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Towards a Synthesist Movement

Monday, May 28, 2018

Triaxial Weaving by Tim Tyler Weaving Healthy Values Together Beyond Political In-Groups The first instinct for most partisans or ideologues is to dig in one’s heels and cling to a checklist of group-identity criteria. Identification with one’s group, therefore, tends to come before sound thinking. And if someone else proposes an idea that is not on … Continued



Before the Violence Strikes

Monday, April 9, 2018

Photo by Rakesh Bakshi, International Business Times, Getty Images Violence is a fact of life. And yet, we should continue to do what we can to reduce it. Questions around policies are debatable. But we’re not interested in policy debates here, as this is not a policy prescription. We’re laboring under the assumption that blanket policies, … Continued



It’s Not Cambridge Analytica. It’s Our System of Government

Monday, March 26, 2018

Let’s be honest: We’re set up for a democracy of rubes and that scares us Source: Deviant Art Artist: Oddities by Ernie The coordinated outrage against Cambridge Analytica is brilliant strategy. What better way to neutralize your opposition in a midterm election than to create the appearance of impropriety? All this whistleblowing is a psy-ops campaign, … Continued



On “Curing” Authoritarianism

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Can Psychedelic Augmentation Prepare Us for Societies of the Future? “Double Boxed” by teundenouden at Deviant Art What is the difference between a disease and a disposition? And what if there were compounds that were just as effective at changing political perspectives as treating mental-health disorders? With this I’d like to explore the implications of what … Continued




The Death of Political Theory

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

By Richard Cederfjard at Deviant Art Ideology Dies One Small Social Experiment at a Time Greetings from the post-ideological era. It’s early still, but what innovators and entrepreneurs are creating right now is about to reorganize society as we know it. The result will prompt us to call into question the entire enterprise of political theory. … Continued



How We Become the Social Safety Net

Monday, February 26, 2018

Human Fractals and Decentralized Alternatives to a UBI (DISCs) See art by SPCPETEW at Deviant Art Imagine a condition in which we have created our own social safety nets. That is, the safety nets are not created for us by some authority. Through self-organization, people start to experiment with systems designed to help members thrive. Fungus-like, these … Continued



Beware the Universal Basic Income

Monday, February 12, 2018

Photography by midzz at Deviant Art. Reasons to be skeptical of a UBI, plus a brief sketch of decentralized alternatives Not since the carbon tax has there been a proposal hotter than that of the universal basic income (UBI). Big Tech luminaries such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have expressed support for the scheme. The … Continued



Welcome to Social Evolution.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Dubai skyline among clouds courtesy of Vertical Dubai We’re committed to liberating humanity through innovation More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called “Irish democracy,” the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people, than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs. -James C. Scott What kind of … Continued



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    Photography by midzz at Deviant Art. Reasons to be skeptical of a UBI, plus a brief sketch of decentralized alternatives Not since the carbon tax has there been a proposal hotter than that of the universal basic income (UBI). Big Tech luminaries suc

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  • How We Become the Social Safety Net

    Human Fractals and Decentralized Alternatives to a UBI (DISCs) See art by SPCPETEW at Deviant Art Imagine a condition in which we have created our own social safety nets. That is, the safety nets are not created for us by some authority. Through se

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  • On “Curing” Authoritarianism

    Can Psychedelic Augmentation Prepare Us for Societies of the Future? “Double Boxed” by teundenouden at Deviant Art What is the difference between a disease and a disposition? And what if there were compounds that were just as effective at changi

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  • It’s Not Cambridge Analytica. It’s Our System of Government

    Let’s be honest: We’re set up for a democracy of rubes and that scares us Source: Deviant Art Artist: Oddities by Ernie The coordinated outrage against Cambridge Analytica is brilliant strategy. What better way to neutralize your opposition in a

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  • Before the Violence Strikes

    Photo by Rakesh Bakshi, International Business Times, Getty Images Violence is a fact of life. And yet, we should continue to do what we can to reduce it. Questions around policies are debatable. But we’re not interested in policy debates here, as

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  • Towards a Synthesist Movement

    Triaxial Weaving by Tim Tyler Weaving Healthy Values Together Beyond Political In-Groups The first instinct for most partisans or ideologues is to dig in one’s heels and cling to a checklist of group-identity criteria. Identification with one’s

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  • Welcome to Social Evolution.

    Dubai skyline among clouds courtesy of Vertical Dubai We’re committed to liberating humanity through innovation More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called “Irish democracy,” the silent, dogged resistance,

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  • The Death of Political Theory

    By Richard Cederfjard at Deviant Art Ideology Dies One Small Social Experiment at a Time Greetings from the post-ideological era. It’s early still, but what innovators and entrepreneurs are creating right now is about to reorganize society as we k

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