Winning Slowly

Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2026. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?



episode 3: 7.03: Ari Wallach

An interview with the founder of Longpath about his vision for the future and trans-generational ethics. Show Notes We chat with Ari Wallach of Longpath about his vision for the future and the importance of trans-generational ethics. (There’s obviously a lot we both find valuable and disagree with here… keep your ears open for reflection on some of those differences in the future!) Corrigenda Buckminster Fuller didn’t invent the trimtab—but he did invent the metaphor of the social aspects of trimtab! Links

  • Forget short-termism: it’s time to think longpath
  • Our longpath future
  • “Faithful extension” – Evolution and the Fall, Cavanaugh and Smith, and Chris’ review of the same
  • Ari’s TED talk: 3 Ways to Plan for the Very Long Term
  • epigenetics and mitochondrial DNA
  • Auburn Theological Seminary (notably, a seminary with wildly different theology from our own!)
  • Theodor Adorno
  • Max Horkheimer
  • Jürgen Habermas
  • Karl Marx
  • Frankfurt School
  • Freud
  • Friedrich_Nietzsche and “God is dead”
  • UC Berkley
  • Buckminster Fuller
  • Peter Schwartz and Stewart Brand, and their Global Business Network
  • Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno
  • transhumanism and singularitism, the religions of SV
  • Moore’s Law
  • analogy to “interventions” from epidemiology – e.g. hand-washing
  • neuroplasticity
  • blockchain, monorails, jetpacks
  • trim tab
  • “stay woke”
  • Hermann Hesse
  • Soto Zen tradition
  • yurts
  • yeshiva model
  • WeWork
  • telos
  • Exodus narrative
  • longpath.gather
  • Future Congress
  • ”First Do No Harm” by Kazyak
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.
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  • Daniel Ellcey
  • Jake Grant
  • Jeremy W. Sherman
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  • Spencer Smith
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 2019-04-25  49m