Universe 101 – humanity’s entropic abyss

I just wanted to share this magically brilliant podcast episode with Joscha Bach.

I’m so stoked after listening to it (twice), that I’m actually considering starting an entire podcast, based on just this single episode with Lex Fridman.

The series would go through concept after concept (AI, consciousness, world building, societal construction, great thinkers, love, law, meaning, intelligent gas giants constructing living cells to use as Von Neumann Probes, Wittgenstein, the sense of self, intelligence, modelling the universe, Mandelbrot fractals, automata, the end of the current civilization), trying to elaborate and comment on Joscha Bach’s thoughtful, genius, amazing, original, and inspiring analysis of everything worth considering.

Yes, you heard me.


If 42 isn’t the answer, Joscha probably knows what is.

My 3-hour morning walk round Stockholm this morning became the most perfect exercise of intellectual flow I think I’ve ever experienced, thanks to Joscha and Fridman. This episode has it all, especially if you’re already reasonably well versed in current ideas about consciousness, existence, mind, large language models, emergence, entropy, category theory, and much more.


I’m seriously considering it. Making a series of podcast episodes delving into one topic at a time, based on Joscha’s anwers in the Lex Fridman Episode #101.

This is NOT the 101 course of existence

It’s the really Deep End.

Now it’s time to hit replay once more

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