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ChatGPT Versus Taylor Swift (Earthling Unplugged)

Psychedelics, Meditation, and the Brain (Robert Wright & Kathryn Devaney)

What is to be done? A Nonzero/Psychopolitica Live Event | Live Replay

NZN’s Person of the Year!

Is Israel-Palestine Peace Possible? (Robert Wright & Thomas Friedman)

Effective Altruism, AI, and Existential Risk (Robert Wright & Émile P. Torres)

America: Superpower Client State (Earthling Unplugged)

Biden’s Israel Impotence

Israel, Antisemitism, and Social Media (Robert Wright & Max Abrahms)

Free Speech, Antisemitism, and Elon Musk (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

The Reality Distortion Field (Earthling Unplugged)

Escape the social media matrix

The Gaza War and the Palestine Question (Robert Wright, Derek Davison, and Daniel Bessner)

The Trouble with Techno-Optimism (Robert Wright & Daron Acemoglu)

The Sam Altman Paradox (Earthling Unplugged)

Sam Altman, aspiring savior

What Really Happened at OpenAI? (Robert Wright & Timothy B. Lee)

A Palestinian-American Looks at Gaza (Robert Wright & Omar Baddar)

Is AI Evolving into an Existential Threat? (Robert Wright & Dan Hendrycks)

Getting Russia Right (Robert Wright & Thomas Graham)

The truth about Hamas

China’s Overreach, America’s Overreaction (Robert Wright & Susan Shirk)

Israel-Palestine and Ethnic Identity (Robert Wright & Matthew Yglesias)

Israel-Palestine and Tribal Biases (Earthling Unplugged)

The ‘River to the Sea’ Rorschach test

Noospheres of Influence (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

Israel, Palestine, and America (Robert Wright & Ron Kampeas)

The next front in the Gaza War

Where Is the Israel-Hamas War Heading? (Robert Wright & Joshua Landis)

Can Israel-Palestine Be Solved? (Robert Wright & Daniel Seidemann)

Earthling Unplugged: Israel’s Gaza speech code

Israel’s Gaza speech code

Transcript Excerpt: Leonid Ragozin

Is the War Turning against Ukraine? (Robert Wright & Leonid Ragozin)

A Debate on Israel-Palestine (Robert Wright & Eli Lake)

Earthling Unplugged: Why Israel’s anti-Hamas strategy is failing

Why Israel’s anti-Hamas strategy is failing

Wokeness and Israel-Palestine (Robert Wright & Meghan Daum)

Israel, Hamas, and the Laws of War (Robert Wright & Sarah Leah Whitson)

Earthling Unplugged: Israel, Hamas, and Biden's Failed Foreign Policy

Israel, Hamas, and Biden’s failed foreign policy

Elon Musk and Other Odd People (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

Israel, Palestine, and US Foreign Policy (Robert Wright, Derek Davison, and Daniel Bessner)

Parrot Room: Parrot Sings Swan Song

Biden’s Big Problems: Ukraine and the Border (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The real lesson of Ukraine for Taiwan

Transcript Excerpts: Lyle Goldstein

Earthling Unplugged: The real lessons of Ukraine for Taiwan, Google's AI learns to talk, how big is the Putin threat? And more!

What Would a War over Taiwan Look Like? (Robert Wright & Lyle Goldstein)

The jobocalypse is near

The Second(ary) GOP Debate (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Is a Second Trump Administration in the Cards? (Robert Wright & Sarah Posner)

Parrot Room: Parrot Parties Hearty

Biden's Border Disorder (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

RAND report warns of nuclear escalation in Ukraine

Earthling Unplugged: RAND report warns of nuclear escalation in Ukraine, insidious AI girlfriends, NATO chief spouts Putin talking points, and more!

Russia-Ukraine Harsh Realities (Robert Wright & Anatol Lieven)

Parrot Room: The Parrot Could Use More Bandwidth

Biden’s Bandwidth Problems (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Chances of averting apocalypse rise!

A People-Centered View of Russia-Ukraine (Robert Wright & Almut Rochowanski)

Parrot Room: All Good Parrots Come to an End

Biden Bets on Ukraine (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Logic behind Ukraine peace talks grows

Understanding Artificial Intelligence (Robert Wright & Timothy B. Lee)

Prigozhin post-mortem (Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov)

Parrot Room: Rich Parrots North of the Parrot Room

Putin’s Post-Prigozhin World (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The (Changing) Prospects for the Climate (Robert Wright & David Wallace-Wells)

Parrot Room: Parrot Populism

Trump Indictment Indicted (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

AI enlightenment is dawning

Earthling Unplugged: AI enlightenment, world's biggest carbon vacuums, Biden's bind in Ukraine, US-China diplomacy stalls, and more.

