The Decentralists

Episode 5: Wade Davis, Rock & Roll Anthropologist

December 10, 2020 Mike Cholod, Henry Karpus & Chris Trottier
The Decentralists
Episode 5: Wade Davis, Rock & Roll Anthropologist
Show Notes

What’s happening to our civilization? Anthropologist Wade Davis asks this question often. Professor Davis is the B.C. Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk, at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia—as well as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society.

Named by National Geographic as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, Professor Davis has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” In an era of unprecedented technological advancement, we asked Professor Davis how social media is affecting society at large.

For the first time in history, most of humanity—informed by technology—has come together to fight a pandemic. Yet, America, long a bastion of superpower, finds itself laid low by COVID.

What role does social media play in the collapse of American society? 

How do we fix social media?

Will the chaos of the U.S. Presidential election, the division amongst citizens, and the disastrous response to COVID be the last dying gasps of “The American Empire”?

Can America be saved?

Join us as Wade Davis shares his insights!