I am proud to present episode 1 of Azalea Round Table, where Tj and I have a freewheeling discussion of interesting topics, from overpopulation and infinite resources to robots taking over our jobs and human evolution.
I’m sure you will be engaged!
Azalea Round Table
August 23rd, 2014
with Jesse Cummins and Tj Hasan
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[00:10] comedian offers to pay for Westboro Church members to go to Iraq
[01:18] Jesse’s libertarian story about protesting
[04:53] use science and novel microgovernments to see what works best
[05:40] on slavery
[07:21] we shouldn’t burn rocket fuel to send humans to Mars; we should invest in brain research.
[07:39] overpopulation and infinite resources
[08:45] infinite computing and the web
[09:15] transitions between technologies. companies that embrace new technologies can compete better.
[11:30] on robots taking over jobs. youtube video: Humans Need Not Apply
[14:17] humans are technology
[17:05] people don’t really die because time travel is always happening. and on uploading the brain.
[19:32] the sensation of separation, ego, is illusion, and there’s an evolutionary reason for the sensation.
[21:45] on natural will being better than free will, and on geography affecting who you are.
[23:41] on nonduality and both-and, where both positions are true in some sense.
[27:45] more on humans as technology
[35:03] on human history and evolution
[36:46] on human cultures separating
[38:38] on less and less wars, violence, death, infant mortality, and better access to clean water and food. we’re getting richer and richer and having better and better lives.
[39:59] on media reporting only on bad things, police being corrupt and militarized, and on attaching cameras to cops.
[42:33] don’t watch popular news. it’s bad for your brain. it only reports on bad things and is based on a fear mentality.