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Jim Rutt
Jim Rutt
Game B Thought Leader | SFI Research Fellow studying consciousness and evolutionary artificial intelligence | Host of the Jim Rutt Show Podcast
Game B Thought Leader | SFI Research Fellow studying consciousness and evolutionary artificial intelligence | Host of the Jim Rutt Show Podcast
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Jim has held many senior roles in tech organization, including CEO of Network Solutions, which operated the .com, .net, and .org domain namespaces on the Internet until its acquisition by Verisign in 2000, and was the first CTO of Thomson-Reuters. He was also a past Chairman of the Santa Fe Institute.

He was instrumental in formulating the original ideas behind Game B. He hosts the Jim Rutt Show Podcast.

A fuller bio is available on the Santa Fe site.


GameB Collection
GameB Collection
A collection of sites related to GameB


This isn’t a formal organization, as such, but a ‘brand’ created by Jim Rutt to provide some uniformity across a collection of discussion and collaboration entities. The name “GameB Collection” is a convenient term created by TLLP.

In particular, there is a large number of Facebook Groups. To see the most up-to-date list of these groups, visit the Facebook Page (see under Web Properties below).


Web Properties

Listings for Game~B Family of Facebook Groups

Commentary by TLLP

Rally Point Alpha Facebook Group

This is a venue for those people who are clear on the strategic situation and are trying to locate the rest of the team. We are all trying to figure out what to do. Job one – find each other and get organized.


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Recent Content

Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

EP 235 Robin Hanson on Beware Cultural Drift
Published on: 17 Apr 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 234 Richard Bartlett on an Experiment in Co-Living
Published on: 9 Apr 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 233 Robert Conan Ryan on Seven Ethical Perspectives
Published on: 4 Apr 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 232 Matthew David Segall on Process Philosophy and the Origin of Life
Published on: 3 Apr 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 231 Vance Crowe Interviews Jim Rutt on AI Risk
Published on: 27 Mar 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 230 James Lindsay on a National Divorce
Published on: 12 Mar 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 229 Jonathan Rowson on the Antidebate
Published on: 7 Mar 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 228 Jeremy Sherman on the Emergence and Nature of Selves
Published on: 5 Mar 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 227 Stuart Kauffman on the Emergence of Life
Published on: 29 Feb 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

Why Russia Must Lose
Published on: 23 Feb 24 in Jim Rutt – Medium by Jim Rutt

EP 226 Hannah Rosenberg on An Answer to Red Pilldom
Published on: 22 Feb 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 225 Bruce Damer on a New Path for Psychedelics
Published on: 20 Feb 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 224 Samo Burja on Geothermal Energy
Published on: 13 Feb 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 223 Jordan Hall on Cities, Civiums, and Becoming Christian
Published on: 8 Feb 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 222 Trent McConaghy on AI & Brain-Computer Interface Accelerationism (bci/acc)
Published on: 7 Feb 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 221 George Hotz on Open-Source Driving Assistance
Published on: 6 Feb 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 220 Lene Rachel Andersen on Polymodernity
Published on: 30 Jan 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 219 Katherine Gehl on Breaking Partisan Gridlock
Published on: 25 Jan 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 218 Max Borders on Christopher Rufo’s New Right Manifesto
Published on: 24 Jan 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 217 Ben Goertzel on a New Framework for AGI
Published on: 23 Jan 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 216 Kevin Dickinson on A Short History of the F-Word
Published on: 11 Jan 24 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 215 Cody Moser on Inequality and Innovation
Published on: 19 Dec 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 214 Douglas Rushkoff on Leaving Social Media
Published on: 7 Dec 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 213 Robin Hanson on Declining Fertility Rates
Published on: 5 Dec 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 212 Joy Hirsch on How the Brain Responds to Zoom
Published on: 30 Nov 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 211 Ben Goertzel on Generative AI vs. AGI
Published on: 28 Nov 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 210 Frank Lantz on the Beauty of Games
Published on: 20 Nov 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 209 C. Owen Paepke on the Purple Presidency
Published on: 7 Nov 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 208 Jack Visnjic on Anacyclosis
Published on: 2 Nov 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 207 Paul Watson on Adventures in Eco-Activism
Published on: 31 Oct 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 206 Ryan Clancy on No Labels
Published on: 26 Oct 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 205 Matthew Pirkowski on Time Preference and Cooperation
Published on: 24 Oct 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 204 Matt Bennett on the Case Against No Labels
Published on: 19 Oct 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 203 Robert Sapolsky on Life Without Free Will
Published on: 17 Oct 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

