Matthew Pirkowski (@MattPirkoswki) is one of Twitter's most incisive thinkers, offering penetrating insights in things ranging from representations of value, the many problems of social media platforms and how we interact with them, the evolution of society, and designing emergent systems. In our conversation we cover:
- The substance underlying Jordan Peterson's main body of work and its implications for ethics.
- The role money plays in scaling social groups
- Specialisation as epistemic speciation
- Social media and our incoherent information environments
- Emergent system design
Blockchain technology has potential to transform society. It’s described as ‘the trust machine’ – an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.
This episode explores the possible collapse of insect species around the world and what the implications such an event would have.
What are the universal scaling laws of life and what do they mean for how our societies today function and their survival in the future?
How do we beat one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced? What sort of thinking should we employ to act boldly and swiftly in times of uncertainty?
What's the relationship between the chaos, order, and ethics? How can we represent value without sacrificing accuracy? This and more in this episode.
How can looking at the contexts we are embedded within change how we relate and act within the world? This and more in this episode.
A conversation with a poet-philosopher, paleontologist-futurist who's weaving together a cosmic story of Life.