Mind Surge is run by Cody Turner, a fourth year PhD student in philosophy at the University of Connecticut. The podcast features solo commentary on topics in philosophy, technology, poetry and politics. Part of the Shelter from the Storm Podcast Network.
5. Entering the Matrix
In this episode I discuss virtual reality technology. Here are a few links to relevant articles:
4. The Scattered Unity of Youth
In this episode I read a few poems that I’ve written. The text of the poems can be found at the following link:
3. The Precipice
In this episode I discuss the idea that we are currently living in an age of heightened existential risk. Here are links to articles/books that I reference in the episode: The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Toby Ord 2020): https://www.amazon.com/Precipice-Existential-Risk-Future-Humanity/dp/0316484911
2. The AI Revolution
In this episode I discuss the topic of artificial intelligence and automation. Here are links to articles that I reference in the episode: GPT–3 Guardian Article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3 MIT Task Force Article: https://news.mit.edu/2019/work-future-report-technology-jobs-society-0904 ‘What is AI?’ Article: https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-is-ai-everything-you-need-to-know-about-artificial-intelligence/
1. The Dangers of Digital Performance
In this episode I discuss how social media is deranging society and democracy by turning all of human communication into a public performance.