Bratocracy, Tribalism, Trump, MussoliniπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Positive Effects of WikipediaπŸŽ₯πŸ“„
Tending the commonsπŸŽ₯πŸ“„


21. Attentionalism, not capitalism, is the key to shaping human behavior.

The current system of markets has broken down due to scale and other factors, leading to a need for a new approach. Capitalism, beyond just business, is about managing and allocating capital, which gives more optionality and control than producing goods and services. However, a more powerful force is attentionalism, which can influence human behavior without the need for punishment or control. Attentionalism can shape desires, beliefs, and emotions by affecting people's attention.

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Wanting others to be comparable to us.πŸŽ₯πŸ“„



πŸ’‘ Actionable Wisdom

Transformative tips to apply and remember.

Take the time to question your beliefs and actions. Understand the 'why' behind your pursuits and strive to create a meaningful life that balances self-interest with contributing to the well-being of others. Embrace empathy and seek to understand different perspectives, as this can lead to personal growth and the development of a more compassionate society.


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