Tightening the loop between System One and System Two leads to coherence and therefor congruent action towards the intention of System Two. Maybe it is the closest approximation of free will humans are capable of.

The core drive that leads to such a tightening of the loop is curiosity. Some…


In the recent conversation between Lex Fridman and Joscha Bach, Joscha reiterates his theory of how consciousness arises which if find incredibly useful. So useful, that i base a large part of the argument for this post on it.

In essence he says that life always tries to optimise towards…


For a long time i was convinced that i — and every other human — have an essence that makes us who we are. I imagined it like a pearl, pure and indestructible. But when i peeled back the layers of me — the ego, the self and so on…


Klappe zu, Affe tot.

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(1) Die Arena

Was ist denn so los auf dem kleinen blauen Punkt am äusseren Ende von Laniakea?

(a) Existenzielle Bedrohnung

Wir (die Menschheit) haben es geschafft, den natürlichen existenziellen Risiken eine Reihe selbstgemachter existenzieller Risiken hinzuzufügen.

Zu den natürlichen zählen Dinge wie Meteoriteneinschlag, Supervulkan-Ausbruch, Sonnenstürme, Pandemien, und so weiter. Eine unserer…


There is an enormous probability of climate chaos and all of its second order effects starting in the coming years, maybe decades if we’re lucky.

The standard narrative on how to deal with this situation revolves around employing exponential science and technology and let the invisible hand of the market do its magic. …


Growing up, i developed a strong sense of urgency about the situation on the planet. I grew up with the understanding that we need to change our ways as humanity in order to survive as a species.

So far we have failed to do so. And now the discussion has…


Some things are true and useful while others are simply false and yet others are true and not useful. Some people mean well and are helpful while others don't mean well and yet others mean well but are not helpful. Some actions are relevant and some are irrelevant.

The only…


Jim Rutt uses an image to describe the current system of how we humans do things on our home planet that is a very useful mental model to think about transformation:

Imagine our system as a bowl — and the current state of our system as a marble inside that…

Thomas Schindler

towards a good planet for everyone — thomas.cr

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