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Embrace the Void Podcast Interview

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Listen here. Download here.I did a longform interview with Aaron on the Embrace the Void podcast this week about Automation and Utopia. We discuss a number of the key philosophical questions and assumptions underlying the book's main arguments. Topics covered include:(i) the definition of work; (ii) the case for techno-pessimism; (iii) how to understand utopianism; (iv) the lightness of being a cyborg; (v) what it would mean to live in a virtual utopia.This is a good primer for anyone interested in the book though, as per usual, we only scratch the surface of the issues.I also played the 'realism-antirealism' lightning round game and I contradicted myself several times.I highly recommend checking out other episodes in the podcast too. There are some excellent, substantive philosophical discussions up there. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe to the newsletter

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