Hello everyone! I recently got back from spending a week in Texas with my friends Lynn Davenport and Jason Bosch doing fieldwork around blockchain, artificial intelligence, predatory finance, and human capital futures. We filmed at several dozen locations and are working on that editing now. Along the way I was fortunate to soak my feet in Onion Creek at McKinney Falls State Park. The pool at the upper falls is featured above. Immersing myself in a primordial timeline of ancient cypress, rock shelters, and water helped me to ground and reset after experiencing the frenetic pace of high-tech, disrupted life in Austin.
Before I left for this trip, I did a one-hour show with Bonnie Faulkner. This was my second appearance on Guns and Butter. Listen to my first interview from March 2021 here (transcribed here). I wasn’t sure how this second show would turn out, but Bonnie was awesome pulling it together, and I think it ended up being a really good encapsulation of the moral questions regarding living life on the blockchain ledger as a cyborg avatar. We are nearing the end of a centuries-long game of domination, Manifest Destiny, and erasure of natural systems. I really had no idea the final struggle was going to end up within the confines of a video game created by militarized hedge funds. I hope you find my insights useful and will perhaps share this interview with your networks. This is a key part of the story that relatively few people are talking about.
Both interviews are audio only.