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Syllojism Episode 8 - Everybody wants to build the world

Syllojism Episode 8 - Everybody wants to build the world

Syllojism is a bi-monthly science, culture, and philosophy challenge podcast on the edge of chaos.

Challenge: Submit an application for the FLI Worldbuilding Contest

EDIT** We actually won an Honorable Mention award!! Here’s our world build. And in 2023… more and more of our predictions are coming true.

Show Notes:

2:51 What exactly is dystopia? Lobsters, Frogs, Fleas, and Ants Oh, My. 

5:05 Humans have always been enslaved by something…What’s the difference now? Technology is Brett’s Boogeyman.

9:27 Rules for the contest 

12:04 “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.” William Gibson

12:53 : HR 1783

13:58  Obstacles to the application:


14:25 “Nobody wants to work:

Disagreements about ideals, definition

Theory Gang Community thoughts on the contest

16:20 AI Alignment problem

20:59 Anarchosyndicalistic Theory Gang

25:05 Wealth inequality and Altered Carbon

28:00 The wealthy early adoption of technology is “a piss-poor laboratory”

31:50 Our process for writing the application: We are generalists.

 - A book for generalists Range

33:16 The way a lot of biomedical science is done - technique-centric

39:35 Getting over the hubris of building a world 

42:55 Forming “The Theory Gang” via social media

45:25 Syllojism Challenge #9: Make a TikTok account and go Live to learn about why and how people use this platform.

46:20 Are we these awful ‘Intellectuals’ according to Thomas Sowell? (Our first book club read) 

Next Episode: Brett and Natasha will go Live on TikTok.

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