We are living through a period that is totally unique, experiencing things thought to be impossible. When everything settles, it will be considered to be similar to the next Industrial Revolution... The Digital Revolution. Never before in human history have we had the ability to communicate nearly face to face across the globe, travel to different continents in a day, and share ideas with billions of humans alive. We can learn from those that have lived in the past. We can all experience a Joe Rogan moment, where we can utilize technology, and synthesize the information overload we're experiencing right now. We're living in an unimaginable utopia to generations past, and it's just starting to get interesting..
"Live and let live”, is a principle we all should pay attention to. It seems today, there is a shift occurring, from the government, public interest groups, the media, activist organizations, co-workers and even our friends and family, where we are all feeling pressure to act a certain way, and at the very least in our daily lives we find ourselves a bit more careful not to “say the wrong thing”. The Rubin Report is one of the best Podcasts today for exploring perspectives that are controversial or less well known, and this episode of Creating Utopia is an attempt to play the role of Rubin Report host, and explore a perspective within libertarianism that I believe to be a contradiction.
The Waking Up Podcast #120 "What Is and What Matters" is the motivation for this special unplanned episode of Creating Utopia. I find myself unable to resist the temptation to encourage Sam Harris to either explore the idea of what others are perceiving as a feeling of freedom or agency, or elaborate on why they are simply wrong about the way they're interpreting their own conscious experience. Either way, the free will question has not been answered, and I've attempted to explain that feeling we have of freedom, while recognizing we very well may not have "free will" at all.