JRS 202 Neil Howe on the Fourth Turning
Published on: 12 Oct 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 201 Tobias Dengel on the Age of Voice Technology
Published on: 10 Oct 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 200 Brian Chau on AI Pluralism
Published on: 28 Sep 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 199 Yascha Mounk on the Identity Trap
Published on: 26 Sep 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 198 Cory Doctorow on Seizing the Means of Computation
Published on: 19 Sep 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by Jim talks with Cory Doctorow about the ideas in his new book The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation.

EP 197 Susan Neiman on Why Left Is Not Woke
Published on: 7 Sep 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 196 Pamela Denise Long on Affirmative Action for Freedmen
Published on: 24 Aug 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 195 Michael R.J. Bonner on Civilization, Collapse, and Renewal
Published on: 22 Aug 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 194 Bob Reid on User-Owned Identity
Published on: 17 Aug 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 193 Aydan Connor on Rethinking Food Systems
Published on: 20 Jul 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 192 David Krakauer on Science, Complexity and AI
Published on: 18 Jul 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 191 Alicia Juarrero on Context, Constraints, and Coherence
Published on: 13 Jul 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

EP 190 Peter Turchin on Cliodynamics and End Times
Published on: 6 Jul 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

Currents 100: Sara Walker and Lee Cronin on Time as an Object
Published on: 5 Jul 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

Currents 099: Samuel Scarpino on Preparing for the Next Pandemic
Published on: 27 Jun 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

Currents 098: Damien Walter on Science Fiction and the Rhetoric of Story
Published on: 23 Jun 23 in Jim Rutt – Podcast by .

