Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 7: 8.07: The Age of Spiritual Machines—Examined

Digging into Kurzweil’s deficient view of culture and human nature—from sex and family to epistemology and human dignity.

The Age of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil

Show Notes Things mentioned on the show
  • Stephen’s music blog
  • 7.06 and 7.07: The ERLC AI Statement Parts 1 and 2
  • Mass Effect and Mass Affection
  • The Matrix
  • I, Robot
  • Tolkien, Aüle, dwarves:
    • Dwarves: Origin at Tolkien Gateway
    • Aüle: The Creation of the Dwarves at Lord of the Rings Wiki
  • Turing test and Alan Turing
    • Lanier via Jacobs, 59th thesis
Upcoming books
  • May: Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton (and the movie!)
  • June: Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, Simone Brown
  • “SOL” by Pascal Schumacher
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.

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  • Daniel Ellcey
  • Douglas Campos
  • Jake Grant
  • Marnix Klooster
  • Spencer Smith

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