Virtually There ep7, An Abundance of Technology A Lack of Philosophy, TRR#162

 

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? 

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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

 

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Musical Accompaniment

What I Am, by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians