T4T S01E16 - Why Tools for Thinking

a Tools for Thinking Podcast episode

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Cover art

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Host: Jerry Michalski

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Video podcast

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Brain screen cap and link

! https://bra.in/5vmbdZ <-- follow this link to browse this map

Links mentioned

  • Adaptive Scale
  • De-Extinction (reviving extinct species)
  • Rushkoff Described a Tech Shabbat in Adbusters Magazine in 1999 Edward L. (Eddie) Bernays (1891-1995)

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays
    • Freud was his uncle!!

    • Bernays popularized Freud in the US, then got his books published in the US, then took advantage of his relation to Freud

    • Promoted books by making bookshelves upscale

    • Promoted women smoking via the Torches of Freedom March


    • Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. In almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind."

    • - Edward L. Bernays, the father of American propaganda


      Giving What We Can (2009)
    • https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/ Toby Ord
      • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Ord Existential Hope # Ida Josefiina How Might We Blend the Best of the Old and New? Mapping Tools for Thinking Media Virus: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture (1995)
    • http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0345397746/jerrymichalskisr Neom
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neom The Line (170 km long)
      • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Line,_Saudi_Arabia Niksen
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niksen Perceptions of Time Sane (2021)
    • https://www.sane.fyi/ Ida Josefiina
      • https://www.linkedin.com/in/ida-josefiina-40824a75/ SDGs 1 and 4 Trouble Me Shabbat
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabbat Havdalah (marks the end of Shabbat)
      • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havdalah Tech Shabbat Rushkoff Described a Tech Shabbat in Adbusters Magazine in 1999 Team Human (2019)
    • https://www.amazon.com/Team-Human-Douglas-Rushkoff-ebook/dp/B07DP62FZB/jerrymichalskisr Tetrad of Media Effects (McLuhan)
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrad_of_media_effects The German philosopher Leibniz was probably the last living man who knew everything. Tiffany Shlain
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiffany_Shlain

    Tech Shabbat

    Tools for Thinking Podcast (2022 T4T, TfT) + https://wiki.rel8.dev/tools_for_thinking_podcast Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Lippman Watch (See) One Do One Teach One

  • Tools for Thinking Podcast (2022 T4T, TfT)

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