Hello from the Consilience Project Team.
Last week we published “The Endgames of Bad Faith Communication.” In this feature, we seek to describe how bad faith communication has become normalized, and the risks this poses to democracies. Societies decline into violence when mutual distrust and disrespect continually undermine any possibility of mutual understanding. Therefore, we must seek to restore faith in the power of those forms of communication that allow us to change positions, learn, and improve our thinking and coordinated action around essential shared realities.
We also wanted to share several conversations of interest from the past three weeks from both Consilience Project experts, as well as experts within our larger network, that we believe provide unique and critically important insights into the state of the metacrisis.
In the first, Daniel Schmachtenberger recently joined Nate Hagens’ podcast, 'The Great Simplification', and in an interesting change of pace interviewed Nate for a foundational discussion around energy/money/technology/human culture, and how society might ‘bend’ instead of ‘break’ in the coming decades.
Finally, we’d highly recommend the Center for Humane Technology’s recent podcast in which they have an open and candid discussion around expanding their scope from the harms of social media to the systems that enable those harms, and their doubts and concerns as they work to evolve their understanding of the social media predicament.
The Consilience Project Team