It is seldom that I come across a book that is packed full of insight, wisdom and real world applications. I had the honor of conducting an interview with Rebecca Costa the author of ” The Watchman’s Rattle-Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction“, about her new groundbreaking book.
Rebecca states that many of our current world problems are due to the accelerating complexity which outpaces the rate at which the human brain can function and develop new capabilities. If you feel that our world is moving at breakneck speed and you are not able to keep up with the pace, you are not alone. In the “Watchman’s Rattle” Rebecca cites civilizations such as and Mayan, Khmer and Roman empires which fell and became extinct due to trying to find quick fixes to their problems. Drought, food shortages, war, population growth as all factors that we face today, and will require that we think our way out of extinction. Biological capabilities–the genetic features of each human organism–represent the only common denominator in every civilization and therefore, must necessarily play a role in every civilization’s outcome. Evolution can not be left out of the conversation, ” The Watchman’s Rattle” the the book that allows for us to have this dialogue and understand our challenges, and hopefully come to a way out of extinction.
Rebecca cites what she refers to as supermemes which are beliefs that have transferred from generation to generation and are at the foundation of the challenges we are facing as a civilization today. Everything from irrational opposition to extreme economics, Rebecca and I discuss these supermemes in our interview together.
If you are interested in learning more about Rebecca Costa and her fascinating viewpoint on our current state of the world, then I recommend you click here to be directed to her website.
She is also the host of “The Costa Report” which is a online radio show that she does weekly, you can click here to be directed to the show.