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17 July 2024

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Trump Picks J.D. Vance

What does JD Vance mean for the future of the GOP? Matt K. Lewis and Bill Scher discuss on this week's DMZ. Play entire video

The Biden Mess

Robert Wright and Vox senior correspondent Eric Levitz discuss Biden’s defiant refusal to step down, strategies to force him off the ticket, and the odds of electoral disaster.

Kamala or BUST?

Is Kamala Harris the obvious choice to replace Joe Biden? Or are there better options? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Biden’s Fragility, Trump’s Immunity

Robert Wright and Andrew Day discuss news items that would have appeared in the Earthling, the weekend edition of the Nonzero Newsletter (had there been one).

Biden’s Brain

Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss the presidential debate, what it revealed about the president’s cognitive state, and where the Democrats could—and should—go from here.

Presidential Debate Preview

Matt K. Lewis and Bill Scher discuss the first Biden-Trump debate of 2024.

Trump Hates Milwaukee

Can Biden win the debate just by stringing two sentences together? Matt K. Lewis and Bill Scher discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Confessions of a Black Conservative

Robert Wright and Glenn Loury discuss Glenn’s new memoir, Late Admissions.

AI, Techno-optimism, and Cosmic Purpose

Robert Wright and techno-visionary Kevin Kelly discuss our technological trajectory—and how to grapple with it. Plus: the AI boom vs AI doom, the noosphere, what the universe is for, and more.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Looking for the Assassin’s Creed

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss the Trump assassination attempt and the question of when political rhetoric is too extreme.

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Biden Presses On

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Robert Wright and Andrew Day discuss items from the Earthling, the weekend edition of the Nonzero Newsletter.

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Brave New AI World

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Robert Wright and Jeffrey Ladish, Executive Director of Palisade Research, discuss superintelligence, US-China rivalry, and the perils of AI acceleration.

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Reckoning with China

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Robert Wright and New York Times diplomatic correspondent Edward Wong discuss Chinese history, US-China relations, and Edward’s new book, At the Edge of Empire.

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The Alien Mind of AI

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Robert Wright and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker discuss what AI tells us about the human mind.