“Somewhere beneath the surface, beneath just the using body, there was the real me---a hurt, scared individual, wishing for freedom. The pain I was in was so deep, one 12-step meeting wasn't going to fix me. The levels my addiction took me to were in the darkest places, and it is in those times I remember thinking, “I'm either going to die, or change.” These Wellgorithms gave me the tools I needed to change.”
It’s no secret — the engine of our economy is addiction. The moment you come out of rehab, prison or the emergency room, you face a thousand temptations. And now artificial intelligence is able to target and exploit your weaknesses and vulnerabilities with astonishing precision.
Even if you never go to rehab, and you’re just relying on a self-help group, an accountability partner, or your own willpower, every day can be a David vs. Goliath battle.
We have a different view of the role of Big Tech and social media. We believe it can transform into an engine of sobriety and wellbeing. During the many hours when you’re not in therapy or detox, Wellgorithms can help you manage the emotional, psychological and spiritual co-factors that make addiction so insidious.
Artificial Intelligence is bringing to light emotional forces and psychological phenomena which, until now, have been below the threshold of awareness. We are learning to see the universe, and ourselves, through a non-sentient pair of eyes — and it’s nothing like anything we've ever imagined.
It's by far the most extraordinary leap of our species … because for the first time, an entity of consciousness other than ourselves is reflecting back on us. Until now, our wisdom traditions have taught us to cultivate self-awareness. But a new kind of awareness is emerging —
Self | Machine Awareness.
The first Axial Age was one of self-reflection; the second, of machines reflecting our self-reflections. Wellgorithms blend AI with human curation and serve as an interface to these multiple dimensions.
A sherpa is a guide in the mountains, helping you navigate cold, rough, dangerous terrain. Now we’re witnessing the emergence of a new kind of sherpa — innerSherpa.
You might not be a great poet, or philosopher, or musician, or film maker. But you might have a talent for moving souls — for creating Wellgorithms that guide others through the darkness and nourish their better angels.
This is one of the most significant trends of the 2020s — the emergence of platforms in which we can share our BEPs — Best Emotional Practices.
Below is an exact quote from a Wikipedia article. We’re not bullshitting:
“On Bullshit is a 1986 essay by Princeton philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt which presents a theory of bullshit that defines the concept and analyzes the applications of bullshit in the context of communication. Frankfurt determines that bullshit is speech intended to persuade without regard for truth. The liar cares about the truth and attempts to hide it; the bullshitter doesn't care if what they say is true or false, but rather only cares whether their listener is persuaded. Frankfurt's philosophical analysis of bullshit has been analysed, criticized and adopted by academics since its publication.
“The book appeared for 27 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, and was discussed on the television show The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.”
“Frankfurt is a professional philosopher, trained in analytical philosophy. When asked why he decided to focus on bullshit, he explained: “Respect for the truth and a concern for the truth are among the foundations for civilization. I was for a long time disturbed by the lack of respect for the truth that I observed… bullshit is one of the deformities of these values.”
Welcome to our collection of deformities!