We want to share this simpler explanation of the Moloch Framework so that everyone can understand.
In a recent Podcast Liv Boeree had a deep dive with Daniel, into the game theory and exponential growth underlying our modern economic system and how recent advancements in AI are poised to turn up the pressure on that system, and its wider environment, in ways we have never seen before.
Not a conversation for the faint-hearted, but crucial nonetheless. Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue around global catastrophic risks and technology.
Here is a simplified version if you don't have the time.
Have you ever made a pie? Pies are delicious, but they can be a lot of work to make. You have to gather all the ingredients, mix them together, and then bake it in the oven. It can take hours to make a pie.
But what if you kept making pies, and making pies, and making pies? What if you spent all your time making pies? Eventually, you would get sick of making pies. You wouldn't have any time for anything else.
The Moloch Framework is like that pie. It's a metaphor for the way technology can grow and consume our time and attention without regard for the consequences. If we're not careful, technology can take over our lives and make us unhappy.
The Moloch Framework is a reminder that technology is a powerful tool. It can be used for good or for evil. It's up to us to decide how we will use it.
Here are some tips for using technology in a way that doesn't lead to Moloch:
- Be mindful of how much time you spend using technology.
- Set limits on your screen time.
- Take breaks from technology throughout the day.
- Use technology for things that are important to you, not just for entertainment.
- Connect with people in real life, not just online.
- Be aware of the potential risks of technology, and take steps to mitigate them.
By following these tips, we can use technology to enhance our lives, not control them.