Joe Rogan Experience Podcast 183 Jason Silva

We need to be able to make leaps of thinking of that scale.  but we have to do it in a compressed time frame.  It took a 150 thousand years to go from cavemen to flying in jetliners.

Nonetheless it happened.  So if you do.. if you look at leap time, it’s only a blink in the evolutionary scale. It’s less than a blink.  It’s less than a blink of a blink of a blink.

We went from naked monkeys to jetliners and 1.5 billion minds doing their mindwork in a space that isn’t space called the internet.

A blink of a blink of a blink.  So what’s to say that the next blink is not gonna be equal parts astonishing and equal parts sort of transformation?


Joe Rogan:  Dude, you just nailed it.  Goddamn.  A blink of a blink.. it’s so hard to wrap your head.. 150 thousand of years ago we were in caves.

That’s insane.  It’s really almost impossible to wrap your head around how recent that is.


Jason Silva:  Right.  Blink of a blink of a blink of a blink.


Joe Rogan:  So, what the fuck happened?  How did we just take off running like that?


Jason Silva:  Right. Right.  A triumph.


Joe Rogan:  It’s amazing.  Something happened because nothing else from back then is any different.


Jason Silva:  Right.  Right.


Joe Rogan:  Everything else form 150 thousand years ago is the same.


Jason Silva:  Right.  and where is it leading?  Where is this leading?


Joe Rogan:  It’s fucking nuts man.


Jason Silva:  It’s such a blank canvas for us to paint.


Joe Rogan:  That’s the hardest part for us to wrap our heads around.  Everything else from 150 thousand years ago is the same. It’s impossible.


Jason Silva:  Yeah!  Orangutans have the same habits.


Joe Rogan:  You just shot away from the pack and just started building ships and fucking mowing down


Jason Silva:  Sling shot it.


Joe Rogan:  We just shot away.


Jason Silva:  We sling shot it.  Sling shotting and boot strapping complexity builds upon itself.  It gets faster and faster and faster.


Joe Rogan:  Sex thing.  Kim Kardashian show.  Boom!  2012.  It’s amazing, dude.


Jason Silva:  That’s why it’s so freaking, fuckin’ exciting.


Joe Rogan:  Yeah.  It is.


Jason Silva:  I keep forgetting you’re allowed to curse on your show.  But it’s so fucking exiting, dude.  It’s so like.. it’s so wow!  I get so wow!


Joe Rogan:  It’s so happening right now.  You know, it’s.. it’s.. I think in the future when we look back on this day and age, you know, as objectively as we can, we’re caught in a technological tornado.


Jason Silva:  Oh yeah.  tsunami.


Joe Rogan:  You know.  And it’s happening in a way that we adapt to it.  People are very adaptive creatures.


Jason Silva:  Oh totally.


Joe Rogan:  We’re awesome at you know, at recognizing our environment has changed and adjusting.

We’re really good at that.  But the fact that we’re able to do it with something as mind blowing as the internet is  really incredible.

And the fact that you know,  at this point in time, you see society is all over the world, trying to be more and more restrictive when it comes to the internet.

Coz we recognize this is their usurper.  A usurper is not..


Jason Silva:  Totally.  Totally.


Joe Rogan:  Yeah.  It’s not Rick Santorum.  No, it’s the fuckin’ internet, man.  The internet’s gonna take over.


Jason Silva:  An organism wants to maintain the status quo, if it has been a successful organism. You know what I mean?

It’s like a cultural context or certain businesses or corporation or business models that have worked for certain groups of people for a long time.

It’s in their interest to want to persist.  But the reality is that we all need to become cheerleaders for evolution.  And that means embracing disruptions.


Joe Rogan:  Yeah. That means also letting gay people get married, you fuck heads.


Jason Silva:  A hundred thousand percent.  Like, a hundred percent.  Like, gay marriage should be a hundred percent legalized everywhere.  Marijuana should be a hundred percent legalized everywhere.

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