Wed, 27 April 2016
Continuing with the Virtually There podcast series Aaron talks about the current political scene in America. 2016 has been dubbed "the anti-establishment" presidential election year. How is it that most people are upset with the establishment, and how are they venting their frustrations?
topics include: lack of philosophy, emerging technologies, political disintegration, Carroll Quigley, Western Civilization, American history, Revolutionary Tradition, France, national identity, material success, American Dream, American exceptionalism, imperial foreign policy, pseudo philosophies, slogans, propaganda, symptoms of decaying civilizations, vested special interest groups, individual freedom, belief, alienation, political influence, election year, anti-establishment year, Donald Trump, frustration, celebrity, PR, religion decaying, radical Islam, tough guy mentality, everyday things to create real change, geopolitics, National Security Act, counterintelligence, state sponsored entertainment, fog of war, World Stage, actors, Babylon, truth
Direct download: 163_Virtually_There_ep8_Political_Disintegration.mp3
Category:podcast series -- posted at: 12:56pm EST
Thu, 14 April 2016
Aaron brings back the Virtually There podcast series with this seventh installment. Scientism is rising, and a corresponding lack of philosophy puts us in a troubling situation. Can we regain our ability to make sense of the world before we lose it all?
topics include: environment within which technology further develops, world culture, progress, science as a process and tool, bumper stickers, fall of religion, true philosophy has been lost, Postmodernism, anomie, scientism, technocratic ideals, Industrial Revolution, technique, Jacques Ellul, social system, human needs not a priority, autonomous machines, transhumanism, enhanced human performance, the system as a living thing, human merge with The System, near future predictions, legal structural change, autonomous vehicles, driving jobs, displacement of human labor, digital inventory, online sales, sensors, narrow Ai, virtual world, cyber security, welfare, more free time, pace of work, distractions, Babylon, Manly P Hall
Direct download: 162_Virtually_There_ep7_An_Abundance_of_Technology_A_Lack_of_Philosophy.mp3
Category:podcast series -- posted at: 5:47pm EST