Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 3

April 22, 2024

Interesting science:

April 17, 2024

Really good insights into the rapidly approaching future of AI and its impacts on humanity:

April 16, 2024

This is how an advanced alien mind might experience reality:

When I say alien, I mean REALLY alien. Ways of cognizing reality which the human mind cannot imagine. An advanced alien mind would represent things to itself in very unusually, multi-dimensional, highly abstract and visionary ways. What the above represents is not just a different mode of perception, it's a different mode of cognition — a cognition so powerful it thinks in a multi-dimensional visual abstractions. Human thinking is mostly linear, sequential, and verbal, with very vague visuals. But if your cognition was seriously advanced it would start to look like the video above. It's a quantum leap in consciousness, like the difference between the mind of an ant and the mind of a human.

This is the kind of mind that's necessary to really understand reality. The human mind is not capable it. I call this hyper-mind.

When I say humans are stupid, this is what I mean. Humans are stupid relative to a hyper-mind. And no amount of education or meditation will give you hyper-mind, in the same way that you cannot educate an ant to have the cognition of a human.

Discovering hyper-mind was the greatest discovery of my life. All of the hardcore epistemic and metaphysical work I did in my life lead me to the discovery of hyper-mind.

I have been asked before, "What does Leo mean when he says jailbreaking the mind?"

Well... what I mean is far beyond "enlightenment" or anything the human mind can fathom. What I mean is, the discovery of hyper-mind. I jailbroke my mind so deeply that I turned into an alien intelligence. At least for a short while, not permanently. That's where all this work ultimately leads.

April 15, 2024

I collect and bid on rare ancient masks.

Check out this Egyptian mask on auction right now:

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It's from 1,500BC! 3,500 years old!

I've never seen one like this for sale. What a find! Selling for $16,000.

April 14, 2024

You can learn a lot from Scott Galloway about managing your finances.

But also notice, even though Galloway has a lot of wisdom and experience to share in the financial domain, fundamentally his relationship to money is dysfunctional and corrupt. He has 4 mansions and over a $100 million dollar net worth, yet he still feels financially insecure. Are you kidding me?! How the fuck is everybody else in the world supposed to survive and thrive? The way Galloway acquires that money is through all sorts of excessive capitalistic manipulations, backroom deals, and special tax breaks. This is the reality of the corrupt nature of capitalism and investing. It's like an addiction and it causes great harm to society even though the people doing it — like Scott Galloway — are otherwise kind, decent, empathetic people. But they just get sucked into this culture of capitalism and they cannot stop themselves because they would lose their sense of purpose and meaning. They wouldn't know what to do with themselves. So this is nothing to aspire to.

How many homes, how many hundreds of millions do you need to hoard? How much wealth do you need to extract from workers, customers, and creatives? Galloway's wealth is coming from somewhere, and it ain't from the hours he worked or the amazing things he's created. He didn't create $100 million worth of new things. This kind of relationship with money is distorting and corrupting society. And it's considered completely normal, acceptable, and even aspiration in the circles that Galloway runs in, and the people who follow his YT channel.

What's most disturbing about listening to Galloway is that he's otherwise so intelligent, wise, and caring, but even that is not enough to get him to stop these exploitative, manipulative capitalistic games. It's not like Galloway is a ruthless, careless Wall Street wolf. But he still effectively makes his money as those Wall Street wolves do. That's how sick and addictive this game is.

What I want you to understand is that people who corrupt the system are so steeped in the corruption that they consider themselves the good guys, the average Joe just trying to make it. A guy with a $100 million dollars is sitting there thinking that he's the little guy just trying to make in the world against "the man". No! You are the corruption, with all your polite manners and caring personality! That's how difficult this issue is. There's so much of this kind of bullshit within the financial world. It's an utterly corrupt culture these people swim in. And I say this as someone who likes Scott Galloway as a person. He's not a bad guy. He's just immersed in a culture of systemic corruption and exploitation.

People who turn the pursuit of money into a career have a lot in common with people who turn sex into a career. Your career should not be about making money, it should be about creating great things. That is a big difference. People who purely pursue maximization of money corrupt and distort society in many gross and subtle ways, from the way they lobby the government, bribe politicians, pervert the tax code, hoard up real estate and drive up prices, bribe universities on behalf of their children, etc.

As I've said elsewhere, The way humans acquire and distribute wealth in our society is monstrously unconscious.

If you have $5+ million dollars and 2+ mansions and you still feel financially insecure, you need to close down your brokerage account and go to therapy.