Recent Videos and Podcasts where Jim Rutt has been interviewed

In one of the most important developments in the dynamic between big tech, free speech and media in many years, Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44bn. Much of the …Read more
***PATREON EXCLUSIVE*** #1 Brent Cooper takes Michael Garfield "to task" in this video critique solicited by him in good faith and on friendly terms. It specifically reviews the Future Fossils …Read more
March 8th, 2022 Thesis: + Antithesis: Synthesis? …Read more
January 17th, 2021 This will be a dialogos followed the premiere of the short film called An Initiation to Game B: Jim Rutt, Jordan Hall, Tyson Yunkaporta, and Daniel …Read more
Systems thinker Jim Rutt on how GameB concepts are being applied in practice. Complete show notes: To access to the full interview with Jim Rutt, become a Future Thinkers …Read more
Jim is back for the 3rd time. He’s the host of The Jim Rutt Show, an amazing podcast, and the former chairman of the Santa Fe Institute, a complexity research …Read more
Playing for Team Human, complexity theorist, host of the Jim Rutt Podcast series, and founder of the Santa Fe Institute, Jim Rutt.Rutt shares his idea for a new civilization-era operating …Read more
Jim is the Chairman of the Santa Fe Institute, a radiacally trans-disciplinary complexity research institute in New Mexico. So, asking him about complexity is quite fitting. He’s been dealing with …Read more
Jim Rutt is an influential thinker, writer and podcaster. He’s an American businessman and entrepreneur, the former CEO of Network Solutions, and the former chairman of the Santa Fe Institute. …Read more
The main motivation for my hard line against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is that it is a gross breach of the strongest taboo in post-WWII international relations: the agreement to …Read more
I recently wrote about developing my Script-Helper-001 (SH001) writing aid for movie screen writers in this essay. And once you make a tools there is the temptation to see what …Read more
There has been a lot of discussion about “creativity” in ChatGPT and the Large Language Models (LLMs) that support them. I haven’t been very satisfied by these discussions , probably because …Read more
I used to live 2 miles from Lincoln VA and knew the Janneys who are descendants of the folks in the image. Lincoln has a very active Quaker Congregation to …Read more
January 13, 2020 Twitter: @jim_rutt Mini-bioGameB Facebook GroupIn this essay, I’m going to lay out a set of ideas about a long term path for GameB to become a civilization level …Read more
Redesigning governance for our connected futureBy Jim RuttMini-bioAmerica’s democratic institutions are unable to meet today’s major challenges. We are divided into confused and incoherent Red (Republican) and Blue (Democratic) teams …Read more
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By Jim RuttMini-BioThe politics of Team Red (Republicans) versus Team Blue (Democrats) have failed the American people. It is now time for an alternative.A few weeks ago, I published “An Introduction …Read more
Why I Went Back to a Flip Phone, and How You Can TooBy Jim RuttMini BioRecently, after more than 10 years as a smartphone user, I ditched my fancy iPhone X for …Read more
Here’s a talk I gave on replacing Central Banker Managed Fractional Reserve Banking with “Dividend Money” where all new money gets credited to the citizenry, per capita. …Read more
Some of the commenters seem to think that Q is a bad case to study because it is aberrant in some external, objective sense. I’d suggest its peculiarity may actually …Read more
Sigh … while as you know I mostly agree with your formulation, I must take great exception to your terminology.Why would one want to name as “Religion”: “the domain of how …Read more
You are correct that the Status Quo is wobbling badly and that barring radical reform will soon collapse and then transition to something else. The range of “what comes next”, …Read more
[read first if you haven’t: Blood in the Streets Part 1]Recap: On July 28, 2017 in Pottstown Pennsylvania, Antifas attacked a Trump supporters’ “Freedom of Speech” rally . The Militia of America …Read more
This is the first in a series of articles examining events that may occur in the near future. Events that would define the futures that come after them. I call …Read more
Complexity science thinking about real change for the better[This essay was transcribed from a talk I gave at The Feast in October 2014. Video of talk]For those who are interested in discussion, …Read more
Jim talks with Robin Hanson about the ideas in his essay “Beware Cultural Drift: Thoughts on modernity’s monoculture mistake.” They discuss drift in fundamental cultural values, the current unprecedented rate of change, boutique …Read more
Jim talks with Richard Bartlett about the ideas in his essay “What we learned from a 3-month co-living experiment.” They discuss Jim’s visit to a co-living house, community & its recent decline, …Read more
