Category: Future of Trends

Ep. 155: The history of invention | Anton Howes

Dr. Anton Howes is a historian of invention. He is currently writing a book on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution, and regularly shares his research on the history of invention at his online newsletter, "Age of Invention".

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Ep. 154: How the government works (and why you should care). | Daniel Golliher

Daniel Golliher founded a civics school called Maximum New York, with the goal of bringing kind, smart, ambitious people into city and state politics, providing them with an atypical level of knowledge about how government works, and keeping them networked together.

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Ep. 150: Conservative futurism--oxymoron, or the way forward? | Jim Pethokoukis

James Pethokoukis is a senior fellow and the DeWitt Wallace Chair at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he analyzes US economic policy and hosts AEI’s Political Economy podcast. Mr. Pethokoukis is a 2002 “Jeopardy!” champion and author of The Conservative Futurist: How to Create the Sci-Fi World We Were Promised (Center Street, 2023).

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Ep. 149: Blockchain forensics and the war in Ukraine | Nicholas Smart

Nicholas Smart has 15 years' experience as a professional intelligence and security analyst working for government agencies and private companies, and he has experience working as a compliance officer for a cryptoasset trading desk. At present, he is the director of blockchain intelligence and security at Crystal Blockchain Analytics.

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Ep. 147: Could heuristic imperatives solve the AI alignment problem? | David Shapiro

David Shapiro is a former engineer who became famous through his dozens of well-received tutorials on Youtube. His work focuses on ensuring that advanced technologies are used safely, bringing about an abundant, post-scarcity, post-nihilistic future.

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Ep. 146: Will AI replace humans? | Peter St Onge

Peter St Onge is a Ph.D. economist in the Austrian tradition, a Mises Institute Fellow, and a former MBA professor in Taiwan. He's driven by a desire to understand how to make the world more prosperous using smart policy and technological advancements to advance freedom.

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Ep. 145: The free market can fund scientific research | Terence Kealey

Dr. Terence Kealey is a professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom, where he served as vice chancellor until 2014. As a clinical biochemist, Dr. Kealey studied human experimental dermatology, and he discovered how distorting government money could be to the scientific enterprise.

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Ep. 144: The next generation of batteries | Qichao Hu

Dr. Qichao Hu serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SES. He is the recipient of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35”, and works on building new kinds of batteries.

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Ep. 138: There's still so much potential for web3 | Julian Rodriguez

Julian Rodriguez is an entrepreneur, with a passion for leading teams that solve large problems. He joined Bitcoin Magazine in 2013, where he worked directly with Vitalik Buterin. He was a very early team member and advisor to several successful crypto and blockchain projects, including Ethereum, and he is a lifetime member of the Bitcoin Foundation.

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