Second segment of conversation with Alison McDowell & Kate Ledogar.
Part One: The Internet of Humans (0 – 27 mins)
Minecraft education account, avatars in limbo, new child labor, digital assets, Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson’s dark ties, synthetic humans, Meet Cathy, the wonder kid of Wharton, an open air jail, choice architecture, encoded nudges, block chain, digital identities & the Technocracy, the Internet of Humans.
Part Two: Leaving the Cave (27 mins – 1 hr)
MIT’s backdoor, social emotional learning, singularity net, feeding AI, the body as battery circuit board, electric human energy harvest, the blood-brain barrier, a vampire system, Haptic suits, a computerized corporation, the end of engineering, an eggregore of management, the selfish ledger, IMPs, JINNs, & IRIS, a sensible view of conspiracy, the genesis of “They,” a David Icke lens, a benign veneer for the technology.
Part Three: The Invisible Community (1 hr – 1 hr 35 mins)
An MIT magazine, dismissing Naomi Wolf as crazy, hunkering down in belief, seeing past the constructed identity, integrating with the environment, impositional magic, know your gifts, the breadth of the problem, the road to Hell, the dandelions, orienting to the good by seeing evil, information weaponized, the innate ethics of being human, the invisible community, humanity’s role, turning the wilderness into garden.
Part Four: Dandelion Honey (1 hr 35 mins – end)
Finding one’s tribe, eluding the Ahrimanic tech snare, orienting through information, staying calm while exposing the dangers, the loss of safety, manufactured complicity, dandelion honey, a way through without pathways.
Alison’s site, “Wrench in the Gears”
Songs: “Primitive” by Joy Zipper; “Skin Grows Back” by A Proper Mob; “Citadel” by Federale; “Echo” by The Mekons.