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Daniel Schmachtenberger

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal.
 
Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science.
 
Motivated by the belief that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is foundational to the integrity of any civilization, and necessary to address the unique risks we currently face given the intersection of globalization and exponential technology, he has spoken publicly on many of these topics, hoping to popularize and deepen important conversations and engage more people in working towards their solutions.

Daniel earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Mathematics from Maharishi University of Management and earned the title A.B.D. in Counseling Psychology at Body Mind College.

Alongside his regular work experience, he also volunteered as Cancasse at Human Rights Campaign and Greenpeace, and helped to build homes in poverty stricken areas of Mexico with Project Mercy. Canvassing door to door and at events, letter writing campaigns, protests, and education were his early formative experiences to the thinking that lead to Critical Path and The Emergence Project.

Regarding the topics on his personal blog, Daniel’s thoughts are inspired and informed by the great work of many people. His thoughts are particularly influenced by his collaborators, most notably (for the topics on his blog) Forrest Landry, Jordan Hall, and Zachary Stein. Meaningful influence came from his collaborations with Bret Weinstein, Michael Vassar, Dave Snowden, Bryce Hiddysmith, Nelson Del Rio, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and many others.

His intellectual inspirations among others are Buckminster Fuller, Jacque Fresco, Ken Wilber, Fritjof Capra, David Bohm, Krishnamurti, Bill Mollison, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Ilya Prigogine, Stuart Kauffman, Ervin Laszlo, James Carse, Arthur Koestler, Vedanta, Lao Tzu, Carl Sagan, Roger Penrose, Mahatma Gandhi, Victor Frankl, Buddha, Anthony De Mello, Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, Alfred North Whitehead, and Stanislav Grof.

Listen to an extensive Interview with Daniel at LukeStory, Supercharge Your Mind With Neurohacker Collective.

Listen to Daniel’s Interviews on the Future Thinkers Podcast: FTP036: Global Phase Shift, FTP042: Neurohacking, FTP043: Neurohacking & Neurogenesis, FTP057: What Causes Existential Risks? Part 1, and FTP058: Solving The Generator Functions of Existential Risks, Part 2.

Listen to Upgrade Your Life Through Empowered Responsibility, Neurohacking, Evolutionary Philosophy, and the Future of Humanity, and What Is Neurohacking And How Can You Improve Your Quality Of Life?

Read Daniel Schmachtenberger discussing complex problems on Reddit where he talks about how his thinking and language are similar to Holochain.

Listen to Daniel’s podcast at Wellness Force Radio on Emotional Resilience, Nootropics, and Outsmarting The Modern World.

Listen to Daniel Schmachtenberger: Meta Existential Risk, Daniel Schmachtenberger — Building a New Civilization, Daniel Schmachtenberger (Designing A Win-Win World for Everyone), Daniel Schmachtenberger — Humanity’s Phase Shift, Upgrade Your Consciousness with Daniel Schmachtenberger, and Limitless? Nootropics Podcast with Daniel Schmachtenberger.

Watch Daniel Schmachtenberger’s talk at Emergence, The Latest in Bio-Hacking Panel, and Daniel Schmachtenberger @ Green Giants Movie.

Read Daniel’s contributions to The Good Men Project, and his Ode to Emergence essay.

Visit his LinkedIn profile and his personal blog. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.