Joe Rogan Speaking with Dave Foley about Singularity

Joe: The idea is really fascinating to me.  Are you familiar with [Raymond] Ray Kurzweil? Do you know who that guy is? - 'The singularity is near'.  He is the number one proponent of the idea of the intelligent computer eventually taking over.  And that's what he deems 'the singularity' to be, and what he thinks is that, what immortality is going to be is that you're going to be able to download your consciousness into some sort of a computer.  And, you know, it sounds completely ridiculous until you start thinking about; what the fuck is consciousness? - and what if they can re-create it?  What if you can re-create and create an artificial version of consciousness? - down to the point of it being non-local.  Down to the point of this computer that you've created being an antenna to tune in this new sort of consciousness.  

Dave Foley: Yea.  I remember once that they were talking about, that if computers continue to advance at the rate they're doing...I don't remember if it was Kurzweil...the idea that, eventually there will be a computer powerful enough to have stored in its memory banks, ever single event that has occurred since the big bang.  Which means like, every event in every human beings life.  Every interaction of matter throughout the universe, could be stored on a single computer. 

Joe: and can be extrapolated based on the current events. 

Dave Foley: Yea.  And he said that the program itself, would not be able to distinguish itself from the original.  So each of us would be programed into this computers' memory bank.  And the program of us, would not be able to distinguish itself from the original.  Which means that right now, we might already be that program, a billion years in the future.  

Joe: So we may very well be some sort of a parallel reality...?

Dave Foley: Well, we may have lived our actual carbon-based life a billion years ago, and right now we might just be the computer program being run a billion years later. 

Redban: So trippy

Joe:  Woah, what a mind-fuck.  

Episode #82 of The JRE podcast @ -14:19

Joe Rogan Speaking with Bert Kreischer about Politicians and their donors

Joe: Well, I feel like anybody ten years younger than me and ten years older than me, in that group, I can relate to you.  I know ten years ago. I remember that very well, and I can imagine ten years from now so I can relate to that.  But as I get to an older age, like where I'm at right now, I look at it and I can't relate to any of these fucks.  These aren't really me.  They don't represent me.  These are crazy people they're a spokesperson for Corporations.  I don't know who fuckin' said this but it's a brilliant line...some Comic said this... 'Politicians should be forced to wear jackets like Nascar drivers so you could see their Sponsors.'  

Bert: Ohh, that's fuckin' brilliant. 

Joe:  It's fuckin' brilliant.  I don't know who it was.  Whoever it was that said that; bravo sir, or ma'am.

Episode #145 of The JRE podcast @ -7:44

Joe Rogan Speaking with Marc Maron about the reality of going through the bad in order to get to the good

Joe: That's in the Bible man.

Marc: That story?  That music story? (laughs)

Joe: As iron sharpens iron, people sharpen people.

Marc: Yea?

Joe: Yea.  That's what it is man.  You need to feel that.  You need to feel loss in order to realize what you did wrong.

Marc: But you can't live in it.

Joe: Yea, you can't live in it but it motivates you to move forward.  And it motivates you...that terrible feeling shouldn't be ignored, it should be figured out.  It's like you gotta figure out; what is causing this fucking thing?

Marc: But you can lock into that feeling for many years before you [realize] ...

Joe: Oh, for sure. 

Episode #374 of The JRE podcast @ -1:46:26

Joe Rogan speaking with Everlast about powerful, positive vibes

Joe: I firmly believe, I really do believe this, that you can control the vibe of that.  And you know, right now the vibe of it that we're putting out - is like, we're not perfect we make mistakes, everybody makes mistakes.  But the ethic behind it all is be a good person.  Be a cool person.  Be  fun to hang out with.  Be nice to people.  You can push out that positive energy and it's not fruity and it's not weak, it's Love.  You have to be strong to really put out Love. And you can really put that out.  And you can put that out to half a million people or a million people and they realize that.  And they become accustomed to this wave.  And that's the shit that can change the world.  The shit that can change the world is people just accepting a different operating system, accepting a different wavelength, and you put that shit out there.  You put that shit out there on Twitter with @OGEverlast and @Redban.

Everlast: Dude, did you think of that in the floatation chamber?  

Joe: I thought of that right now. 

Everlast: That was beautiful man.  That was beautiful. 

