Season Two: Life, Upgraded

Life in society is a complex web of humanity, widely-varying cultures, clashing ideas and values, individual drives, ego, conventional wisdoms and conflicting rules. There is no guide book or universally agreed-upon set of rules about how to live and be happy; but a life unchained and upgraded is a wise, if difficult, path.

Coming soon you will find ten new cautionary tales (Season Two of the Evolve Faster Podcast) to help you explore the contract you’ve unwittingly signed with society; then it’s up to you to decide if it’s time to tear it up and rewrite it.


EF39 (S2-E0): LIFE, UPGRADED: Welcome to Season Two of the Evolve Faster Podcast

EF39 (S2-E0): LIFE, UPGRADED: Welcome to Season Two of the Evolve Faster Podcast

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Welcome to Life, Upgraded. On 1/21/2020, ten new cautionary tales of speculative fiction begin to drop every other week. The goal of Season Two of the Evolve Faster Podcast is to help you explore the contracts you’ve unwittingly signed with society and its layers of cultural institutions. Then it will be up to you to decide if it’s time to tear up and rewrite any of them. More...
Dehumanized: The Search for Self in the Devil’s Looking Glass

EF40 (S2-E1): Dehumanized: The Search for Self in the Devil’s Looking Glass

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Finding your place in society can feel like being forced to replicate the movements of others in a mirror. Does our technology buy us freedom from conforming, or dehumanize us? And do individuals really need society and culture anyway? More...
EF41 (S2-E2): Transhuman Fallibility: The Existential Risk of a Superhuman Future

(EF41) S2-E2: Transhuman Fallibility: The Existential Risk of a Superhuman Future

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Technology is like a powerful drug that can either improve you or make you miserable and dependent. Is it our evolutionary fate that we will become superhuman? Or is the codebase of human nature inherently too fallible for the story of transhumanism to end well? More...
Civil Individualism: Loneliness Atop Mount Empowerment

(EF42) S2-E3: Civil Individualism: Loneliness Atop Mount Empowerment

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Going against society has the empowering feeling of standing alone on the top of a mountain. But is it even possible to climb to such heights without falling into the lonely pit of self-delusion? And what does it really mean to be an individual? More...
Evil Urges: The Fiery Duality of Human Nature

EF43 (S2-E4): Evil Urges: The Fiery Duality of Human Nature

PLAY | DOWNLOAD The urges of human nature are like fire: they can cook your food or burn your house down. Is evil perceived consistently across people, or should the situation, culture, and individual psychology have a say in its characterization? And does this help define what is evil? More...
Reality Unchained: Smashing the Icons of Social Delusion

EF44 (S2-E5): Reality Unchained: Smashing the Icons of Social Delusion

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Society and culture can be shackles locking us in a mental prison cell. Iconoclastic thinking is a sure way to break the chains and reveal the truth, but it is risky. Does this make ‘why this stuff and not some other stuff’ the most dangerous question you can ask? More...
Weaving Society’s Web: Purpose in a Future Without Work

EF45 (S2-E5): Weaving Society’s Web: Purpose in a Future Without Work

PLAY | DOWNLOAD Cocooned in webs of lies about happiness and freedom, many people overwork, chained to careers they despise. Would a society without work function and also make people happier? Or would it fail because work is one of the most meaningful human pursuits? More...

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