Listen now (50 min) | I talked yesterday with Balaji Srinivasan. This is a rather focused conversation. The theme is history: what can we know about the history of the present moment, what is the final significance of our moment in history. We discuss two events I think we both agree have a claim to being considered the defining historical events of our lifetimes: Covid and crypto. Balaji tries to help us understand how they will look like in the fullness of time. Another way to put it: how will Covid and crypto be written about by historians decades into the future.
Jason runs the blog RootsofProgress.org and is one of the leading luminaries in the emerging discipline of progress studies. Jason’s work at Roots of Progress centers around investigating the crucial technological innovations that have allowed us to come out of the depravity that characterized most of human existence up until very recently. We cover Jason’s views on why the study of human progress is a moral imperative, the prospects of long-term technological and economic stagnation, relatedly, whether all the long-hanging fruit in that regard has been picked, the stalling of important industries from pesticides, to nuclear power, and the relationship between the notion of progress, free will, and agency.
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Elite institutions — from government to academia to media — are losing their authority and monopoly all over the world. Why?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Stone Age human habitats now covered by the North Sea.
Aaron Schatz is the founder and editor-in-chief of Football Outsiders. We
talk about: - Why the Chiefs are a 57% Super Bowl favorite, per DVOA - How
the Chiefs & 49ers match up on both sides of the ball - Origins of Football
Outsiders and DVOA - Where football analytics is going - How much easier
getting into football analytics is now - Appearing on Late Night with Seth
The polymath economist defends capitalism, liberalism, dating apps, and immigration—and explains how China is making movies sexless.
Many skeptics thought the internet would never reach mass adoption, but today it’s shaping global culture, is integral to our lives — and it's just the beginning. In this conversation from our 2019 innovation summit, Kevin Kelly (Founding Executive Editor, WIRED magazine) and Marc Andreessen sit down to discuss the evolution of technology, key trends, and why they're the most optimistic people in the room.
Discussion on closing the digital divide [3:00] The many possibilities of voice technology as an interface [9:59] Moore’s Law vs. Eroom’s law [14:14] Looking at 5G Technology as the next global driver [20:38] New models for VC and company models [27:05] How long-term thinking can be applied in Silicon Valley [29:53] Measuring prosperity on a global scale [34:00] The potential impact of cyber technology on global conflict [38:45] A foundation for optimism [41:05]
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Phil Hagelberg (technomancy) joins Serge for a conversation about Clojure, a new lisp called Fennel, making video games, and making free hardware design keyboards.Links:Fennel Language WebsiteAtreus KeyboardPhil Hagelberg's WebsitePhil Talking about the creation of the Atreus KeyboardLeiningenEnergize! GameEXO_encounter 667 GameThe Lua LanguageOpen Source is Not About You, Rich Hickey's essay about community
Clojure discussion and some of that good, good live coding about
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According to Tyler Cowen, the answer to the question he poses is, “Yes, economic growth is a moral imperative." Join us as he explains why.
Economist and author Tyler Cowen is a professor at George Mason University and Director of its Mercatus Center. His book “The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick and Will (Eventually) Feel Better” was a New York Times best- seller. Host of the podcast Conversations with Tyler, Cowen was recently named in an Economist poll as one of the most influential economists of the last decade.
This talk is part of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society's Arrow Lecture Series on Ethics and Leadership.
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