The Global Propaganda Matrix, AoT#418
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
3w ago
We are now trying to make sense of our world from within a global propaganda matrix. It should come as no surprise that most of us are confuse and tired, due to the fact that everyone has been screaming at us in order that we believe their side of the story.  topics include: cliche advice, too many analogies, Russian terror attack, who will be blamed, ISIS, Ukraine, World Wide Web, all views presented at the same time, tweets, Israel, US intelligence, talking points, bots, embassy warnings, Putin off the record, propaganda for every audience, global propaganda matrix, independent media so ..read more
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Banning TikTok and Fighting Crime, AoT#417
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
1M ago
TikTok may just be the social media app of a new generation, but it is also now on the chopping block of the US government. A lot of legitimate and illegitimate business is done online everyday, and that may have to change soon as well. Where are technology and our government heading in this strange future we are always moving into?  Topics include: Topics include: digital to analog techno transition, antiquated systems, TikTok ban, Bytedance, Chinese response, national security, international trade, Chinese media and propaganda, psychological operations, free speech online debate, social ..read more
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Great Powers Competition Technological Battle Grounds, AoT#416
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
1M ago
Battle lines appear to have been drawn in the “Great Powers Competition”, but where are they exactly? What is the battlefront, and is it a whole new one for the 21st century? Is AI the all important technology that will allow any given nation to reign supremer over all others? This, and many other questions are asked in this podcast episode.  Topics include: powers behind presidential candidates, Project 2025, Ron Paul presidential campaigns, Truth Movement ideas, Republican mainstream apparatus, fringe and mainstream intertwined, geopolitical tension, Great Powers Competition, technology ..read more
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American Theocracy 2025, AoT#415
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
1M ago
It actually does matter who wins the upcoming American presidential election. Donald Trump is not simply running by himself. He has the backing of a massive evangelical political apparatus.  Topics include: no phone lines, propaganda has changed, Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society, Donald Trump, presidential election, American Autocracy Threat Tracker, dictatorship, Christian Nationalism, alternative media bias, prejudice, powers behind Trump campaign, Heritage Foundation, Project 2025, cults, Center for Renewing America, theocracy, spiritual warfare, Truth Movement corruption and c ..read more
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Alex Ansary interview, Back Outside the Box, AoT#414
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
1M ago
Alex Ansary is the guest on this episode of the podcast. After a break of a couple of years he has returned, and is now making new episodes of Outside the Box TV.  topics include: Outside the Box, solar flares, eclipse, Gaza, off grid living, Tucker Carlson, Putin, Russia, China, build up to a world war, big names in alternative media, mainstream conspiracy theories, solar maximum, Elon Musk, 2030, WEF videos trending on purpose, paranormal, ChatGPT, racially charged social media posts, TikTok, white supremacy, counterfeit 9/11 truth, spiritual warfare, Portland, human trafficking, World ..read more
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Quigley and Quigley, AoT#413
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
2M ago
It’s safe to say that if Carroll Quigley were around today, he would not have a high opinion of Tucker Carlson. A little bit about the unauthorized publishing of Tragedy and Hope, and a brief look at changing American political ideologies.  Topics include: Brzezinski, internet, truth, Tucker Carlson interview of Putin, alternative vs mainstream media, Fox News, patterns of praise for Putin, China, Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, Anglo American Establishment, Evolution of Civilizations, macro history, Milner Group, 20th century UK Imperialism, John Birch Society, legal battles over publ ..read more
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The American Elite, AoT#412
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
2M ago
There may be an American elite, and they might have a “fraternity culture.” There might be a conspiracy, or there might not be. It may not matter either way.  Topics include: philosophical questions about this Age of Transitions, artifice, China cyber attacks, Cyber terrorism, great powers competition, GMA news stories, Taiwan, propaganda, technology race, AI, global economics, US foreign policy, WW3, exploitation of terror attacks, WW2, major countries domestic problems, America’s Elites, ivory towers, class divisions, fraternity vs conspiracy, political sway, forcing things to be b ..read more
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Robbie Martin guest, Fringe Places to Digital Spaces, AoT#411
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
2M ago
Robbie Martin returns to the show to talk a bit about the strange and ever-changing landscape of online media. Media Roots spread deep and sure, but new and evermore beguiling media outlets, personalities, and trends keep emerging at a breakneck pace. Robbie and Aaron do their best to make some kind of sense of it all here.  Topics include: Media Roots, podcasting, Masonic history, alternative media, UFO community, monetization schemes, over saturation, Lex Friedman, Joe Rogan, copies of copies, old conspiracies and hoaxes have lasting power, far right extremism and mainstream convergence ..read more
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Venture Capital MIC Makeover, AoT#410
The Age of Transition
by Aaron Franz
3M ago
There is an ongoing war within the war business. The old guard aerospace companies are now competing with Big Tech players from Silicon Valley. New departments within the US Military have been put into commission that may end up giving an advantage to Big Tech.  Topics include: Friday night show, MIC competing interests, aerospace industry, Big Tech, Silicon Valley, defense contracts, DoD, technology, Eric Schmidt, tech race with China, AI, venture capital, private equity, subscription models, vested special interest groups, DIB, Office of Strategic Capital, SVB bailout, national security ..read more
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Blake Lemoine interview, The Many Mysteries of Our AI Present, AoT#409
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by Aaron Franz
4M ago
Blake Lemoine burst onto the public scene a year and a half ago when he went public about his work on Google’s LaMDA system. In this interview, Blake talks about the current state of AI development, and our collective involvement in this massively important technological event.  Topics include: Google, LLMs, AGI, AI, engineering jargon, LaMDA, chatbot, Gemini, evolution of search engines, safety protocols, sentience and consciousness, Pope’s sermon on AI and peace, philosophy, Silicon Valley, transhumanism, Ben Goertzel, Ray Kurzweil, Effective Altruism, Accelerationism, Techno-Utopians ..read more
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