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Legacy Media Is Lying To You – Balaji Srinivasan | Modern Wisdom Podcast 519

Balaji Srinivasan is an entrepreneur and essayist, he was co-founder of Counsyl, former chief technology officer of Coinbase and former general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

Our information diets are making us mentally fat. Whether it’s fake news, mis or disinformation, state propaganda or conspiracy theories, the world is very difficult to navigate. Balaji also wants to start a new type of country, he has views on how to optimise your working day and he generates more new ideas than almost anyone. Today we get an insight into his thought process behind all of this.

Expect to learn why socialism always continues to arise across the world, how Balaji tracks all of the ideas he has in his head, why Singapore is a powerhouse of a new country, how immigration will deal with remote VR workers in India, why everyone should use a dashboard to track what’s going on in their life, the key trick that the legacy media uses to manipulate you and much more…

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00:00 Intro
00:17 Mental Information Management
11:43 How to Become More Discerning with Media
18:08 Men Are Losing Testosterone
19:43 The Death of Legacy Media
23:38 Maintaining a Healthy Information Diet
34:27 Balaji’s Social Media Habits
39:20 How does Balaji Predict the Future?
51:11 How will Immigration Deal with Remote Working?
1:00:50 Technology’s Impact on Conflict
1:09:24 Lessons from Living in Singapore
1:22:00 The Problem with American Politics
1:45:56 Where to Find Balaji

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  1. I would humbly submit that feudalism is actually the easiest way to put yourself at the head of a mob, as you inherit the mob that was built for you to inherit. Political families tend to accrue power regardless of the "ism" and this leads inevitably to a feudalistic regime.

  2. But where are we going? What cliff is this train of progress taking us? What more dystopic future do we need until we say Enough of progressiveness? We’ve gone mad thinking the future will be better. We’re addicted to innovation. What hell are we creating for future generations? Let’s go back yet again to be Greeks. Man is not the master of his own destiny. The American century is over.

  3. I am 33 and have naturally high testosterone. Higher than 99% of normal men. 
    My advice:
    Sauna regularly. Eat meat, liver, eggs. Avoid most vegetables. Avoid plastic housed food/water. Get sun on your skin. Go outside. Don't watch porn. Don't eat seed oils. Don't eat too much fish (plastics). Avoid unnecessary stress. If still no help, try supplementing with nettle root extract to balance oestrogen/testosterone.

  4. Yes …. Let’s get everyone else off the internet… so the entrenched power structure has a chance to completely take over and have a strangle hold on the information space just like they did with the television….. lol. Just say’n … there is a reason for all the confusion….

  5. this guy spent the first 30 minutes being cpt. obvious, endorsing things we already have, but speaking of them as though they're his novel ideas, like dashboards

  6. "it's very hard for the Govt to go against twitter". this guy doesn't know that twitter is banning people at the behest of govt, as confirmed by Alex Berenson's lawsuit against twitter

  7. Does anyone know where I can find that political compass gif? I've experienced this trend a lot, and it definitely showed itself recently during the pandemic.

  8. Hmmm, so the descending areas are cities like San Francisco, and the rising world is places like Miami… What could be the difference between these two areas, besides the "billions of dollars" mentioned? If only there was some sort of policy / political difference that could be raised…

  9. I feel like I'm making a dangerous misstep to argue against someone who is clearly miles ahead of me as far as research/knowledge but the idea that warfare fully transitions to a digital format with things like assassinations and terrorist attacks being the forays into the physical realm. It seems to me no matter the format or system the world is in, SOMEONE is on bottom, and if people get desperate enough, those acts of violence will escalate beyond the disorganized decentralized battlefront. They will target the things they can take that have value. I just don't think we will ever fully do away with warfare in that sense. I may be wrong though, perhaps as the world gets "smarter" with more knowledge readily available everyone will think that they know best and not want to take orders in an organized movement, warfare oriented or otherwise.

  10. I find it funny how people in the ''Professional World'' tend to have very shallow understanding about many topics, mostly as they think there unrelated to ''There World'' and even within the thinking they know quite a lot about, the stream of info is Very Narrow and directional, good for a simple goal, not so good for New ideas or evolving goals, No problem! New Ideas have little to No value in the System, as there is no Culture of improvement, rather one of maintaining the same old Idea's/Goals. New Technology is mainly used to enforce or prop up outdated old Idea's that don't work well, people in Business Don't ask themselves, how can we improve, they ask how can we make it more profitable and Complicated, it's now not even about goals so much as it's about building roads that all lead back to the start of the road, it's a race to the start or the known, not to the start of the unknown. One must Cultivate one's own garden. relying on a system of Billions of self-interested myopic halfwits and midwits will only ever lead back to the same old road that got us here.

  11. Hello beautiful people. Here’s the timestamps:
    00:00 Intro
    00:17 Mental Information Management
    11:43 How to Become More Discerning with Media
    18:08 Men Are Losing Testosterone
    19:43 The Death of Legacy Media
    23:38 Maintaining a Healthy Information Diet
    34:27 Balaji’s Social Media Habits
    39:20 How does Balaji Predict the Future?
    51:11 How will Immigration Deal with Remote Working?
    1:00:50 Technology’s Impact on Conflict
    1:09:24 Lessons from Living in Singapore
    1:22:00 The Problem with American Politics
    1:45:56 Where to Find Balaji

  12. I don't know why he thinks socialism is the easiest way to the top. The right wing constantly plays the "we are oppressed" card. Telling people they are oppressed by some smaller group is a very common tactic of the Right. It's called populism, and typically involves demonizing the "elites" – you might have noticed how the Right wing constantly complain about the "media elite" or universities or any left-wing rich person (e.g. George Soros). It often involves conspiracy theories – like covid antivaxxers or antivaxxers in general.

    The reason that socialism keeps coming up is that is the goal of rich people to make as much money as possible, and that involves paying people as little as possible, giving them bad working conditions, and charging as much as possible for everything. The wealthy have a lot of political power, and over time they accumulate power over laws and power via money, so the poor end up getting a smaller and smaller slice of the pie.

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