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We Are Not Saved discusses religion (from a Christian/LDS perspective), politics, the end of the world, science fiction, artificial intelligence, and above all the limits of technology and progress.

We Are Not Saved Jeremiah

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

We Are Not Saved discusses religion (from a Christian/LDS perspective), politics, the end of the world, science fiction, artificial intelligence, and above all the limits of technology and progress.

    Eschatologist #22 Risk Is Everywhere

    Eschatologist #22 Risk Is Everywhere

    Transcript: https://wearenotsaved.com/2022/11/30/eschatologist-23-avoiding-risk/ 
    After all the hot takes which have been offered in the wake of the FTX collapse, this is the hot take to rule them all. Okay probably not, and at this point it's probably a cold take. But I do think the whole FTX debacle carries some valuable lessons about risk. So that's what you're getting...

    • 6 min
    Book Review The Ethics of Beauty

    Book Review The Ethics of Beauty

    Transcript: https://wearenotsaved.com/2022/11/26/book-review-the-ethics-of-beauty/ 
    This is a review I did for the first issue of American Hombre, a new magazine being published by a friend of mine. I did an excerpt of it back in episode 292, but he’s graciously agreed to let me release it in its entirety. If this makes you interested in the full magazine, the PDF is currently available for free at americanhombre.gumroad.com. But also you should consider subscribing to the print version. This magazine deserves to be held. 
    You can use the coupon code ‘RW’ to get 10% off a subscription or $1 off the price of the print issue. The next issue is coming out in January and it will include another review by me. (The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter, if you’re curious.) 
    This review includes some pictures which you can find either in the PDF version of the magazine, or on wearenotsaved.com. But I will attempt to describe them in the course of my reading. They’re mostly pictures from the trip I took to Ireland this summer.

    • 31 min
    Finding "The Answer"

    Finding "The Answer"

    Transcript: https://wearenotsaved.com/2022/11/19/finding-the-answer/
    A somewhat discursive episode where I reflect on a book I just read about meritocracy and different answers for the best way to organize society. And how what we thought was the answer—liberal democracy—appears to be fracturing, leaving everyone to fight over what part of it is the most important. What part was truly The Answer.

    • 26 min
    The 7 Books I Finished in October

    The 7 Books I Finished in October

    Link to survey: https://forms.gle/tCxmpwM4RTxPCJKUA
    What We Owe the Future by: William MacAskill The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe by: Michael D. Gordin Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by: Jonathan Shay Socrates: A Very Short Introduction by: C.C.W. Taylor  Aristotle for Everybody: Difficult Thought Made Easy by: Mortimer J. Adler A Wizard of Earthsea by: Ursula K. LeGuin Freemasonry and the Origins of Latter-day Saint Temple Ordinances by: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

    • 37 min
    Eschatologist #22 - A Survey

    Eschatologist #22 - A Survey

    Transcript: https://wearenotsaved.com/2022/10/31/eschatologist-22-a-survey/
    Survey: https://forms.gle/toRzdKPervpygw8MA 
    It's time for me to stick my head out and see what people think of me. Yes I'd like you to fill out a survey. Tell me what you think. I mean it. Be brutal!

    • 3 min
    Chip Off the Old Bloc

    Chip Off the Old Bloc

    Transcript: https://wearenotsaved.com/2022/10/29/chip-off-the-old-bloc/
    Recently the US enacted a set of punishing trade restrictions on China with respect to high-end chips. Some have called these restrictions the annihilation of China's semiconductor industry. Maybe so, but China's not going to go down without a fight, and the situation is complicated by numerous factors, including the complications of the technology itself. There's a lot going on and I attempt to cover a large portion of it.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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Happy to have found this podcast. Enjoy the perspective and look forward to future listening.

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One of my favorite

Thoughtful, intellectual, data driven, philosophical, objective, and provocative. These are a few words which describe the podcasts theme which is: how technology is insufficient in solving life’s most difficult problems. Be prepared to have your prejudices challenged in a respectful way.

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Great new podcast

One of the things I like most about this podcast is the ability to bring to light issues that on a whole the majority of the population don't really consider but should.

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