Radicals

Radicals: A disturbing guide to the future? with Jamie Bartlett

At 10:30 he defines radicals as “the group outside the Overton window, who want to fundamentally change the norms and the way that we run society”.
That sort of works for me, and it seems to miss something.
To me Jordan Peterson exemplifies the modern trend to evolutionary explanations involving multi-level embodied cognition – at both genetic and mimetic levels.
It seems clear that reason is the tip of a huge computational iceberg that has emerged by survival over eons of time.

Perhaps the Medici are the radicals you are looking for Dil.

I like the root of the term radical – which is root or ground or the basis of things.

To me, the key to our future is creating models, understandings, that are ever closer approximations to the reality we find ourselves in, and in that understanding we will find greater degrees of freedom and security.

It is pushing into the depths of our understanding, removing the “truths” that do not belong there, that will deliver the benefits we seek.
And all freedom comes with responsibility.

The key is finding what boundaries are necessary for survival and which are either illusion or redundant.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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