Mind Meld 75 | Fractal Futures with Michael Garfield

Writer, speaker, musician and visionary artist, Michael Garfield returns for another mind meld!


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Things are happening. Things are happening very, very quickly. Faster than ever. We’re surely hurtling toward something, but what is it? A technology-soaked dopamine dystopia that makes today’s vacant scroll-fests look timid? Or, will we find a way land upon a utopian new-age novelty tide? A coalescence of plenty, philosophy and technology that will carry us toward something better.

The answer of course, is both and neither.

To arrive anywhere approaching the more desirable end of the spectrum, we’ve got to be mindful. We as individuals (and collectively) have got be asking ourselves what we’re doing with the technodelic wands we’re wielding and why. If we don’t, they’ll surely be wielding us.

That’s how I think of these sessions with Michael Garfield. They’re self-administered conversational check-ins diagnosing where we are and where we’re going.

Musings in this mind meld include – 

  • Smart drugs and substances as motivators

  • Brain to computer interfaces and the future

  • Where are all the moon-shot projects?

  • Debating the wokeness quotient of Elon Musk

  • Too much creativity in too many areas results in a lack of impact and productivity

  • William Irwin Thomson’s “sunset effect”

  • How travel humanizes the other and fractures bias

  • The relationship between technology, evolution, gradualism and catastrophism

Featured art- Beeple


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