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Putin, AI, Ukraine, Crypto, the Noosphere, Futurism, and Other Stuff (Robert Wright & Anatoly Karlin)

Putin, AI, Ukraine, Crypto, the Noosphere, Futurism, and Other Stuff (Robert Wright & Anatoly Karlin)


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0:05 Anatoly’s strange CV
3:56 How the 20th century set the stage for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine
9:18 Why did Putin turn against the West?
23:55 Anatoly: I underestimated Russia’s incompetence
27:55 Has the Ukraine war really shifted in Russia’s favor?
35:02 Russia’s “elite human capital” problem
41:38 Is the “bio-singularity” near?
50:47 Unipolar vs multipolar AI takeover scenarios
59:37 Heading to Overtime

Robert Wright (Nonzero, The Evolution of God, Why Buddhism Is True) and Anatoly Karlin (, Nooceleration). Recorded April 16, 2024.


Anatoly’s newsletter on Substack:

Overtime titles:

0:00 Can the world regulate AI wisely?
2:05 The case for crypto
10:08 What Anatoly would do as AI czar
14:05 When noospheres collide
23:52 Is controlling AI possible under capitalism?
31:56 Was Anatoly serious about taking the Ukraine war into outer space?
36:01 Anatoly: The nation-state is obsolete

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