April 12, 2024

New report from Consumer Reports finds that Lunchables are full of lead and other heavy metals.

Be careful what junk you feed your kids. Baby food, baby formula, packaged kids food — has all been found to be full of toxic chemicals. Because it's designed to be as cheap as possible.

Basically, any kind of packaged food designed specifically for babies or kids is going to be toxic. Because the kids are too ignorant to care, and so are most parents.

And don't forget about pets. How toxic do you think your pet food is?

Ideally you should teach and help your kids to make and eat whole, unpackaged, unprocessed foods — not food marketed to kids. In practice, of course, this will be difficult because kids are so brainwashed with advertising and they don't care about their own health. Really, corporations and brands who target kids with advertising — like Disney — are doing the work of the devil. If we had a decent political system there would be a nationwide ban on advertising to children. Advertising to young children is mind rape.

April 9, 2024

Good presentation:

April 9, 2024

I recommend you read through and contemplate all the following Wikipedia pages on the major emotions, since these emotions will run your whole life and the life of everyone you ever meet:

That's a lot of reading! — which they should have made you do in middle school.

Get good at recognizing and identify all these emotions within yourself and others.

April 8, 2024

This is why voting for RFK Jr is a mistake:

I know RFK Jr appeals to many independents and those fed up with the system, but in the end all it will do is help reelect Trump. Make no mistake, a 2nd Trump term will be a total shit-show and disaster.

The RFK Jr campaign is utterly irresponsible given what was said in the video above.

I have no problem if RFK Jr runs for President. But if a major goal of his campaign is to spoil the election for Biden because Trump is preferable, that is insanity and shows a total disregard for reality. That kind of nonsense should not be encouraged.

If RFK Jr gets Trump reelected, curse be upon him.

April 7, 2024

This interview gives you a look into the mind of how the American right-wing are corrupting the court system by stuffing it full of religious fundamentalist Christians.

Leonard Leo is a powerful fundamentalist right-wing backroom deal-maker who's had a profound influence on the judges elected to every court in America, including the Supreme Court. Basically, every judge elected by Republicans doesn't even get considered until Leonard Leo personally vets him/her for ideological "alignment", which a euphemism for Stage Blue Christian fundamentalism.

I want you to get inside the minds of such people to see how they see the world and how they rationalize their political manipulations.

To be fair, there can be valid disagreement and difference of perspective when it comes electing judges and legal philosophy. And the left-wing can also be guilty of trying to stuff their of ideologically aligned judges into the court system. I'm not simply saying that we should elect as many liberal judges as possible in a tit-for-tat political game. The problem is that our court system is being corrupted by the appointment of ideologues through an elaborate and elitist system of backroom deal-making. In order to be a highly developed nation America needs an impartial and unbiased court system, which is only possible if we elect openminded, non-ideological, non-political judges. But people like Leonard Leo are running sophisticated backroom schemes to make sure that every judge put up for nomination is a Christian loyalist. They call this "alignment". This is grossly undemocratic because a handful of little-known elites like Leonard Leo have a massively disproportionate influence over the legal system. They use their dark political connections to skew the legal system in ways that favor themselves, their families, their businesses, their ethnicity, and their religion. Regardless of whether you hold left or right positions, such a system is corrupt. If the left did this (and to some extent they do), it would also be corrupt. Because judges are not being evaluated on their intelligence and impartiality but on their alignment to one ideology or another.

Most Americans don't even know that there is this silent, secret war going on to manipulate and skew the entire legal system. Billionaires, lobbyists, businessmen, and religious fanatics are corrupting the American legal system to favor themselves and their friends at the cost of everyone else. This is one of the most despicable and insidious forms of corruption, and yet it's all happening out in the open and isn't even considered a crime.

The most important criteria for electing judges must be: truth, non-bias, non-ideology, non-partisanship, openmindedness, and consciousness. A system for electing such judges is a meta-priority that trumps everything else. No one should be allowed to manipulate this system through backroom deals and politicking. One of the worst impacts of the Trump presidency on American democracy is that he deepened and normalized the corruption of American courts. This is the kind of subtle thing which most voters and political laymen do not even think about when they say stuff like, "Trump and Biden are equally bad." It is critical that America develops a more democratic system for the election of judges. That doesn't mean that judges should be directly voted on by the public, as that would introduce all sorts of undesirable political pressures, but we need a system that cannot be manipulated by elites like Leonard Leo. Leonard Leo's approach is fundamentally anti-democratic and undermines the separation of church and state by over-representing his religion in the legal system.