#34 Robin Hanson, Elephant in the Brain: Norms, Motives, Signaling, Weaponized Sacredness (and Mechanism Design!)

Rhys Lindmark
Mar 16, 2018 · 2 min read

In this episode of Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future (Patreon, Soundcloud, Youtube, iTunes) I interview Robin Hanson, the author of Elephant in the Brain and the creator of Futarchy. We dive into Elephant in the Brain and explore norms, motives, signaling, Ribbon Farm’s “Weaponized Sacredness” and mechanism design. Enjoy, and as always, let me know if you have any feedback!

I highly recommend reading Elephant in the Brain. We also talk about ideas contained in the links below:

Thanks to Collin Brown, Mike Goldin, John Desmond, Paras Chopra, Harry Lindmark, Colin Wielga, Joe Urgo, Josh Nussbaum, John Lindmark, Jacob Zax, Doug King, Katie Powell, Mark Moore, Jonathan Isaac, Coury Ditch, Ref Lindmark, Jim Rutt, Jeff Snyder, Ryan X Charles, Chris Edmonds, Brayton Williams, Patrick Walker, Kenji Williams, Craig Burel, Scott Levi, Matt Daley, Peter Rodgers, Keith Klundt, Andrew O’Neill, Alan Curtis, Kenzie Jacobs, and James Waugh for supporting me on Patreon!

Thanks to Storecoin, Griff Green, Radar Relay, district0x, Niel de la Rouviere, Brady McKenna, and some anonymous others for supporting me on StakeTree!

Thanks to Shapeshift for sponsoring the show! Please use them/check them out!

About Me: My name is Rhys Lindmark and I’m a hyper curious and intentional social entrepreneur. My “deep why” is the transition to GameB. I podcast + steward ETHCommons + community organize ETHDenver. My 2018 resolution is to exist more in my spirit, emotion, and body. I’m an alumnus of Techstars Boulder 2015 (Edify). Please reach out if you’d like to connect or have feedback! I’m curious about what you’re working on. You can support me on Patreon, follow me on Twitter, or connect on LinkedIn.

Disclaimer: I own less than $5000 of any given cryptocurrency, so my monetary incentive is not too aligned with Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. :)

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