Joe: Thank you.  It's just in the moment. I'm in the moment baby.  I'm inspired by Everlast. 

Everlast:  It was beautiful.  There was beauty in that!

Episode #171 of The JRE podcast @ -6:01

Joe Rogan speaking with Bryan Callen about defining who you are as a person and achieving happiness

Bryan: The greatest line from Michelangelo, to define what you are as a person and Art, was when he looked at the fucking uh, at this huge piece of marble and he's about to carve the Statue of David and his girlfriend at the time, his one love said to him: 'what uh, how are you gonna do this?' 
and he said: 'it's already in there, I just have to get all the stuff out of the way'.  And it's a great metaphor for Art or a human being, like you start a piece a shit and if you can delete enough stuff you can, you know, just through hard work and carving and stuff you can become a better person.

Joe: It's so important that people do things.  And that you do things that other people enjoy.

Bryan: Action.  Correct - action is huge.

Joe: Yea.  Whatever it is.  Wether you're a Datsun repair man and you're like; 'oh Frank, you're the fuckin best'.

Bryan: And by the way, failure is more important than success, to become a better person. - You have to.  Look at fighters...

Joe: Yea.  Yes, Yea.  But what i'm saying is, like, doing something that people enjoy really is like the fucking key to happiness in life.  It's like doing something that makes other people happy in some way - It really is the key to happiness in life.  And it's one that so few people ever figure out, and that's one of the reasons people are so fucked up is cause so many people have this selfish, it's all about me attitude and you don't understand that you will never be happy.  Not only that, you wont be prosperous either.  You wont be, because you are a part of a gigantic system and you are in a symbiotic relationship with every human being that you come in contact with, so when you fuck them over you fuck up your whole system.  You spread out negative energy, you put out bad ripples and it comes back.  It's impossible not to.

Episode #172 of The JRE podcast @ -52:00

Joe Rogan speaking with Stefan Molyneux about the deliberate uses of language

Stefan:  If we could just fix language, I think we'd fix so much in the world.  There's an old Confucius saying, it says; the beginning of Wisdom is to call things by their proper names.  I hate the word spank.  Just say hit.  You know, just say hit.  A mild spanking, c'mon.  Don't call it War, call it Murder.  That's what it is.  

Joe Rogan: A mild spanking (tone of disgust).

Stefan: Yea, don't call it arrest, call it kidnapping.  Don't call it Taxation, call it theft.  I mean, just use the proper use for things and we'd solve so many problems.  Euphemisms are, you know, they just plaque the arteries of the Brain, they confuse so many people.  You hit your child, it's not a spanking.  They say 'it's mild, it's just a little swat on the butt'.  No, no, no, no if you're spanking its to deter behavior.  It's to change behavior.  Which means the child has to hate and fear it.  And I wish people would be honest about it, but they can't even be honest with themselves and then they get mad at the kids for lying.

Joe: I agree, the categorization and this thing that we do where we make one thing better than another thing even though it's exactly the same.  Like spanking is better than beating, you know, but they're the same God damn thing... 

Episode #396 of The JRE podcast @ -1:09:11

Joe Rogan Speaking with Stefan Molyneux about the ignorance within Human nature

Stefan: Once you get exposed to a vast amount of contradictory information, you realize just, like we're all kind of stupid.  And that's why we should be humble and not order each other around at the point of a gun, which we're so addicted to doing these days.

Joe: Terence McKenna had a great quote about the Bonfire of enlightenment; "As the Bonfire of enlightenment grows brighter, the surface area of ignorance becomes more illuminated". - And you just realize the more you learn, the more there is to learn and it becomes impossible.   

Episode #396 of The JRE podcast @ -2:37:37

Joe Rogan speaking with Jason Silva about technological evolution

Jason: In fact, I just saw him [Freeman Dyson] speak at DLD in Munich and he said that soon, we'll have the entire biosphere in the palm of our hands.  So imagine what that means.  We might be like evolutions of secret weapons...

Joe: It's inevitable right?

Jason: Oh, absolutely. 

Joe: It's inevitable.  If you look at the progress thats been made, it's not gonna stop.

Jason: "What is great in Man is that he is a Bridge and not an end", said Nietzsche.

