Ep. 43: What is Your Utopia?

We all have dreams: future career, spouse, home, pets, children, hobbies, winning a grand award, etc. But our dreams go beyond even our own lives to what the world would be like as a utopia. This episode is the first in a three-part series on the topic of utopia.

Episode notes:

  • Mormon Utopia
  • Is modern society the past’s utopia?
  • What is consciousness?
  • Do any two people imagine the same utopia?
  • Ray’s utopia: all people become one unified energy outside of time
  • Matryoshka Brain
  • Static vs. dynamic world
  • Luis’s utopia of work and leisure as choices
  • Is a utopia a perfect world, and if so, can imperfect people live in it?
  • Are we capable of imagining a true utopia?
  • Will we overcome mortality, or at least aging?
  • What are you willing to give up to achieve utopia?
  • Forms of government
  • Commercial: Utopios
  • Utopia in pop culture: Star Trek
  • Death in utopia
  • Are we already living in a utopia?
  • Moral agency
  • AI of the future

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