8 episodes

Augmenting reality is an innately human desire to share our ideas and perceptions to feel connected. Welcome to The Cyberdelic Podcast, where startup CEO Nils Pihl and co-founder & anthropologist Damir First explore how memetics and cultural transhumanism influence our (digital) reality. If you want to understand how ideas shape culture, technology, and the metaverse, you are in the right space. The goal of The Cyberdelic Podcast is to bring into our collective consciousness the idea that we should be mindful of the ideas and memes that we propagate. Culture is crowdsourced! We wish to provide the framework and tools to empower cultural authorship. Will future kingdoms of imagination be owned by companies who surveil and monetize our thoughts and actions or be privacy-preserving, deeply humane, and artistic spaces that our digital identity can call home?

The Cyberdelic Podcast Auki Labs

    • Society & Culture

Augmenting reality is an innately human desire to share our ideas and perceptions to feel connected. Welcome to The Cyberdelic Podcast, where startup CEO Nils Pihl and co-founder & anthropologist Damir First explore how memetics and cultural transhumanism influence our (digital) reality. If you want to understand how ideas shape culture, technology, and the metaverse, you are in the right space. The goal of The Cyberdelic Podcast is to bring into our collective consciousness the idea that we should be mindful of the ideas and memes that we propagate. Culture is crowdsourced! We wish to provide the framework and tools to empower cultural authorship. Will future kingdoms of imagination be owned by companies who surveil and monetize our thoughts and actions or be privacy-preserving, deeply humane, and artistic spaces that our digital identity can call home?

    Spatial Computing Horizons: Impact of Augmented Reality - Interview with Alastair Reynolds

    Spatial Computing Horizons: Impact of Augmented Reality - Interview with Alastair Reynolds

    Welcome back to The Cyberdelic Podcast!In today's deep dive, we're navigating the intricate dance between technology and humanity with the renowned science fiction author-scientist Alastair Reynolds and our own Nils Pihl.Together, they delve into the profound implications of augmented reality as portrayed in Alastair’s narratives and the looming Vision Pro revolution on the horizon. They share concerns about AR’s potential to distort reality and deceive us, leading to disconnection, but also ...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    End User, a short sci-fi story by Alastair Reynolds

    End User, a short sci-fi story by Alastair Reynolds

    We are BACK for season 2! In this season's premiere episode, we're taking a slightly different approach. We're diving into the world of science fiction with a special treat. We are incredibly honored to present a story penned by Alastair Reynolds! Known for his masterful storytelling in hard science fiction, Reynolds' work often explores the vastness of space and the intricacies of time, challenging our perceptions of reality and humanity."End User" is a short tale exploring the nea...

    • 33 min
    Midjourney Tripping

    Midjourney Tripping

    In the new episode of the Cyberdelic Podcast, we go on a Midjourney trip! We talk about text-to-image tools like Midjourney and how AI generators have rapidly advanced in complexity. Now we can create not only fictitious people, objects, and locations but also entire visual styles. Users can type prompts to receive artwork that resembles a comic book, game art, a historical diagram, a realistic photograph, and so much more. The AI is always here doing its best to conjure it fo...

    • 35 min
    Building in Web 3.0, On Toys & Games, Human Speech Enhanced By Visuals

    Building in Web 3.0, On Toys & Games, Human Speech Enhanced By Visuals

    A new episode of the Cyberdelic Podcast will take you on a wild ride! We discuss Decentraland and the work being done by the Web 3.0 communities to build living, developing digital spaces; how all of us are trying to construct a much lower barrier to entry to novel modalities of human consciousness. From there we jump to the difference between toys and games, the digital playgrounds we inhabit, and the benefits of play to human development and civilization. We also talk about r...

    • 57 min
    Spatial Internet & Manifesting Augmented Reality

    Spatial Internet & Manifesting Augmented Reality

    In this episode, we compare the internet to a global nervous system. We comment on the appeal of selling our data and the harsh reality of receiving less much for it than you think. Will AR pets play our favorite songs to us, and how do we communicate nonverbally in the metaverse?We explore the emergence of spatial internet and how positioning must become a utility to allow for spatial and embodied experiences that can be anchored in the real world.The goal of this episode is to paint a ...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Origin Of Cyberdelics And The Attention Economy

    The Origin Of Cyberdelics And The Attention Economy

    In this episode of “The Cyberdelic Podcast,” we talk about Terence McKenna, how reality is made up of language, and how AR is the second-to-last step in human communication. We discuss the origin of the word ‘cyberdelic’ and look at how asynchronous conversations and social media lead to a more dystopian Internet. Our attention is a limited resource, and we only build the things we are salient about - our attention guides where progress goes. The goal of this episode is to help peop...

    • 40 min

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