Joe: Pheww.  It's so amazing to be here right now while it's all going down.  This is like the bottom of the funnel.  You know?  Shits happening so fucking ridiculously fast.

Jason: Well you know what it is?  It's the first time in history that we don't need time-lapse photography to be able to witness it.  You know?  It's like, you don't see a Plant growing but with time-lapse you can actually see that the Plant is alive and that it's growing - That if you can see  
Human progress over just the last hundred years through time-lapse, you would litterally see that   
it's like our thoughts spill[ed] over into the World.  I mean, that's what Human imagination is, right?  Our ability to conjure up future possibilities, pick the most delightful one, pull the present forward to meet it.  I mean, the Airplane, the Jet Liner, the Internet, it all started in somebody's mind or in a group of minds, and then it kind of spilled over.  Like, we literally live in condensations of our imagination, Terence McKenna used to say that. - Which sounds Psychedelic except it's literally true. 

Episode #183 of The JRE podcast @ -2:25:15

Joe Rogan speaking with Jason Silva about technology

Jason: It's actually coming a lot faster than people think.  It has to do with one of the basic tenets of his [Ray Kurzweil] ideas is the exponential growth curves of technology and what he calls the law of accelerating returns.  I mean the fact that the cell phone in your pocket today is a million time cheaper, a million times smaller and a thousand times more powerful than a sixty-million dollar super computer was in the 1960's.  Forty years ago.

Joe: That is such an insane statement.  

Jason: It's a billion fold increase.  Billion fold increase in price and performance, that's not stopping.  

Joe: That's so crazy.

Jason: So in the next 25 years, blood cell sized devices, trillions of times more powerful than that interfacing with your biological neurons in real time.  And that's not even getting into the spill-over into Biology, which is now becoming an information technology.  Freeman Dyson who's a top, like one of the top Physicist in the world, says in the near future new generation of Artists will be writing Genomes with the fluency that Blake and Byron and Shakespeare wrote verses.  So it's this idea that the canvas of life itself is the new instrument for esthetic design.  
Joe: God...Damn son!  You're blowing my mind here. 

Jason: Playing Jazz.  Playing Jazz with Biology.  Like, imagine how impoverished the world would've been if we hadn't invented the technology of oil painting in time for Van Gogh or the technology of the instrument in time for Beethoven and Mozart to unfurl through it.  So imagine now, [with] the canvas of life itself, what might we create with it? I mean, we used the alphabet to engender alphabetic rapture with Shakespeare...what are we going to make with life?  That's, that's where we're heading.

Joe: And if you go to JoeRogan.net and click on the link for Onnit.com [hahahaha] and enter in the code name; Rogan, you will get 10% off all of our Nootropic products.  

Episode #183 of The JRE podcast @ - 2:30:13

Joe Rogan Speaking with David Choe about working

Joe: We had a cool conversation about work.  Like last time I was at your place.  You go through like, these like, spurts sometimes where you just decide to just attack and just start workin.

David:  But yea I do that, but also the same way like, you know, when people are like; 'I'm an artist' - I'm like; 'this is what I do'.  Like, even though I haven't painted like for four years, I do something creative every day.  And if I had to paint for a career, like [for a] living, then I don't do the gay like; 'oh I only paint when i'm emotionally like moved to do it or when I feel like it.  Like, wether I feel like shit, like it's a real job, I show up every day, every day, repetition.  Paint a horse?  Paint it a thousand times, it'll get better.  

Joe: I love it. 

David:  It's like, it's a real job.  I paint wether my girlfriend dumped me or wether she's sucking my dick or whatever.  Every fucking day, you paint, no matter what.  No excuse. 

Joe: That's a beautiful statement right there. 

