Gennady Stolyarov II
Art Ramon Garcia, Jr.
Daniel E. Twedt
On Sunday, September 17, 2023, the U.S. Transhumanist Party invited David Patterson to discuss his concept of Active Communities, groups that use motivation and morality to help individuals and communities achieve optimal outcomes in health, prosperity, and education. The discussion addressed how technology can help to achieve these goals, as well as connections to transhumanism and how the concept of Active Communities can benefit the transhumanist movement.
10:35 – David Patterson’s presentation
29:59 – How a focus on outcomes can help community participants look beyond what they have learned is right and wrong
34:15 – How Active Communities are poised to confront mental-health problems
41:08 – How to improve discourse
46:45 – Active Communities as groups to vet information
55:41 – Why theoretical problems (like the Trolley Problem) should give way to a focus on practical outcomes
1:02:06 – The case for community engagement
1:06:59 – Elements of self-improvement
1:10:14 – Other benefits of joining or starting an Active Community
1:12:28 – More on action groups with Active Communities
1:20:53 – How we help people prioritize self-improvement
1:29:27 – How Active Communities can help with the current societal-technological transition
1:36:47 – How social norms evolve and adapt, and why it’s better to do that than to start with new norms
1:42:05 – Why Active Communities are best in-person
1:52:27 – Optimal number of participants in Active Communities
Visit the Active Community website here.
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