Joe Rogan Experience Podcast 183 Jason Silva

Memes are like organisms.  They’re like sperms.  They’re nuggets of information.  They’re spreading and leaping from brain to brain.  They’re alive.

So in a way, we no longer need to spread our seeds physiologically really anymore.  We do it culturally.

I’m trying to, you know.. these nuggets – I call them “inspired nuggets of technorapture”.  They’re just little nuggets.  They just hopefully will live —


Joe Rogan:  It’s the perfect way to do it, though.  It’s the perfect way to do it because anybody could send anybody, even if your internet connection sucks, you can shoot quickly for two minutes long.

You know, and it’s the right amount of commitment to a.. and you just go, “Whoa!”  But doesn’t it require them to  remember some shit you told them 20 minutes earlier.


Jason Silva:  Totally.  Two minutes’ shot of Philosophical Espresso and then you put them on the Twitter, right?

I registered for Twitter I think like two years ago.  @jason_silva, by the way.  But um..  I remember when I first started Twitter and I didn’t  right away understand it because I thought 140 characters are so limited.

But it actually makes sense in an age of information when you’re saturated in so much knowledge that it forces you to be concise.

So that you could alleviate into a sort of bandwidth.. bandwidth anxiety of being flooded with so much information.  Keep it short, keep it quick.


Joe Rogan:  Well people are goddamn verbose, you know.  People just ponder on as I do three-hour podcast.


Jason Silva:  But that’s why we love them, dude.


Joe Rogan:  Yeah, that’s the part we love, but I mean in writing.  Writing is annoying.  Writing makes me read so much.


Jason Silva:  Well, yeah.  Well that..


Joe Rogan:  I mean when it comes to social interaction–


Jason Silva:  I mean that’s why I made the videos short because I don’t feel entitled to 30 minutes of people’s time necessarily because I know that there’s a lot of media that is trying to suck their attention.


Joe Rogan:  Knowing that it’s perfect


Jason Silva:  So I feel like..Yeah.. so two minutes is quick.  It’s like a donation.


Joe Rogan:  And Twitter maybe can pop it up to like 200 words.  Or 200 letters.  But that would be about it.


Brian Redban:  It doesn’t work on podcast, though.  I used to do a podcast with one-minute podcast and it’s just like pretty much you just say, “Hi,” and then you say, “Goodbye.”  It doesn’t work for podcasting.


Joe Rogan:  You did it as a podcast?


Brian Redban:  Yeah.


Joe Rogan:  Did you really?


Brian Redban:  Yeah.


Joe Rogan:  That’s ridiculous.  Um.. you can’t, you couldn’t.. even just reading Twitter off a podcast, you can’t do that, because then you’ll just say negative shit.


Brian Redban:  Yeah.


Joe Rogan:  To give you attention.  It has to be the loudest.


Jason Silva:  I don’t like negativity.


Joe Rogan:  It’s very sad, you know.


Brian Redban:  Negativity is so sad.


Joe Rogan:  It is.  But is it natural?  Is it important?  is it necessary for us to appreciate the good?  Do we have to experience this rude and the


Jason Silva:  There is a religious school of thought that says, you know, things only make sense through a contrast.  You won’t appreciate pleasure if you do not know pain.

But I don’t know, I don’t know.  I think we can evolve past that.  I think we can appreciate pleasure just because it’s pleasurable and not need its opposite.  I’m not sure if we’ll… I think we’ll get there.


Joe Rogan:  I hope.  Well, we’ve gotten.. you know, it’s all been positive up to here even though horrific things have happened along the way, you know. It’s not like the Genghis Khan days, we’re doing a little bit better.


Jason Silva:  Oh, much better.


Joe Rogan:  Easier choice spots on the planet, you know, unless you’re right now in Syria, which is really crazy.  You watch that stuff in the news?


Jason Silva:  Yeah, very very upsetting, what’s going on over there.

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