James B. Keller is a microprocessor engineer best known for his work at AMD and Apple. He was the lead architect of the AMD K8 microarchitecture (including the original Athlon 64) and was involved in designing the Athlon (K7) and Apple A4/A5 processors. He was also the coauthor of the specifications for the x86-64 instruction set and HyperTransport interconnect. From 2012 to 2015, he returned to AMD to work on the AMD K12 and Zen microarchitectures.
Jonathan Pageau is a French Canadian icon carver, public speaker and YouTuber exploring the symbolic patterns that underlie our experience of the world, how these patterns emerge and come together, manifesting in religion, art and in popular culture. He's also the editor of the Orthodox Arts Journal and host of the Symbolic World blog and podcast.
Books Mentioned in this Podcast with Jordan Peterson, Jim Keller & Jonathan Pageau:
Exploring Ethics, Urbanism, and Transformation with Jonathan Pageau and Jim Keller
In a captivating discussion hosted by Lex Fridman, Jonathan Pageau and Jim Keller dive deep into the realms of ethics, urbanism, and the rapid pace of modern transformations. Both guests bring their unique perspectives, with Pageau offering insights on history and ethics, and Keller providing a lens into urbanism and technological change.
The Nature of History and Ethics
Pageau delves into the intricacies of history, emphasizing the importance of ethics and the continuous tug-of-war between freedom and tyranny. He underscores the idea that one cannot escape the consequences of their actions and that ethical considerations are deeply intertwined with historical narratives.
Urbanism and the Modern World
Keller reflects on the shifts in urban landscapes post World War II, highlighting the balance between individual homes and community needs. The conversation delves into the challenges and opportunities presented by urbanism, particularly in the context of rapid technological advancements and changing societal norms.
A Glimpse into the Future
As the discussion unfolds, both guests ponder the future, speculating on the nature of transformations in the coming years. With the pace of change accelerating, they consider the implications for future generations and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Throughout the conversation, Lex Fridman navigates a rich tapestry of ideas, facilitating a dialogue that spans history, ethics, urbanism, and the future. The exchange offers listeners a holistic understanding of the forces shaping our world and the philosophical underpinnings that guide these changes.