David Chalmers: The Hard Problem of Consciousness
Play episode · 1 hr 39 min
David Chalmers is a philosopher and cognitive scientist specializing in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and consciousness. He is perhaps best known for formulating the hard problem of consciousness which could be stated as “why does the feeling which accompanies awareness of sensory information exist at all?” This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to https://lexfridman.com/ai or connect with @lexfridman on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Medium, or YouTube where you can watch the video versions of these conversations. If you enjoy the podcast, please rate it 5
The Portal
The Portal
Eric Weinstein
40: Introducing The Portal Essay Club - What if everyone is simply insane?
If you have ever wondered whether you were crazy when everyone else claims to see things differently than you do, this is the episode for you. Book clubs are everywhere and we are always asked for book recommendations. But what about the great Essays, Interviews, Conversations, Aphorisms, Shaggy Dog Stories, Lyrics, Courtroom Testimonies, Poems, Movie Scenes, Jokes and the like? Sadly, there is almost never a club in which to discuss them. Yet there are Essays and offerings in other intellectual formats that are just as profound and meaningful as any book while having the advantage of being much more in keeping with modern attention spans. The Portal seeks to fill this obvious lacuna.  We thus finish out the regular first year of the Portal Podcast with an inaugural episode of an experiment: The Portal Essay Club. In this episode Eric reads aloud an astonishing essay from 1944 by Arthur Koestler which changed his world. In the essay, Koestler wrestles with a difficult question that has plagued independent thinkers for ages: what if everyone who is supposedly 'normal' is actually a maniac living in a dream world? What if the only sane ones appear crazy just as the crazy appear sane?  During the episode, Eric first reads aloud the essay "The Nightmare That Is A Reality." and then discusses paragraph by paragraph what makes this one of the most profound yet often forgotten essays to have appeared within the twilight of living memory (1944 as it happens). We hope you will enjoy this experiment and let us know what you would like to see appear next in this series.  Thanks for a great first year.  Thank You From Our Sponsors Mack Weldon: For 20% off your first order visit www.mackweldon.com AND ENTER PROMO CODE: PORTAL ExpressVPN: Protect your online activity today at www.expressvpn.com/PORTAL and get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. NetSuite: Receive your FREE guide – “Seven Actions Businesses Need to Take Now” and schedule your FREE Product Tour at www.netsuite.com/PORTAL Unagi Scooters: Get $150 off your own Unagi E500 electric scooter while supplies last at www.unagiscooters.com PROMO CODE PORTAL
1 hr 11 min
The Art of Manliness
The Art of Manliness
The Art of Manliness
#653: The Dirtbag's Guide to Life
If you call someone a dirtbag, you might be insulting them for being dishonest. Or, you might be describing their lifestyle -- their pursuit of an outdoor passion at the expense of more mainstream options and commitments. If you've ever dreamed of being a rock climber living in a van or becoming a rafting guide, thru-hiker, world traveler, or some other kind of nature-loving, adventure-seeking wanderer, my guest has written a handbook for making it happen. His name is Tim Mathis and he's the author of The Dirtbag's Guide to Life: Eternal Truth for Hiker Trash, Ski Bums, and Vagabonds. Tim and I begin our conversation with what it means to be a dirtbag, the origin of the term amongst the early rock climbers who explored Yosemite in the 50s and 60s, and why Tim thinks the lifestyle embodies a countercultural philosophy. Tim then offers a window into why others might adopt this approach to life, by sharing his story of how he personally became committed to dirtbagging. From there we turn to the brass tacks of embracing a life centered on outdoor adventure and exploration, beginning with how much money you need to make it happen, and the kinds of jobs and careers that are conducive to it, including, perhaps surprisingly, the field of nursing. Tim also shares how he responds to criticism that being a dirtbag isn't a responsible way to live. We then discuss the effect dirtbagging can have on someone's relationships, and whether this lifestyle is viable if you have a spouse and kids. At the end of our conversation, we discuss how, even if you're living a more freewheeling lifestyle, it's important to have a sense of meaning beyond traveling around and doing cool stuff, and the three elements that go into finding that kind of meaning, which apply to dirtbags and non-dirtbags alike. Get the show notes at aom.is/dirtbag. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 min
No Agenda
No Agenda
Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak
1287: "School-ology"
Show Notes No Agenda Episode 1287 - "School-ology" *"School-ology"* Direct [link] to the mp3 file ShowNotes Archive of links and Assets (clips etc) 1287.noagendanotes.com *Sign Up* for the newsletter Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used) archive.noagendanotes.com The No Agenda News Network- noagendanewsnetwork.com RSS Podcast Feed Experimental IPFS RSS Feed Get the No Agenda News App for your iPhone and iPad Get the NoAgendDroid app for your Android Phone Torrents of each episode via BitLove This page created with the FreedomController Credits *"School-ology"* Executive Producers: Sir Mount Sir Lane Rau, Defenders of the nearest point David R Sutcliffe Associate Executive Producers: Sir Every of the What Sir Pent Michael Wojciechowicz Heidi Schreiber Become a member of the 1288 Club, support the show here Knights & Dames Lane Rau -> Sir Lane Rau, Defenders of the nearest point Stephen Booth -> Sir Mount Art By: AeroShamrock End of Show Mixes: Jesse Coy Nelson - Rexo Kwozo Engineering, Stream Management & Wizardry Mark van Dijk - Systems Master Ryan Bemrose - Program Director *NEW:* and soon on Netflix: Animated No Agenda *Sign Up* for the newsletter ShowNotes Archive of links and Assets (clips etc) 1287.noagendanotes.com New: Directory Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used) archive.noagendanotes.com RSS Podcast Feed Get the No Agenda News App for your iPhone and iPad Get the NoAgendDroid app for your Android Phone No Agenda Lite in opus format NoAgendaTorrents.com has an RSS feed or show torrents This page created with the FreedomController 18191 Keywords
