39 min

Ep. 102 - Idea Labs and Echo Chambers Hence The Future

    • Technology

Why do we believe what we believe? 💡

In this episode, Mattimore discusses the differences between “idea labs” and “echo chambers,” two concepts coined by Tim Urban via his blog “Wait But Why,” and the impact that each is likely to have on the future of society.

Broad Topics:


Idea labs
Echo chambers
Straw man vs. steel man arguments
Paul Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement (from highest to lowest): refuting the central point; refuting a key point; counter-arguments; contradictions; responding to tone; ad hominem attacks; name calling
Emergence tower of politics
Are echo chambers on the rise?
Are our politics more divided now?
Why are echo chambers on the rise?
How to promote idea lab thinking
Zero sum status games
Positive sum wealth games
The intellectual dark web
The legacy media industry
The puzzle of free speech
Shifting Overton windows
Looking toward the future

Future Scenarios:


Worst Case Scenario
Best Case Scenario
Most Likely Scenario

Thanks for tuning in 🔭


Website: hencethefuture.com/
Instagram: instagram.com/hencethefuture/
Twitter: twitter.com/hencethefuture
YouTube: youtube.com/c/HenceTheFuturePodcast
Hashtags: #idealabs #echochambers #timurban #waitbutwhy #htf #hencethefuture #podcast #hierarchyofdisagreement #paulgraham #overtonwindow #strawman #steelman #civildiscourse #futurist


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This episode is sponsored by
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Why do we believe what we believe? 💡

In this episode, Mattimore discusses the differences between “idea labs” and “echo chambers,” two concepts coined by Tim Urban via his blog “Wait But Why,” and the impact that each is likely to have on the future of society.

Broad Topics:


Idea labs
Echo chambers
Straw man vs. steel man arguments
Paul Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement (from highest to lowest): refuting the central point; refuting a key point; counter-arguments; contradictions; responding to tone; ad hominem attacks; name calling
Emergence tower of politics
Are echo chambers on the rise?
Are our politics more divided now?
Why are echo chambers on the rise?
How to promote idea lab thinking
Zero sum status games
Positive sum wealth games
The intellectual dark web
The legacy media industry
The puzzle of free speech
Shifting Overton windows
Looking toward the future

Future Scenarios:


Worst Case Scenario
Best Case Scenario
Most Likely Scenario

Thanks for tuning in 🔭


Website: hencethefuture.com/
Instagram: instagram.com/hencethefuture/
Twitter: twitter.com/hencethefuture
YouTube: youtube.com/c/HenceTheFuturePodcast
Hashtags: #idealabs #echochambers #timurban #waitbutwhy #htf #hencethefuture #podcast #hierarchyofdisagreement #paulgraham #overtonwindow #strawman #steelman #civildiscourse #futurist


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This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

39 min