Monthly Archives: August 2019

EP9 Joe Norman: Applied Complexity



Joe Norman

Joe Norman is an applied complexity scientist with a focus on transforming insights gleaned from complex systems science into practical and implementable strategies and tactics for grappling with an increasingly uncertain and dynamic world. Joe is an Affilate at the New England Complex Systems Institute in Cambridge, MA, an instructor at the Real World Risk Institute, and founder of Applied Complexity Science, LLC. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife where they are focusing their energy on homesteading and local agriculture on an old mill property that has been an actively running homestead for over 130 years.

  1. Introduction to Joe Norman and Complex Systems 5 minutes
  2. Complexity Science 4 minutes
  3. Wholes and Their Components 11 minutes
  4. Irreducibility 3 minutes
  5. Emergence 5 minutes
  6. JJ Gibson, Conscious Cognition and Perception Learning 9 minutes
  7. Complex Systems and Ensembles 7 minutes
  8. Climate Science, Freeman Dyson and Methane Ice 7 minutes
  9. GMOs and the Precautionary Principle 15 minutes

Transcripts for The Jim Rutt Show featuring Joe Norman


Special Episode: Zachary Vorhies



Zachary Vorhies

Zachary Vorhies recently resigned as a senior software engineer at YouTube. Employed by Google since 2008, Vorhies collected a large cache of documents that he claims demonstrates that Google intentionally skews search results to drive a political agenda. Vorhies shared these documents with James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, which released a video about the documents on August 14, 2019. Vorhies’ candid interview with Jim Rutt was conducted five days later on August 19, 2019.

  1. Meet Zack Vorhies, “The Snowden of Google” 12 minutes
  2. Machine Learning Fairness and the Fairness Bias 8 minutes
  3. Did Google Commit Perjury Before U.S. Congress? 7 minutes
  4. Why Doesn’t Google AutoComplete match Search Patterns? 11 minutes
  5. Has Google Interfered in U.S. and Foreign Elections? 5 minutes
  6. “My Breaking Point” – Google and Covfefe 7 minutes

EP8 Jordan “Greenhall” Hall and Game B



Jordan is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Neurohacker Collective. He is now in his 17th year of building disruptive technology companies. Jordan’s interests in comics, science fiction, computers, and way too much TV led to a deep dive into contemporary philosophy (particularly the works of Gilles Deleuze and Manuel DeLanda), artificial intelligence and complex systems science, and then, as the Internet was exploding into the world, a few years at Harvard Law School where he spent time with Larry Lessig, Jonathan Zittrain and Cornel West examining the coevolution of human civilization and technology.

  1. Introduction: Thinking vs. Simulated Thinking 7 minutes
  2. Game A is Over 25 minutes
  3. Game Theory and Fragility 11 minutes
  4. Complexity and Collapse 6 minutes
  5. Superempowerment 11 minutes
  6. Why The Tech Isn’t Going to Save Us 8 minutes
  7. Game B and the Vulcan Spartans of Highland County 20 minutes
  8. The Beauty of Game B 6 minutes

Transcript of The Jim Rutt Show featuring Jordan Hall


EP7 Daniel Schmachtenberger and the Evolution of Technology



Daniel Schmachtenberger is a Co-Founder of the Neurohacker Collective and director of Research and Development, where he is focused on developing processes and technologies for advancing medicine and human optimization. He is particularly focused on personalized medicine, adequate approaches to complex illness, and deepening our knowledge of how the human regulatory systems function, how they break down, and how they can be supported to function with greater resilience. Daniel conducts many of the podcasts at Collective Insights, and has a blog on redesigning civilization at CivilizationEmerging.com.

  1. Introduction and the Evolution of Technology
    11 minutes
  2. We’ve Exceeded the Limits of Growth
    8 minutes
  3. Tinkering with Liberal Democracy is Not a Solution
    10 minutes
  4. Self Interest, Free Riders, Defectors and Tony Soprano
    13 minutes
  5. Building a Non-Terminating Civilization + The Charismatic Sociopath
    18 minutes
  6. Anti-Rivalrous Behavior, Maslow’s Hierarchy and “Game B” 7 minutes
  7. The Open Source Society 15 minutes

Transcript of The Jim Rutt Show featuring Daniel Schmachtenberger


EP 6 Douglas Rushkoff – Memetics, Money + TeamHuman



Douglas Rushkoff is the host of the Team Human podcast and author of Team Human as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens.

  1. Introduction to Douglas Rushkoff 8 minutes
  2. “Team Human,” Timothy Leary and the Long Boom 11 minutes
  3. The Rise of the Attention Economy 16 minutes
  4. Memes and Memetics 9 minutes
  5. Figure and Ground; Money as an Operating System 8 minutes
  6. Alternative Monetary Systems 7 minutes
  7. “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus” 12 minutes

Transcript of The Jim Rutt Show featuring Douglas Rushkoff