Overton Windows Ep.2: UFOs

Tyranny, Inc. (Robert Wright & Sohrab Ahmari)

Parrot Room: Don’t Short the Parrot

The Bidens’ Corruption Disruption (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

AI’s Oppenheimer moment

Audio Essay: AI and the Noosphere, Part II

Is the Middle East Falling Apart? (Robert Wright & Joshua Landis)

Parrot Room: Access of Evil

Trump’s J6 Indictment, Biden’s Ukraine Quagmire (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Biden’s Ukraine quagmire

Earthling Unplugged: Biden's Ukraine quagmire, sun-blocking space umbrella, AI-boosted brain-chips, Cold War II goes to Africa, and more.

A Debate on Russia-Ukraine (Robert Wright & Daniel Drezner)

Parrot Room: Long Walks on the Beak

Ukraine, Africa, and Cold War II (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

AI and the Noosphere, Part II

AI and Existential Risk (Robert Wright & Connor Leahy)

Parrot Room: Try That in the Parrot Room

Why Is Ukraine's Offensive Going Badly? (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The military-industrial complex enters orbit

Audio Essay: Artificial Intelligence and the Noosphere

Overton Windows: Israel/Palestine

Has the world’s chemical weapons watchdog been compromised?

Earthling Unplugged: Chemical weapons watchdog compromised? Plus: Sinophobic hysteria, AI updates, US lawbreaking in Syria, climate-change-fighting supercomputer, and more.

Parrot Room: Unnatural Acts

Putin’s Spartacus Problem (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Russians with Attitude (Robert Wright, Nikolay, and Kirill)

Parrot Room: The Day the Parrot Stood Still

Biden, the Blob, and cluster munitions

Creeping Toward Peace in Ukraine (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

How Does AI Work? (Robert Wright & Timothy Nguyen)

Parrot Room: The Parrot Catches the Car

Russian Mutiny, Supreme Court Scrutiny (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Michael McFaul’s dangerous muddle

Earthling Unplugged: Michael McFaul's dangerous muddle, how AI could kill the internet, lab-grown chicken nuggets, bad news / good news on climate, and more!

Artificial Intelligence and the Noosphere

The Origins of US Interventionism (Robert Wright & Sean Mirski)

Parrot Room: That’s Not Funny!

Ukraine’s Counter(productive) Offensive (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Michael McFaul, useful Ukraine weathervane?

Autism and the Two Kinds of Empathy (Robert Wright & Simon Baron-Cohen)

Parrot Room: We Haven’t Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

Ukraine’s Dam and Tucker’s Aliens (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Blinken’s China damage control

Earthling Unplugged: Blinken's China damage control, four AI updates, Wizard of the Kremlin, Cold War II silver lining, and more!

Nonzero and The End of History (Robert Wright & Francis Fukuyama)

Parrot Room: Cracker Barrel Wisdom

The Dam Breaks in Ukraine (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Timothy Snyder’s pernicious influence

The AI revolution calls for a foreign policy revolution

Ukraine and the Western Media (Robert Wright & Branko Marcetic)

Parrot Room: When We Were Kings

The New World Disorder (Robert Wright & Thomas Friedman)

Are AI luminaries too freaked out by their creation?

Earthling Unplugged: AI freakout continues, the passing of pax Americana, climate-change-resistant animals, spy whale spotted!--and more.

A Manhattan Project for AI Safety (Robert Wright & Samuel Hammond)

Parrot Room: We Don’t Need Another Parrot

DeSantis's and Ukraine's Incursions (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Why the chances of nuclear war grew this week

In Defense of Crying (Robert Wright & Benjamin Perry)

Parrot Room: Don’t Tuck with the Parrot

Dumping Biden, Saving DeSantis (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: Will AI turn Trumpists into globalists?

Is AI Anxiety Overblown? (Robert Wright & Timothy B. Lee)

Parrot Room: Monastic Parrots

Putin's prickly chef, Trump's town hall (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The ultimate Blob blind spot

The Epic Failures of US Foreign Policy (Robert Wright & Jeffrey Sachs)

Parrot Room: Massively Cacophonous Parrot

Attack of the Drones (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Neocon propaganda outlet busted!

Earthling Unplugged: Last-minute posting drama, neocon propaganda outlet busted, A.I. extravaganza, and more!

The Hidden Source of AI’s Emerging Power

The Critical State of Israel (Robert Wright & Daniel Levy)

Parrot Room: Banana Boat

Tucker in 2024? (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

MSM’s latest freakout over Afghanistan withdrawal

Golden Oldie [2010]: AI, Evolution, and the Singularity (Robert Wright & Eliezer Yudkowsky)

Russia Hawks and China Hawks (Robert Wright & John Mearsheimer)

Parrot Room: Who’s Training Whom?

