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NightCafe AI seed phrase: Angels in Holochain Heaven (with additional modification)

KMO talks with LifeSmyth/Systems Tinker of the Doomer Optimism podcast about his journey from techno-utopianism through the valley of Doomerism and into a new phase of mental life that prioritizes physical presence and activity over worldview cultivation. Later the conversation turns to currency design and the ways in which Holochain differs from other crypto projects.

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NighCafe AI seed phrase: Shale Oil Production Infographic

KMO and Jim, Your Ad Attacker, host of the Attack Ads! podcast, discuss the books The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World Without America by Peter Zeihan and Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond.

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The Irrational Rationalist by NightCafe Studio AI

Dysrationalia is the inability to think rationally in spite of possessing adequate intelligence. Sometimes smart people are so good at making and defending arguments that they turn their own intelligence against itself. 

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NightCafe prompt: Well-heeled survivalists partying in a luxury Doomsday bunker concept art airbrush

Taking two concepts from the Less Wrong website, KMO spins a spiel of inferential distance and intellectual hipsters. As a smart person, you need to signal your disagreement with the mid-brow herd on just about any issue. It doesn't matter if the simpletons are right in their unsophisticated take, your job is to gravitate to a worldview which is so rich with nuance and difficult to grasp, that you have to be a smarty pants just to understand it.

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alien souls tormented in a VR hell Bernie Wrightson synesthesia

This episode is built around two pieces of feedback, one talking about AI ethics and the other recommending that I read/listen to Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy.

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