Episode #392 of The JRE podcast @ - 5:20

Joe Rogan speaking with Joey Diaz, Eddie Bravo and Denny Prokopos about thinking, talking and acting

Joe: If you're a selfish person, you really want to succeed.  You really want good things for you, you want to do it selfishly? - Be nice to everybody.  That's the best way to get ahead.  The best way to get ahead is just; Be nice to everybody.  Tip people whenever you can.  Tip more than you're supposed to tip.  Give people hugs when you can.  Be nice to people all the time.  When you put out that good energy, you get good energy back.  You can like, almost think of it like people [that are like]: 'I'm looking out for number one'. - You really want to look out for number one? Look out for everybody else.  Look out for everybody else and that's how you really look out for number one.  I've had the most benefit in my life by being nice to people.  The most benefit in my life by being generous and being friendly and being warm.  And every time i've not been that, its always fucked me.  And when I run into someone, especially now at this stage of my life when I have my own personal revelations and my own successes and failures and i've kind of assessed what helps me and doesn't help me.  When I run into someone thats life is a mess, when I run into someone whose got lots of troubles - godammit if it's not a big chunk of what the fuck got them there is the way they think about things.  The way they behave about things.  The way they'll take a cigarette and fuckin throw it in the street.  You don't realize while your life is kinda shit while you're littering everywhere.  Like, that's not, you're not putting out good energy while you're throwing your fuckin McDonalds bag out of the window cause no ones looking.  You're being a cunt.  You're fucking up man.  You're ruining space.  You're sending out bad things.  When you fuck someone over in a business deal, you're like; 'well I profited.  Hey, it's a doggy-dog world'. - Bullshit.  You just put out some negative shit and it's gonna come back at you man.  That guy hates you.  Those people you fucked over in that bad development deal or whatever the hell you did wrong - those people don't like you now.  They hate you.  And that's going to come your way.  
Do nice things and nice things come from it man. 

Denny Prokopos: Think talk and act. 

Joe: Always.  Alwayyys.  Think talk and act man. 

Episode #180 of The JRE podcast @ - 10:57

Joe Rogan speaking with Duane "Bang" Ludwig and T.J. Dillashaw about fate

Duane: Things work out, happen for a reason or whatever.  I'm learning to believe and understand that [for] my own path [and] my own career.  Although, you know, there are some things that, you know, whatever you believe and, you know, conceive you can achieve kind of thing, so - Not kind of thing, that's 100-fuckin-percent true I feel, so... 

Joe: Well, it certainly is with you.  Um, it certainly is with me.  I always wonder what the fuck is really going on with that.  Wether or not you just got lucky and you're just looking back on being lucky going; 'well, ya know, it's just uh, the world works out for itself'. - Does it really work out for itself?  Or is it just you capitalize on whatever the fuck - you balance yourself out and you get through it no matter what?  It's not that everything happens for a reason, it's just that if you have 
the correct attitude, and you don't get hung up on things, you can succeed.  You just keep pushing forward.  You find your opportunities eventually and you jump through them.  I mean, who's to say that opportunities couldn't have come up that were even better a year ago or ten years ago or five years ago?  They could've.  It's a matter of when they do, or when you create them ... capitalizing on em.

Episode #385 of The JRE podcast @ -2:16:02

Joe Rogan speaking with Bryan Callen about defining who you are as a person and achieving happiness

Bryan: The greatest line from Michelangelo, to define what you are as a person and Art, was when he looked at the fucking uh, at this huge piece of marble and he's about to carve the Statue of David and his girlfriend at the time, his one love said to him: 'what uh, how are you gonna do this?' 
and he said: 'it's already in there, I just have to get all the stuff out of the way'.  And it's a great metaphor for Art or a human being, like you start a piece a shit and if you can delete enough stuff you can, you know, just through hard work and carving and stuff you can become a better person.

Joe: It's so important that people do things.  And that you do things that other people enjoy.

Bryan: Action.  Correct - action is huge.

Joe: Yea.  Whatever it is.  Wether you're a Datsun repair man and you're like; 'oh Frank, you're the fuckin best'.

Bryan: And by the way, failure is more important than success, to become a better person. - You have to.  Look at fighters...

Joe: Yea.  Yes, Yea.  But what i'm saying is, like, doing something that people enjoy really is like the fucking key to happiness in life.  It's like doing something that makes other people happy in some way - It really is the key to happiness in life.  And it's one that so few people ever figure out, and that's one of the reasons people are so fucked up is cause so many people have this selfish, it's all about me attitude and you don't understand that you will never be happy.  Not only that, you wont be prosperous either.  You wont be, because you are a part of a gigantic system and you are in a symbiotic relationship with every human being that you come in contact with, so when you fuck them over you fuck up your whole system.  You spread out negative energy, you put out bad ripples and it comes back.  It's impossible not to.

Episode #172 of The JRE podcast @ -52:00