Jesse has a freewheeling discussion with John Danaher about “moral enhancement” technologies – old and new. They talk about emerging technologies, ethics and the notion that the mind extends much beyond our body and brain. (All without sounding remotely woo-woo!)
Also, for those who are not pain enthusiasts, keep your ears peeled for the Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick, where Jesse reveals a secret to (modestly) reducing pain that you can anticipate in advance.
By the way, here is the article that first turned Jesse on to John Danaher – heartily recommended if you like some philosophy along with your doomsday scenarios. – Jesse
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The future of moral enhancement and and control systems.
This Week In Neuroscience: A gene mutation that enhances images making them more vivid.
iTunes reviews and the Smart Drug Smarts Audience Census.
An introduction to John Danaher.
What is enhancement? A quick lowdown.
Going deeper into moral enhancement.
Feeling the pull of the moral compass with the "Trolley Problem."
If moral enhancement was possible, how would it work?
The benefits of moral enhancement in the criminal justice system.
The methods of enhancement - internal and external.
Neuroplasticity and tampering with the brain.
Introducing the Extended Mind Project.
Modifying morality with classical conditioning and an interesting device called Pavlok.
The arguments against Extended Mind hypothesis.
John Danaher's personal take on the Extended Mind hypothesis and the enhancement debate.
Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: A great tip to reduce pain.