Episode Number: 561
Episode Guest: Bruce Damer
Original Airdate: October 14, 2014
Episode Sponsors: Onnit, Squarespace, MeUndies, NatureBox
Guest Bio: Dr. Bruce Damer is a polymath scientist, designer, author and general explorer of liminal realms. He has worked for over a decade in simulation and design of space missions for NASA, develops biochemical models for the origin of life at UC Santa Cruz and collects vintage computers and their history in his DigiBarn computer museum. He has a practice exploring beyond the edges of consciousness to bring back stuff that is meaningful for humanity and the Gaian prerogative.
Topics Discussed: Attending Burning Man during Hurricane Katrina; the Pentagon; psilocybin; MRIs; soldiers on psychedelics; world adopting technology; Lucifer’s Hammer book; ancient civilizations; Roman technology; Life After People TV show; building pyramids; knowledge of the stars; advanced stone-cutting techniques; ages of ancient artifacts; temple of initiation; has a lack of drugs held civilization back; toughening up today’s youth through initiation; rites of passage over adversity; humans evolving towards robots; extinction; insectivores; hardwired to watch screens; Bruce’s background; bacteria; live bacteria in space; riding an asteroid; pulling an asteroid to earth; changing the orbit of an asteroid; why we go to space; Space X; artificial life; singularity; limits of technology; OSX and Windows; evolving humans to tech; replicating biological processes; self-driving vehicles; future is combination of technology and biology; December 21, 2012; Terence McKenna; attached to ideas; meditation; distracted by technology; Keck Observatory; eugenics; psychopaths; vikings; group intelligence; needing deep connections; floating; isolation tanks; ergonomic chairs; Kensington trackball; mice; computer user interface; infinity; big bang; thought experiments; endogenous access; mushrooms; DMT; initiatory rights.
My Thoughts: From the way this guy sounded during the podcast, I expected him to be 70 or 80 years old, but I guess that’s not the case. Worth a listen to if you dig talk about space, the future of humanity, and drugs. I’ve already forgotten about this podcast.
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