Science Salon
Science Salon
Michael Shermer
139. Shelby Steele — Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country & the film What Killed Michael Brown?
The United States today is hopelessly polarized; the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s—when we came together as a nation to fight for equality and universal justice—remains unfulfilled. As Shelby Steele reveals in Shame, the roots of this impasse can be traced back to that decade of protest, when in the act of uncovering and dismantling our national hypocrisies—racism, sexism, militarism—liberals internalized the idea that there was something inauthentic, if not evil, in the America character. Since then, liberalism has been wholly concerned with redeeming modern America from the sins of the past, and has derived its political legitimacy from the premise of a morally bankrupt America. The result has been a half-century of well-intentioned but ineffective social programs, such as Affirmative Action. Steele reveals that not only have these programs failed, but they have in almost every case actively harmed America’s minorities and poor. Ultimately, Steele argues, post-60s liberalism has utterly failed to achieve its stated aim: true equality. Liberals, intending to atone for our past sins, have ironically perpetuated the exploitation of this country’s least fortunate citizens. Approaching political polarization from a wholly new perspective, Steele offers a rigorous critique of the failures of liberalism and a cogent argument for the relevance and power of conservatism. Shermer and Steele discuss: * 30th anniversary of his book The Content of Our Character, and what has changed in race relations in America in those 30 years? * Steele’s response to President Johnson’s famous quote: “Freedom is not enough. You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him; bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, ‘you are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe that you have been completely fair.” * why “The promised land guarantees nothing. It is only an opportunity, not a deliverance.”, * literal truths vs. poetic truths and power: “What actually happened was that liberalism turned to poetic truth when America’s past sins were no longer literally true enough to support liberal policies and the liberal claim on power. The poetic truth of black victimization seeks to compensate for America’s moral evolution. It tries to keep alive the justification for liberal power even as that justification has been greatly nullified by America’s moral development.” * political correctness is the enforcement arm of poetic truth, * black families & fatherless homes, * white guilt, * race fatigue, * reparations, * anti-racism, * achievement gap, * Princeton racism letter, * race and IQ, * SAT tests, * BLM and the nuclear family, * training and sensitivity programs. Shermer and Steele also discuss his new film, produced with his son Eli Steele, titled What Killed Michael Brown? Steele: “We human beings never use race except as a means to power. Race is never an end. It is always a means, and it has no role in human affairs except as a corruption.” “America’s original sin is not slavery. It is simply the use of race as a means to power. Whether for good or ill, race is a corruption. Always. And it always turns one group into the convenience of another group.” “Liberalism’s great sin was to steal responsibility for black problems away from black people, leaving them vulnerable to destructive social forces, such as the drug epidemic of the 70s and 80s. It was the suffering of blacks that justified liberalism’s demand for power, but this only relegates blacks to permanent victimhood and alienates them from the power to uplift themselves.” Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Winner of the Bradley Prize and a National Humanities Medal and the author of the National Book Critics Circle award-winning The Content of Our Character, Steele lives in the Central Coast of California.
1 hr 38 min
Tesla Owners Online Podcast
Tesla Owners Online Podcast
Tesla Owners Online
89 - Sentry mode is gonna get you
Model S price dropped by $3000 USD to $71,990 USD, but Elon is too funny: $69,420 USD as of last night! _Twitter_ Limited FSD beta released next Tuesday _Twitter_ Speaking of which, creepy snake charger shown in 2015 is apparently happening! _Twitter_ Tesla expanding into India next year with configurator opening in January! _Twitter_ We'll be able to tap various backup cameras to embiggen them while in reverse _Twitter_ We'll soon be able to delete all Sentry Mode footage at once _Twitter_ Model Y 7-seat variant going into production next month, deliveries start in December _Twitter_ We're finally getting waypoints in the nav! As a reminder you can watch the video version of the show on your YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngwJgYxEiBw&list=PLY3Dco1yachh-w1I-pkevgFV7ro0Z7AgD Our Patreon page if you'd like to support us directly: https://patreon.com/teslaownersonline _______________________________________________ SHOW LINKS: Out of Spec Motoring on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyIzTVZNIAMY9JhzKc-rriQ Lucid Motors Air reveal video https://dreamahead.com/launch ______________________________________________ Order GetJeda Wireless charging pad or USB HUB: https://getjeda.com/ref/5/ ______________________________________________ Buying a Model S, X or performance Model 3? Use our owner referral code to get 1000 miles (1500kms) of free Supercharging Trevor's Referral: https://ts.la/trevor41818 Eric's Referral: https://ts.la/eric95497 Ian's Referral: https://ts.la/ian37694 _______________________________________________ SPONSORS: Special thanks to our sponsor FEYNLAB for all your ceramic coating needs: https://www.feynlab.com Special thanks to EVAnnex for sponsoring the show. Check out their awesome Tesla accessories at https://evannex.com T shirts for the cause Model 3 Evolve by Mad Hungarian https://teespring.com/shop/model-3-evolve-by-madhungarian Get your own official Tesla Owners Online Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/tesla-owners-online-store _______________________________________________ SOCIAL MEDIA: Our Twitter accounts: Trevor @Model3Owners Eric Camacho @ecfix
1 hr 26 min
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