Hope in Source

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Summary

Can we consider our limits as a gift? Michael Sacasas and Henry discuss an understated concept in our modern times, namely our limited nature. We are limited in our ability to control others (parenting), our speech (social media), and our bodies (morality). We pass through a mix of (sometimes heavy) topics: violent games and virtue ethics, parents as gardeners rather than carpenters, the issues of unprecedented scale, modernity as the application of technique, our inclination to believe more is better, and the art of dying. Transcript: https://hopeinsource.com/limits.

Show Notes

Can we consider our limits as a gift? Michael Sacasas and Henry discuss an understated concept in our modern times, namely our limited nature. We are limited in our ability to control others (parenting), our speech (social media), and our bodies (morality). We pass through a mix of (sometimes heavy) topics: violent games and virtue ethics, parents as gardeners rather than carpenters, the issues of unprecedented scale, modernity as the application of technique, our inclination to believe more is better, and the art of dying. Transcript: https://hopeinsource.com/limits.

Part 2: https://hopeinsource.com/convivial.
Youtube version (unedited): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fojoWc1oCeQ
Michael: https://twitter.com/LMsacasas
Henry: https://twitter.com/left_pad

Headings:
  • Games and Virtue
  • Social Gaming
  • Gardeners and Carpenters
  • Technocratic Parenting
  • Capability and Responsibility
  • Natural Scales and Limits
  • Two Watersheds
  • Escalation as Default
  • Limits as Heresy
  • Attractive Limits
  • Iatrogenesis
  • Being Mortal
  • Death as a Technical Problem

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What is Hope in Source?

What are the parallels between faith and open source software? Join Nadia Eghbal and Henry Zhu for an off-the-cuff conversation between friends. Check out hopeinsource.com and nadiaeghbal.com/public-faith for the backstory