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Monday, April 29, 2024

Daniel Schmachtenberger and global coordination

This post is a collection of quotes from Daniel Schmachtenberger on an episode of the Your Undivided Attention podcast (hosted by the Center for Humane Technology) in 2024 titled A Problem Well-Stated is Half-Solved with Daniel Schmachtenberger. The episode can be found at this link. There are 2 quotes listed below chronologically.


1. "When we talk about what the catastrophic risk landscape is, that's the landscape. The metacrisis is how do we solve all of that and recognizing that our problem solving mechanisms haven't even been able to solve the problems we've had for the last many years let alone prevent these things. And so the central orienting question, its like the U.N. has 17 sustainable development goals, there's really one that must supersede them all which is develop the capacity for global coordination that can solve global problems. If you get that one, you get all of the other ones. If you don't get that one, you don't get any of the other ones." (28:45)


2. "What is a post-internet, post-social media, post-info singularity fourth estate that creates an adequately educated citizenry? That's thinking about the way that our social technologies, our social systems have to upgrade themselves in the presence of the tech that obsoleted the way they did work. But we can also see, and we can give examples of this, how the new tech also makes possible new things that weren't possible before." (45:34)