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Infinite Loops

Jan 19, 2023

Author, CEO of VUDU Marketing and digital nomad Sam McRoberts returns for his second appearance on Infinite Loops. This week, Sam and Jim discuss Sam’s latest book ‘The Grand Redesign’.
Part science-fiction, part operating manual for upgrading human OS, ‘The Grand Redesign’ touches on a number of recurring Infinite Loops themes, and is available for free online (see ‘Important Links’ section below).

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Show Notes:

  • Why Sam wrote the book
  • Is the Watcher a reliable narrator?
  • Interfering with complex systems
  • An overview of Social OS
  • Why we need White Mirror
  • The kindness pledge
  • Incentives and the Cobra Effect
  • How do we break the Shannon limit?
  • Jim’s movie idea
  • Improving the political and legal system
  • The opportunities of AI
  • Optimising our system for flourishing
  • Finding the hidden geniuses
  • Sam’s solutions; reaching the tipping point
  • Sam’s hopes for the book
  • MUCH more!

Books Mentioned:

  • The Grand Redesign; by Sam McRoberts
  • The Status Game: On Human Life and How to Play It; by Will Storr
  • Prometheus Rising; by Robert Anton Wilson
  • House of Cards: Psychology and Psychotherapy Built on Myth; by Robyn Dawes
  • The Lessons of History: by Will Durant and Ariel Durant
  • Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine; by Derren Brown
  • The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future; by Kevin Kelly