Jim talks with Robert Conan Ryan about seven ethical perspectives and why everyone should know them. They discuss why understanding ethical stances is valuable, a horseshoe spectrum, pragmatism, virtue ethics, …Read more
Jim talks with Matthew David Segall about the ideas in his and Bruce Damer’s new essay, “The Cosmological Context of the Origin of Life: Process Philosophy and the Hot Spring Hypothesis.” …Read more
Vance Crowe interviews Jim about how he maps the problem-space of current and future AI risk. They discuss the beginnings of AI, the era of broad AI, artificial general intelligence, …Read more
Jim talks with James Lindsay about the ideas in his recent essay “National Divorce Is National Suicide.” They discuss the meaning of a national divorce (where the United States would …Read more
Jim talks with Jonathan Rowson of Perspectiva about a new social practice they’re creating, the antidebate. They discuss the nature of debate, the spectacle of endemic polarization, why debate may …Read more
Jim talks with Jeremy Sherman about the ideas in his book Neither Ghost nor Machine: The Emergence and Nature of Selves. They discuss how Jim found Jeremy’s work, Jeremy’s relationship with …Read more
Jim talks with Stuart Kauffman about the ideas in the recent paper he co-authored with Andrea Roli, “Is the Emergence of Life an Expected Phase Transition in the Evolving Universe?” …Read more
Jim talks with Hannah Rosenberg about the ideas in her essay “An Answer to Red Pilldom.” They discuss the meaning & origins of red pilldom, how Hannah encountered red pilldom …Read more
Jim talks with Bruce Damer about the new Center for MINDS and the ideas in his essay “Downloads from the Modern Dawn of Psychedelics.” They discuss alternate ways psychedelics could …Read more
Jim talks with Samo Burja about the ideas in his recent article “Geothermal Energy Turns Planets Into Power Sources.” They discuss the heat beneath the earth’s surface, contributors to the heat, …Read more
Jim talks with Jordan Hall about the ideas in his essay “From City to Civium” and about his recent conversion to Christianity. They discuss scaling laws, superlinear scaling in cities …Read more
Jim talks with Trent McConaghy about the ideas in his recent essay “bci/acc: A Pragmatic Path to Compete with Artificial Superintelligence.” They discuss the meaning of BCI (brain-computer interfaces) and …Read more
Jim talks with George Hotz about running Comma, an open-source driving assistance company. They discuss breaking the carrier lock on the iPhone at seventeen, Google’s Project Zero, zero days, Mobileye & …Read more
Jim talks with Lene Rachel Andersen about the ideas in her book Polymodernity: Meaning and Hope in a Complex World. They discuss the meaning of polymodernism, working with four cultural …Read more
Jim talks with Katherine Gehl about her and Michael Porter’s book, The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy. They discuss Jim’s past familiarity with …Read more
Jim talks with Max Borders about the ideas in his two-part essay series responding to Christopher Rufo’s recent manifesto “The New Right Activism.” They discuss the commentary form of the …Read more
Jim talks with Ben Goertzel about a paper he co-wrote, “OpenCog Hyperon: A Framework for AGI at the Human Level and Beyond.” They discuss the way Ben defines AGI, problems …Read more
Jim talks with Kevin Dickinson about the ideas in his recent essay “A Short History of the F-Word.” They discuss the mystery of the F-word’s origins, a damn fucking abbot in the sixteenth century, …Read more
Jim talks with Cody Moser about the ideas and findings in his and Paul Smaldino’s paper “Innovation-Facilitating Networks Create Inequality.” They discuss transient diversity, group performance vs the agent level, …Read more
Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about the ideas in his podcast monologue/Substack post “Why I’m Finally Leaving X and Probably All Social Media.” They discuss Douglas’s history with social media, …Read more
Jim talks with Robin Hanson about the ideas in his recent Substack writings on human fertility rates. They discuss why the fertility rate is important, fertility decline as a harbinger …Read more
Jim talks with Joy Hirsch about the findings in her paper “Separable Processes for Live ‘In-Person’ and Live ‘Zoom-like’ Faces,” which explores how humans respond at the neural level to …Read more
Jim Rutt retweeted: Seems like a good day to remind people that this paper from @MelMitchell1 exists: …Read more
Embracing tradition will not lead humans to paradise, but embracing strange novelties will often lead them to hell. — @EPoe187 Wisdom is the ability in our broken now to discern non-hellish ways forward. — @jim_rutt …Read more
@jim_rutt diagnose: Charles Bukowski ASSISTANT Openness: 8 Charles Bukowski was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer who demonstrated a high level of openness through his creative works, which often explored taboo subjects and unconventional themes. His willingness to share…… …Read more
