Intellopy: A New Way of Thinking - Episode 56 with J.J. Kelly

December 6, 2021

In J.J. Kelly’s new book “Intellopy: Survival and Happiness in a Collapsing Society with Advancing Technology” we learn a lot about why our society is at the present stage it is. This book traces human thought and functioning from early times to now. You’ll want to grab on to some of these meaningful concepts.

Intellopy:  Survival and Happiness in a Collapsing Society With Advancing Technology

I.  Evolution

    A.  A function of reality

    B.  Originally was biological, but is now technological

    C.  Taking unintelligent matter to intelligent use

    D.  The degree to which the universe has awakened

II.  Two ways society responds

     A.  Those who trust emotions, not reality

     B.  Those who trust reality, reason

           1.  Ancient Greeks, lasted 200-300 years

           2.  Then Rome defeated Greece and mysticism ruled for 1700 years

     C.  Aquinas tried to reinstate enlightenment during renaissance

     D.  We are eroding away from reason since the declaration of independence

III. Learned outcomes from Intellopy

      A.  Become a new intellectual

           1.  Take big abstract ideas and connect to reality

      B.  Learn how the world works

           1.  Evolution

           2.  Plastic brain

           3.  Conceptual thinking

           4.  Technology cycle

           5.  Ivory tower

           6.  Happiness skills  

      C.  Anticipate the future

IV.   Technologies moving us forward

      A.  Transcendent

      B.  Genetics

      C.  Nanotechnical

      D.  Block chain

      E.  5 G network

      F.  Artificial intelligence

      G.  Augmented intelligence

      H.  Quantum computing

      I.  Fusion energy

V.  Achieve your heroic vision

      A.  We are on the threshold of radically extended lifespans

      B.  Getting from your present position to your vision

VI.  How to prevent society's collapse

      A.  Cause is the abandonment of reason and reality

      B.  Technology can accelerate the collapse but can also be the prevention

VII.  How to influence or critique technology

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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