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Farming is harder than foraging.

Farming is harder than foraging.

KMO talks with Chad Hill of the HipcrimeVocab blog about the origins of inequality. Chad thinks it all started with debt. Chad explains how the meaning of the term "Luddite" has changed since it was coined. KMO goes on a long rant about human brains don't seem to be up to the challenge of Facebook, and KMO and Chad exchange notes on the task of trying to write a book.

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crv223_coverThe conversation with Ben McCleish from C-Realm Radio 024 concludes here. Ben provides his perspective as a representative of the techno-optimistic Zeitgeist Movement on Ted Kaczynski's arguments for an anti-tech revolution. Later, KMO and Silas riff on the main points from the conversation with Ben.

The conversation ends with a discussion of geoengineering. A listener wrote in to offer up a counter-perspective offered up by Dr. Klaus Lackner on Radio Ecoshock.

203: Power Down – Trade Up

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http://c-realmpodcast.podomatic.com/entry/2010-04-28T15_22_52-07_00

KMO welcomes Eric Boyd back to the program to talk about the transformed role of technology in a possible energy descent future. Eric relates David Eagleman's 6 Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization, all of which rely on the internet, and KMO reads from John Micheal Greer's blog for a grim view of a post-internet existence. KMO closes by reading a post from his ETC Journal blog.

Music by The Plant.

145: Pushing Chaos into the Future

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KMO concludes his C-Realm conference call with Charles Eisenstein, author of The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self. Are exponential advances in technology providing diminishing returns? What new economic system might follow the demise of our currently over-built and tottering ediface? Charles Eisenstein explains what he means when he says that we are facing "a revolution in human beingness."

Music by Tibet2Timbuk2

17: Ned Ludds Legacy

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Guest:

The Dopefiend

The dopefiend leads a double life. By day, he is a talented media professional with wide-ranging experience within the Media Industry and a keen eye for a story. By night he is a vociferous critic of the world's approach to drug legislation, a campaigner for the rights of Medical Cannabis users, and an outspoken commentator on Current Affairs.

"The double life that most Cannabis users live has always been an interesting concept to me," Remarks the dopefiend. "Because of the barrage of anti-Cannabis propaganda that has been spewed out over the years, the world's smokers have been forced into hiding. Doctors, lawyers and teachers are so terrified that their habit will wreck their career that they often promulgate the anti-Cannabis line themselves. I'm no different!"

Cannabis, according to the dopefiend, will be legal in the United Kingdom within ten years. "It's been a long, slow process, but I think some moves have been made over the past few years which seem to be steps along the right road. I know there's a lot more to do, but the pro-cannabis lobby has been growing stronger and more determined, and they're not going to let this one die."

The dopefiend believes his career puts him in an ideal position to create what he calls "an informative and entertaining read which gets the facts straight but pulls no punches". He speaks regularly with the world's foremost experts, commentators, campaigners and politicans on a variety of current issues. He also has access to news wires and factual content from around the globe, keeping him abreast of world matters.

The dopefiend believes his weekly Dopecast is unique and important. "There really is nothing quite like it on the web; there are other Cannabis podcasts, of course, but they're either too straight or too light. The Dopecast strikes an important balance between the two; it reports the news, but there's a bit of humour and music thrown in."

Books

In this week's show, I read excerpts from two books; The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil, and Living Homes: Integrated Design & Construction by Thomas J. Elpel.

I also read a portion of a speech entitled "Essences, Orcs and Civilization: The Case for a Cheerful Libertarianism" that science fiction author, David Brin, gave in front of a crowd of dyed-in-the-wool Libertarians. You can find the full text of that speech here: Link: http://www.davidbrin.com/libertarianarticle1.html

Other Podcasts

Music

Here you'll find links to musical tracks that I use frequently. I use them with permission in exchange for these links. You can download any of these tracks for free at the Promonet/IODAlliance website.

Download "Somptin Happnin'" (mp3)
from "Polymorphic Convolutions"
by Various Artists
Electronic Soundscapes

 

Download "Electric Gypsy" (mp3)
from "Worlds Within"
by Govinda
Intentcity

 


04 October 2007 - show moved from Podomatic Archive to C-Realm Archive at Archive.org. The following comments were posted to Podomatic:

2 comments

at 12:47PM Thursday on January 25, 2007, cannabistourist said:

dude, you're blowing my mind one week at a time!

at 11:07AM Friday on January 26, 2007, KMO said:

Right on, CT. Thanks for tuning in.

13: Skillful Means

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Episode 13: Skillful Means

In this episode, I talk with radio host and think tank wonk J. Hughes about religion and the skillful liberation of hobbled minds and with Chip Walter, author of Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human about taking an active role in human evolution.

Guests

Chip Walter

Chip is the author of Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human which you can find in the C-Realm Amazon Store. He has written other books and worked on Emmy Award-winning television science documentaries. You can learn more about those on his website:

http://www.chipwalter.com/

Chip Walter NPR interview: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6539954

J. Hughes

Dr. James Hughes hosts Changesurfer Radio and co-founded the futurist policy thinktank, the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology:

http://www.ieet.org

Dr. Hughes is the author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future which again you can find in the C-Realm Amazon Store.

Music

Here you'll find links to musical tracks that I use frequently. I use them with permission in exchange for these links. You can download any of these tracks for free at the Promonet/IODAlliance website.

Download "Closer to Heaven" (mp3)
from "Tempting the Muse"
by Mysteria
Intentcity

 

Download "Somptin Happnin'" (mp3)
from "Polymorphic Convolutions"
by Various Artists
Electronic Soundscapes

 

Download "Lotus Eaters" (mp3)
from "Polymorphic Convolutions"
by Various Artists
Electronic Soundscapes

 

Download "Electric Gypsy" (mp3)
from "Worlds Within"
by Govinda
Intentcity

 

Download "On Jordan's Bank-Advent" (mp3)
from "More Sublime Chant: The Art of Gregorian, Ambrosian, Gallican, and Sarum Chant"
by The Cathedral Singers, Richard Proulx (conductor)
GIA Publications

 

Download "Rannanu" (mp3)
from "Ancient Echoes - Music from the time of Jesus and Jerusalem's Second Temple"
by SAVAE San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble
World Library Publications

 

Download "Arabian Dance - Instrumental" (mp3)
from "Ancient Echoes - Music from the time of Jesus and Jerusalem's Second Temple"
by SAVAE San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble
World Library Publications

 

Download "Pearl Tower" (mp3)
from "Instrumentals"
by The Shanghai Restoration Project
Undercover Culture Music

 

Download "The Bund" (mp3)
from "Instrumentals"
by The Shanghai Restoration Project
Undercover Culture Music

 

Download "MCMXXXVII" (mp3)
from "Instrumentals"
by The Shanghai Restoration Project
Undercover Culture Music

 

Comments originally posted to Podomatic entry for this episode:

at 03:07PM Wednesday on December 27, 2006, Queerninja said:

Awesome work KMO. Loving you're shows so much man...you're spreading the tendrils of an expansive consciousness through the cyber-dimension!!!

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at 01:25PM Tuesday on January 09, 2007, thunderball said:

QueerNinja is the awesomest name ever!

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