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We Are Not Saved

We Are Not Saved is a podcast covering Eschatology. While this concept has traditionally been a religious one, and concerned with the end of creation, in this podcast that study has been broadened to include secular ways the world could end (so called x-risks) and also deepened to cover the potential end of nations, cultures and civilizations. The title is taken from the book of Jeremiah, Chapter 8, verse 20: The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
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Now displaying: June, 2021
Jun 30, 2021

The massive attention being paid to UFOs in the form of the Pentagon/Naval videos has rekindled interest in the subject and by extension interest in Fermi's Paradox. I think people's interest in these subjects is entirely too trivial. Treating it as a curiosity rather than one of the most important indications of what the future has in store for humanity — either eventual doom or being terribly alone.

Jun 23, 2021

In a continuation of the last episode I examine my favorite explanation for the inflection point in 1971: that this is when energy decoupled from economic growth. Economic output which has no connection to energy usage is a new and strange beast, much easier to manipulate in ways that produce inequality and inflation and all the other ills which have afflicted us since the early 70s.

Jun 15, 2021

The website wtfhappenedin1971.com presents a series of charts which show that there was inflection in rates of everything from inequality to obesity in 1971. In every case with things getting worse. Why would that be? In this episode I examine at 8 explanations (possibly more depending on how you count). Full warning, my favorite explanation is not included. That will be the subject of my next episode.

Jun 6, 2021

And here is where I have cordoned off spoilers for Project Hail Mary. Listen at your own risk.

Jun 6, 2021

My capsule reviews for the month:

  1. Persepolis Rising by: James S. E. Corey
  2. Project Hail Mary by: Andy Weir
  3. The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century by: Stein Ringen
  4. The Ethics of Authenticity by: Charles Taylor
  5. Legal Systems Very Different From Ours by: David D. Friedman
  6. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by: Alfred Lansing
  7. The Graveyard Book (Graphic Novel) by: Neil Gaiman Adapted by: P. Craig Russell Illustrated by: Various
  8. Learning from Loss: The Democrats, 2016–2020 by: Seth Masket
Jun 6, 2021

This episode is in three parts. First is the eschatological reviews:

  1. A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence by: Jeff Hawkins
  2. One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger by: Matthew Yglesias
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