AI technology will increasingly be a superweapon for totalitarian social and geopolitical control. Wolf Tivy and Daniel Faggella discuss this disturbing potential impact, geopolitical strife, and the long-term problem of species dominance.
Wolf Tivy talks to Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz from the Long Now Foundation about philosophical reflections on the pandemic.
Palladium senior editor Wolf Tivy holds a digital salon with William Eden, Matt Parlmer, and a few select audience guests, to discuss coronavirus, why we took it seriously early on, and what we’re doing for the public good.
Jonah Bennett interviews Mwiya Musokotwane, who is building Nkwashi, a new city in Zambia.
Deep in Siberia, Nikita Zimov is restoring the Pleistocene ecosystem to combat climate change and undo the damage done by ancient over-hunting. Wolf Tivy interviews him to find out how and why.
Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy interview Sean Pawley on his work developing a new bank in East Africa and how Rwanda has developed under a Singapore-style model since 1994.
Wolf Tivy interviews Ben Landau-Taylor and Oberon Dixon-Luinenburg on state-directed industrialization, the relationship between economics and political power, and why we should care about the development of machine tools.
Ash Milton interviews Jason Crawford about the development of progress studies as a new field of research and community.
Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy discuss why the bachelor’s degree is the new citizenship, and what it would take to actually build a status-generating alternative to the university.
Wolf Tivy and Pasha Kamyshev discuss Pasha’s latest article on AI grand strategy, and the deeper foundations of the problem: we are building digital totalitarianism, but we don’t know how to reconcile that with creating a good society.
Ash Milton discusses his review of economist Mariana Mazzucato’s book The Value of Everything with Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton are joined by Palladium writer Jean Fan to discuss her recent narrative piece on the psychological experience of observing rapid progress and change in China.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton are joined by Palladium writer Siavash Tahan to discuss his recent piece on urban housing politics in California and how land is a scam.
Jonah Bennett and Ash Milton are joined by Palladium writers Avetis Muradyan and Ryan Khurana to discuss landlordism and economic pessimism, as well as the power of storytelling in producing optimism.
Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy interview award-winning investigative journalist Ben Westhoff on his new book Fentanyl, Inc., a monumental effort that discusses the inception of the fentanyl crisis and Westhoff’s infiltration of Chinese labs to get to the bottom of the problem and the top of the drug supply chain.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton discuss the themes of social alienation and reintegration embedded in a number of recent Palladium articles.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton interview Glen Weyl about his book Radical Markets, which introduces new ways of re-imagining property ownership and voting.
This week, Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy talk about science fiction with Hannu Rajaniemi, a New York Times published science fiction writer and biotech startup founder.