KMO welcomes IEET co-founder, James Hughes, back to the C-Realm to discuss the possibilities for maximizing human capabilities, including ethical capabilities, in a time of rapid technological change. The conversation around the use of technology to improve upon humanity needs an infusion of compassion and adulthood to counteract the adolescent, male, techno-libertarian mentality that has kept the discussion from reaching a wider and more diverse audience. Dr. Hughes, a former Buddhist monk, has recently added some high-tech enhancements to his long-standing meditation practice, and the discussion turns to the potential benefits and dangers of the widespread adoption of this technology now that prices have come down and the hardware has become more user-friendly. The conversation ends with a continuation of the recent C-Realm theme of anticipating and responding to the trend of technological unemployment.
Music by Hobotech.