The Great Simplification #110 – John Robb: “Networked Tribalism, AI, and Asteroids”

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The Great Simplification

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Date of Publication: February 21

Year of Publication: 2024

Publisher: The Great Simplification

Author(s): Nate Hagens

In this episode, Nate is joined by author and technology analyst John Robb to discuss how geopolitics, information warfare, and technology are shaping how we understand the world and interact with each other. With the recent rise in global tensions and violence, plus an escalating threat of catastrophic scenarios, more and more people sense that the system is unstable. Coupled with accelerating developments in artificial intelligence, we live in an environment where interpretation and sensemaking – especially at an individual level – are more difficult than ever. What do these trends and challenges mean for governments and corporations trying to control the flow of information and data? How will near-term technological advancements affect the trajectories of politics, science, and journalism – and is it possible for individuals to be aware of and mitigate their influence? During a time when communication and collective problem-solving is more important than ever, will it be possible to navigate between tribes and ideological groups amidst increasing polarization and fractured information systems?

About John Robb

John Robb currently publishes the Global Guerrillas Report, which covers the intersection of War, Politics, and Technology. He served as tier-one special ops, after which he went on to be a popular internet analyst, entrepreneur, COO of a software company that open-sourced the current RSS standard, and much more. He also published the book Brave New War on the subject of the future of warfare.

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