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  1. Balaji Srinivasan: Bitcoin, China, the “Woke” Mob, and the Future of the Internet

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    Balaji Srinivasan is a bold and forward-thinking writer, investor, and entrepreneur, who was formerly the Chief Technology Officer of Coinbase and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Currently, he's launching innovative ventures, such as his 1729 Project, while also advocating for cryptocurrency and the larger decentralized finance movement.

    In this episode, Srinivasan explains how to understand the world by looking through the lenses of three competing factions: the Chinese Communist Party, the "woke" mob, and cryptocurrency maximalists. He also discusses topics ranging from decentralized social media and startup cities to network states and what makes him optimistic on aspects of American innovation.

    If you enjoyed this video, check out these other episodes:

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Rejecting Wokeness, Addressing China, and Defending the West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2CpZTlTL1A

    Dr. Rick Klausner: How the Biotech Revolution Is Changing the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kFxWiL1Q2A

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  2. Balaji Srinivasan: Technology Will Lead to a Borderless World

    The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says cryptocurrencies, virtual reality, and mobile devices are helping individuals escape failed institutions.

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    "Soon you'll be able to join a VR world, and earn virtual currency in virtual reality," says Silicon Valley entrepreneur Balaji Srinivasan. "Which means that, for a good chunk of people in the world, the majority of their waking hours are going to be spent in the Matrix."

    Srinivasan believes that new technologies—mobile devices, cloud computing, cryptocurrencies—are rapidly taking us into an era when geography, nationality, and other limitations on our labor and freedom fade away. He says that this evolution will empower individuals and erode the authoritarian capabilities of the state.

    Srinivasan is a modern-day polymath who venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has called the person with "the highest output…

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