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Tyson Yunkaporta is the author of Sand Talk - a book which examines the modern would through an indigenous lens, weaving together traditional knowledge systems, complex systems theory, dreaming narratives, art and philosophy.

In our second yarn we discuss Matariki and the universality of narratives surrounding the Pleiades star cluster; high context vs low context cultures; distribution of violence within civilisation; Tyson’s views on transhumanism; cultural synthesis; sentience in land + more.

This conversation is preceded by an excerpt from Sand Talk read by Tyson - something between a Dreaming Story and a meditation - best experienced in a quiet place with intention and focus. The regular discussion begins at 30:52.

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Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. 

He runs the blog Overcoming Bias and is the co-author of Elephant in the Brain.

In light of the recent news cycle and Robin’s recent blog posts on the subject we discuss UFOs through the lens of Bayes and Rationalism.

If you enjoyed this conversation and are someone who is in the position to contribute to playing with the world and nourishing art/regenerative projects on the ground, you have permission to do so and are welcome to get in touch.

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Michael Ashcroft is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, an awareness based educational process that helps people live with greater ease and freedom and is the co-founder of the Carbon Removal Centre.

We discuss Alexander Technique, expansion of awareness and ways of being, human advancement and pluralistic utopianism (thanks Tyler Alterman), aesthetics, carbon removal, art incubators and “how to find the others”.

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Mango joins The Good Timeline to discuss NFTs and DeFi; the redistribution of wealth in crypto, Charged Particles; and the future of art and music in the crypto-space.

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Recorded in Lyttelton, New Zealand

Mango takes us on an NFT odyssey as a prelude to our full conversation on NFTs, DeFi, Charged Particles and NFTs in music coming next week.

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Recorded in Lyttelton, New Zealand

Benjamins McCarthy is a skydiver, musician and a teacher of yoga and Te Reo Māori. 

We discuss the past and future of European and Māori culture in Aotearoa New Zealand, the past synthesis of the two cultures and the new synthesis of the cultures heading into the future.  

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Recorded in Kumeu, Auckland, Aotearoa / New Zealand

Frank Yang is a bodybuilder, virtuoso musician, filmmaker, vlogger and arhat (one that has achieved Buddhist awakening/enlightenment).

We discuss Frank's journey from physical aesthetics to spiritual/mind aesthetics; psychedelics and how to transcend the dead materialist worldview; metamodernism; the efficiency of meditation retreats; how awakening has changed Franks motivations, autonomy, love and relationships & pain and pleasure. 

We talk about the performance and health benefits of awakening; psychopathy and bad gurus; 5 MEO and NN DMT; depersonalisation experiences with meditation and what's next for Frank Yang. 

(To get the most out of this conversation I highly recommend listening to episode #16 first, especially if you are unfamiliar with Buddhist/awakening terminology, and Frank Yang's video on YT "Full Enlightenment Happening Live")

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Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand

Tyson Yunkaporta is the author of Sand Talk - a book which examines the modern would through an indigenous lens, weaving together traditional knowledge systems, complex systems theory, dreaming narratives, art and philosophy.

We discuss humans as a custodial species; subduing and the role of narcissism; rites of passage; knowledge creation; distributed cognition; the impact of cities; states of non-thinking and the impact releasing the book has had on Tyson.

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Recorded in Cologne, Germany

David Pearce is a British Transhumanist philosopher and co-founder of Humanity Plus.

We discuss the Abolitionist Project and the importance of suffering in negative utilitarianism; MDMA and gradients of bliss; GTP-3 & AI-generated art; CRISPR gene editing in humans; cultured meat and the end of factory farming; the relationship between happiness, suffering and meaning; identity; David’s views on metaphysics, cryonics and a bunch more.

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Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand

Shasa Bolton is an artist, mechanical engineer, musician and adventurer.

Some years ago he completed a 2500km solo circuit of India on nothing but a hand-powered tricyle, raising money to purchase trikes for forgotten people with disabilities he found along the way.

We discuss Shasa's adventures, the commonalities of humanity and how they can supersede the fear of the other alongside Shasa’s new podcast, Memory Land.

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Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand

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