AI Anxiety Goes Global (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The world’s very big AI test

Earthling Unplugged: The world's epic AI test, good environmental news, big-time sanctions blowback, decouplin' is hard to do, and more!

Fear not the Chinese bots

Is AI an Existential Threat? A Debate. (Robert Wright, Roko Mijic, and Alexander Campbell)

Can Substack Notes Be a Better Twitter? (Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov)

Parrot Room: Midnight in the Garden of Evil

DeSantis vs. Trump vs. Biden (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: How MAGA brought us a two-front cold war

How Human is AI? (Robert Wright & Michal Kosinski)

Parrot Room: The Reality Dial

Twitter and Other Banana Republics (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: Pro-Armageddon Americans and the Middle East

AI and the Hard Problem of Consciousness

The World Crisis and International Law (Robert Wright & Paul Stephan)

Parrot Room: Trouble in Parrotdise

AI and DeSantis Seem Human (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: US think tank advocates murder

ChatGPT is capable of cognitive empathy!

Transcript of "A Chat with ChatGPT-4"

A Chat with ChatGPT-4 (Robert Wright & ChatGPT-4)

Russiagate Revisited (Robert Wright & David Corn)

Parrot Room: Escape from Island of the Dicks

Is Ron DeSantis Real? (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: TikTok and AI meet Cold War II

NZN Discussion: AI Cold War, Climate Homicide, Controversial Weapons, and more!

Audio Essays: Two Looming Technological Threats

Is the Banking Crisis Over? (Robert Wright & Richard Vague)

Parrot Room: Beyond the Island of the Dicks

DeSantis Does Ukraine (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Iraq 20 years later: Bush’s lies weren’t the problem

OK, it’s time to freak out about AI

The Many Worlds of John von Neumann (Robert Wright & Ananyo Bhattacharya)

Parrot Room: Dick Designation Criteria

Biden vs. Xi, Tucker vs. Trump (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: Trading places with Xi Jinping

NZN Discussion: Xi Jinping, deepfake PsyOps, AI impostors, why Crimea matters, and more!

Another reason to take the lab-leak hypothesis seriously

The State of Psychology (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

Audio Essay: ChatGPT's Epic Shortcoming

Parrot Room: A Freak in the Tweets

Biden’s Troubles, Foreign and Domestic (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Wanted: More Lab-leak Liberals

Power in the Age of AI (Robert Wright & Paul Scharre)

Earthling: Antony Blinken’s Manhood Problem

NZN Discussion: Blinken's Manhood Problem, the Week in AI, Billionaire-Funded Brain Implants, and more

Audio Essay: The Misunderstanding of Elon Musk

Parrot Room: You Can Be in My Dream If I Can Be in Yours

The Ukraine War, Year One (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The Ukraine Archives

Race and Wokeness in America (Robert Wright & Coleman Hughes)

Parrot Room: And Your Little Dog’s Boring Too

Deflating Balloon-gate (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: Elon warns the world

Putin the Great

Cancel Cultures: Woke and Unwoke (Robert Wright & Norman Finkelstein)

Parrot Room: The Look of Love

Biden, the Blob, and a Blown-up Pipeline (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: The Blob Files

The Myth of Normal (Robert Wright & Gabor Maté)

Parrot Room: Don’t Push Us, ‘Cause We’re Close to the Edge

Russiagate-gate (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: Israel, Russia, and the rules-based order

Sizing Putin Up

A Russian Who Left Russia Looks Back (Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov)

Parrot Room: Staving Off Entropy, Barely

War Machine Learning (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: The China Derangement Syndrome

ChatGPT's Epic Shortcoming

Are we getting the whole story about Ukraine? (Robert Wright & Ivan Katchanovski)

An exchange about the Maidan Massacre

Parrot Room: It Practically Cancels Itself

Biden’s Crossroads and Ukraine’s Crossroads (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: Is Globalization Over?

Cognitive Empathy in Everyday Life (Robert Wright & Josh Summers)

Parrot Room: Beakless in Seattle

Biden Docs and Russia Hawks (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: Is the new grim consensus on Ukraine really justified?

The memo that failed to prevent war

An Epic Debate on Ukraine and US Foreign Policy (Robert Wright & Fred Kaplan)

Parrot Room: Parrot in Relapse

After the House Speaker Drama (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Earthling: Cold War II goes lunar

Welcome to 2023!

On Consciousness, Free Will, and Purpose (Robert Wright and Daniel Dennett) [Rebroadcast]