My Interview with Sotonye Jack at Time Well Spent
At the end of January, Sotonye Jack, who writes Time Well Spent (see also his Twitter), asked me for an email interview. His other interviewees have included interesting, prominent people from Balaji Srinivasan to Chris Dixon, so it was an honour, and I’m grateful that Jack had the patience to keep the interview going despite all the delays caused by my poor email discipline and erratic response schedule.
He asked fantastic, wide-ranging questions, and our conversation covered a lot of topics, including the relationship between thought and language, the nature and advantages of anonymous online political commentary, wokery, and even the fate of western universalism.
I’m quite pleased with how well it turned out; you can read it here:
Thank-you for sharing this interview and a part of your self. For me, a silver lining of covid is that it led me to seek other options for information. I have stumbled upon some truly great minds from all over our big, blue marble.
Fantastic interview and one of the most important things I've read in a long time. I don't pretend to fully understand everything you discussed but I appreciate the exposure to new ideas about language and sociology specifically.
The articulation of how wokeism is about overcoming our animal and physical natures is something I've thought about a lot in the past two years also as it intersects with covid and vaxx hysteria: the concept that humans need to conquer the earth and everything natural (including our immune systems) in order to evolve into the next phase of transhumanism, and I will not comply.