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Ep. 98: How humans came to see (and shape) the future. | Byron Reese

Whether it's pondering the mysteries of life while watching a sunrise or reasoning in great detail about how a new technology will change the world, there is something unique about the human capacity to imagine the future. Byron Reese has just written a book exploring where this capacity come from and what it means.

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Ep. 85: Is Monero better than Bitcoin? Nam Sardar thinks so.

Nam Sardar is the founder and CEO of Neel Capital. She became interested in cryptocurrency and DeFi in early 2020, and has since made it her mission to help others understand blockchain technology and its potential, hedge against inflation in a sustainable and emerging asset class, and generate & securely store wealth.

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Ep. 84: Russia, cybercrime, and the future of war, with Rik Ferguson.

Rik Ferguson is vice president of security research at Trend Micro and is actively engaged in studying online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security.

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Ep. 75: Michael Cushman on materials science, synthetic biology, and AI-powered education.

Michael Cushman is the former president of Engaging Change, head of strategy at the Garlic Media Group, and the managing director of the consulting arm of the Da Vinci Institute, as well as a noted expert on the future of education, the future of real estate, and myriad other topics.

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Ep. 65: Brad Templeton on the Metaverse, VR applications, and genetic privacy.

Brad Templeton is chairman Emeritus of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is one of the founding computing faculty of Singularity University, and thinks about autonomous vehicles, nanotechnology, privacy, and digital rights, among many other things.

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Ep. 49: Joel Chan on metascience, creativity, and tools for thought.

Joel is an Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (iSchool) and Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL). His research explores systems that support creative knowledge work, particularly ones that are open and sustainable.

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Ep. 47: Dr. Peter Langland-Hassan on imagination, philosophy, and technology.

Dr. Langland-Hassan is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati.

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Ep. 46: Shermon Cruz on gamification, engaged foresight, and the methodology of futurism.

Shermon Cruz is the Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) and the founder, executive director, and chief futurist of the Center for Engaged Foresight.

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Ep 45: Scott Young on ultralearning, brain-computer-interfaces, and AI in education.

Scott Young is a blogger, teacher, and the author of "Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career".

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