NewTechOldNow is about amplifying awareness of useful concepts in order to:
- Advance our capacity for nuance in important discussions. Make it possible to express things we couldn’t put words to before.
- Evolve our perception of reality by developing new mental-models through which to see the world. Language is a self-referentialthat improves our ability to perceive reality.Psychotechnology
- Enable further innovation in widsom-tech, be it digital, physical, or memetic orPsychotechnologySociotechnology
Words, terms, jargon; they are semantic chunks, which evolve with our practices, if our practices evolve and our terminology doesn’t keep up, we lose the ability to bring nuance to discussion. A great example of this is the current AGI debate. AGI is a very generic, and vague term, and when people use it in discussion, rational progress is hampered because nobody can discuss specific details so they revert to opinions. How can you reason about something without being able to define it?
New Tech for the Old Now was created by @bhohner to curate a selection of psychotechnologies that may be useful for our societal transition to a better individual and social way of being.