UnknownKnowns

I talk about the ideas, current events, innovations, and other topics that interest me. Who am I? I am a High School Student committed to understanding the science of the world and philosophizing on any topic I come across.

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Friday Sep 02, 2022

The present day sees humans more capable of changing ourselves and our environment than ever before. So, what can we do to change for the better? In this episode, I speculate on the adoption of a powerful new communication tool and social ethos which could create this positive change.   *Note* I accidentally chose a background song with a voice that plays periodically.    Music Credit & Sources

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

Nukes, Bioweapons, and logistics collapse: these are just three threats that incredibly powerful human technologies have spawned. How must we as humans change our behaviors, society, or biology to use the power we attain through technology for good? Over three episodes, I will look at what makes for a humanity that can safeguard against our own destructive abilities, and what the future of our species might look like. Music Credit & Sources

Saturday Apr 02, 2022

In this episode I build from my previous episode titled "Question of the Century: Is there Morality Without Religion?" With the goal of establishing a secular basis for religion and morality, I walk through the Ten Commandments from a practical,  evolutionary, standpoint and answer the question of "What or Who creates human morals?" Sources: shorturl.at/knC89 Music Credit (CC-BY): Axletree "Goldfinch: Flight to the North," Kai Engel "Remedy for Melancholy"

Saturday Mar 12, 2022

In this episode, I cover the similarities between Vladimir Putin and Adolf Hitler in how they undermined democracy and utilized brinksmanship to rise to power, use ideology to justify their means and ends, and pursue a larger strategy. I also look at the differences in the way the rest of the world stood up to them.   Sources: https://bit.ly/3CGygs7    Music Credit (CC-BY): EXETEXE "Ronin," Kai Engel "Homeroad"

Saturday Mar 12, 2022

What if an advanced algorithm could vote for you? Humans are limited by time and attention, but machines? Not so much. If a computer could learn exactly how you behave, it could help you vote on every little matter without you noticing. In this episode, I imagine a world where this is the case. Sources here. Music Credit (CC-BY): EXETEXE "Ronin," Kai Engel "Homeroad" 

Thursday Nov 18, 2021

In this episode, I argue that humanity should emphasize buying luxury goods which exist only online rather than physical products, which pollute. To better understand how this might work, I interviewed my expert friend Kai.   Sources: [1] [2]   Music: Axeltree "The Silent Grove," Jim Hall "Wanderlust," Kai Engel "Homeroad" All songs licensed CC BY  

Monday Sep 06, 2021

Given the biological and neurological processes which happen to an individual right before death, I speculate on how the conscious self and the body would feel in the very moments before death. This episode's intent is to walk through my model and reasoning and is not a complete argument. Think of it as a primer to have you think about this yourself.   Music: Meydn "Pure Water," Kai Engel "Homeroad" All songs licensed CC BY

Wednesday Jul 21, 2021

Archetypes are said to be the most basic groupings of behaviors humans express. In this episode, I postulate whether the internet and social media reveal things about preexisting archetypes or creates totally new or reformed ones. Links: https://bit.ly/3hXXcmp, https://bit.ly/36RaQkL(referenced in podcast) Music: Axletree "Goldfinch: Flight to the North," Jim Hall "Wanderlust" All songs licensed CC BY

Thursday May 20, 2021

This week's show is in collaboration with my 20th Century History Class. I talk about how religion faded from cultural relevance, how morality is created and shared, and how we can hope to share a common set of morals going forward.   Thought in a Hostile World   Music: Axletree "Goldfinch: Flight to the North," Meydn "Pure Water," Kai Engel "Remedy for Melancholy" All songs licensed CC BY

Tuesday Feb 02, 2021

In this episode I talk about memory during quarantine, and how having a lack of new experience and socialization causes us to recall events now with less detail.   Sources: LS, Mayo Clinic, NLM Music:  "Joy" Yakov Golman CC BY, "Homeroad" Kai Engel CC BY

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