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576: Cyborg Vivarium

KMO talks with James Poulos, the Executive Editor of The American Mind, the Claremont Institute's online publication devoted to driving the conversation about the ideas and principles that drive American political life. His new book, HUMAN, FOREVER: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War, James proposes a means of thwarting the assault on the human soul posed by digital technology. His recent essay in The Claremont Review of Books provides the skeleton for this podcast conversation while also detailing the flawed efforts of seven authors to see the problem posed by digital technology clearly and to propose an effective strategy for remaining human, forever.

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KMO talks with Slava, the host of the Virdigo Podcast, about technology, media, venture capital, and the irresistible gravity of Silicon Valley for would-be tech entrepreneurs the world over. The conversation continues from episode 5 of Slava's podcast, which can be found here: https://www.virdigo.com/pe/episode_005_kmo

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KMO and Rob talk about 3 items from Peter Zeihan's Cutting Room Floor files concerning South Korean, Mexico and Japan. How will they fair once the USA hangs up it's spurs and stops being the global sheriff?

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What happens when the rate of return on investment outpaces economic growth?

KMO and frequent contributor, Rob, discuss Douglas Rushkoff's most recent book, Team Human. Not surprisingly, the conversation touches often on the topic of artificial intelligence and its likely effects on human prospects for a viable and dignified future.

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KMO talks with Scott Mauer about fasting, living in a makeshift intentional community, switching user interfaces, making a living in a rapidly changing landscape, comics, role-playing games, van living and yurt living,  Fun times.

The cover art is a group effort from the ATX Draws event that Scott describes in this episode.

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