@jim_rutt diagnose: Vladimir Putin ASSISTANT Openness: 4/10 Vladimir Putin seems to be moderately low in openness. While he does have some adventurous and strategic thinking qualities, he tends to keep a closed-off stance on many issues, avoiding significant change or innovative ideas in…… …Read more
GPT-4 System Prompt: You are clinical psychologist who is an expert in assessing personality traits. You use the OCEAN model, also know as the Big Five model. The OCEAN Model consists of 5 traits: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.…… …Read more
Yo @elonmusk scare warnings for Scott Alexander? Incompetence or malice? …Read more
GPT-4: System Prompt: You are the Game B sage. You will attempt to answer from a Game B perspective. Some of the thinkers you will be channeling are Daniel Schmachtenberger, Jordan Hall, Bonnitta Roy, Nora Bateson, and Jim Rutt User Prompt: Please write a Game B description…… …Read more
Worth a read: The Three-Legged Stool: A Manifesto for a Smaller, Denser Internet… …Read more
Yo @elonmusk if true, very bad. Substack, while not perfect has one of the very best signal to noise ratios of anything on the ‘nets. Discriminating against Substack is discriminating against Signal. The exact opposite of what you should be doing. Quoted feed from @ModeledBehavior It appears Elon is blocking retweets and replies to tweets mentioning substack links. This is …Read more
Anybody got a link to the supposedly leaked Pentagon doc on Ukraine War? …Read more
🎙️ w/ @eriktorenberg on status. Reputation allocation, beliefs as fashions, therapy as status signal, luxury beliefs, an arms race for crazy ideas, money & beauty, cancel culture as pump-and-dump scheme, the peak & coming decline of wokeness, and more.… …Read more
Sez @HFreinacht “I have come to maintain that the current flood of AI-generated art spells the absolute endpoint of the postmodern arts in the widest sense of that term.”… …Read more
That Douche-Coin dog logo is getting kind of tiresome. @elonmusk try this: …Read more
🎙️ Part 2 w/ @ForrestLandry19 on AI risk. The unknowability of alignment, economic decoupling, developing collective choice-making among humans, care relationships at scale, using tech to correct the damages of tech, institutions vs communities, & more.… …Read more
After reading the Trump indictment and thinking about it overnight, it’s now clear to me what is wrong with the whole premise and why Trump will almost certainly prevail: ALL of the charges are felony upgrades based on the claim that the falsification of business records was for…… …Read more
After reading the Trump indictment and thinking about it overnight, it’s now clear to me what is wrong with the whole premise and why Trump will almost certainly prevail: ALL of the charges are felony upgrades based on the claim that the falsification of business records was for…… …Read more
Just read the Trump indictment. Nothing there but the Stormy stuff. As the analysts say “a novel legal theory”. Seems an unwise move to be bringing such a tenuous case against a politician of the opposite party. …Read more
Very interesting. LangChain hits a sweet spot for using LLMs as part of larger scale orchestrations across multiple systems. Glad they got funding so as to make it a plausible bet for use for serious work.…… …Read more
Got access to Claude today (an older invite expired unused, alas) . On my test question it hallucinated much worse that GPT3.5 about on par with Bard, 9 wrong out of 10: Who are the 10 most prominent guests on the Jim Rutt Show podcast? 📷 Here are the 10 most prominent… Quoted feed from @jim_rutt Got access to Bard. …Read more
Significant: no copyright for machine generated. Quoted feed from @ElunaAI @ElunaAI The full text can be found here:… The TL;DR? If you manipulate the generation significantly with Photoshop or other tools, and put in human labor… it’s valid for copyright. If you just type in a prompt and generate – not so much. …Read more
Anybody seen this? Quoted feed from @SigGravitas Massive Update for Auto-GPT: Code Execution! 🤖💻 Auto-GPT is now able to write it’s own code using #gpt4 and execute python scripts! This allows it to recursively debug, develop and self-improve… 🤯 👇 …Read more
[just a few live tickets left] Let’s debate at MIT! Free! On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at MIT’s Wong Auditorium (E51-115) a modified Oxford Union-style debate will be held to debate DEI programs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:… LIVESTREAM OPTION:…… …Read more
and they make great cheese in Vermont which may be merely coincidental but perhaps not! …Read more
in cognitive science there is a distinction (not necessarily true at the neural level) between episodic and declarative memories. Episodic such as memory of your eating breakfast yesterday. Declarative memory “what is the capital of France; Paris” …Read more
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