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Jim has a wide-ranging talk with Welf von Hören, co-founder of the recently beta-launched Potential app…
Jim has a wide-ranging talk with Welf von Hören, co-founder of the recently beta-launched Potential app. (Listeners who download the app can use the invitation code “jimruttshow”.) They discuss Potential’s goal of upgrading the human capacity for omni-considerate choices, the co-evolutionary relationship between increasing individual capacity & improving institutions, the risk of creating “more efficient destroyers of the universe,” GameB’s three-part model of sovereignty, online as the primary conditioning environment, asymmetry between the human mind & AI-driven platforms, bridging the intention-action gap, the decision to be a public-benefit for-profit corporation, aligning the value proposition with the user’s best interests, how the app actually works, a more monastic digital environment, enabling communities of practice, facing the moral challenges of data collection, and much more.
- Episode Transcript
- Potential app (invite code: “jimruttshow”)
- “Sovereignty is the Way,” by Welf von Hören
- “Advancing Human Sovereignty,” by Daniel Schmachtenberger
- “Reclaiming Our Cognitive Sovereignty,” by Jim Rutt
- A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life, by Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying
- The Stoa
- Rebel Wisdom
Welf von Hören is an applied philosopher, designer and entrepreneur. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Potential, a public benefit corporation dedicated to making technology that’s aligned with our best interest. He’s an expert for the intersection between Humane and Persuasive Technology.