BN 15: A Fatal Blow to an Already Dead System with Daniel Schmachtenberger
Together with social philosopher and founding member of The Consilience Project, Daniel Schmachtenberger, we explore the global reactions to coronavirus that are reshaping the world we live in and the widening gap between the problems faced and the average person’s willingness to accept them. Daniel offers his perspectives on how the shift in information ecology is creating a world of misinformation and offers some basic steps to building good sense-making. He discusses how the mass closure of small businesses represents one of the most severe consolidations of wealth possibilities we’ve ever seen and ways to rethink our current social structures.
See a culmination of Daniel’s public work on his website
Daniel is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal. Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science.