Artificial Intelligence #88: Eric Weinstein

This is the video that turned a gnawing thought in the back of my mind into a full-blown obsession. Eric Weinstein knows how to push the buttons of intelligent people, how to play with them, and in playing with a stunningly brilliant mind who was, at the same time, failed by a system meant to innervate him, he brings forth a philosophy that is very close to my own — and it is brought from an angle very different from the one I arrived from. It’s worth listening to this to the end, despite its length; it sometimes takes that long for Weinstein to get the conversation comfortable enough to say what he really wants to say.