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Ep. 105: Is this the future of bitcoin mining? | Josh Moore

Josh has decades of success in finance and business behind him. When he first encountered cryptocurrencies, it was immediately obvious that they represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change finance forever.

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Ep. 104: Fixing healthcare with decentralized applications | Leah Houston

After seeing firsthand how bad medical bureaucracy had become, Dr. Leah Houston turned to decentralized applications as a better way of handling physician credentialing and data management. In this episode we talk about her app, its adoption, and what it might mean for the future of healthcare.

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Ep. 103: Mining bitcoin with the ocean will get us to Kardashev I | Nathaniel Harmon

In 2021, Nathaniel combined his formal education with his passion for bitcoin by founding OceanBit Energy. The goal of OceanBits is to use Bitcoin mining to solve the economies of scale problem that has plagued Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion for over 100 years.

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Ep. 101: Asteroid mining and the future of space. | Joel Sercel

Joel Sercel is an expert in engineering. Today he is the president and CEO of Trans Astronautica, where he works to make asteroid mining and manufacturing in space a reality.

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Ep. 100: Thomas and Trent look back on 100 episodes!

Thomas and Trent look back on 100 episodes of the Futurati Podcast--and turn the video on for the first time ever! Listen to the end for a lightning round on questions that have come up often in the past 3 years.

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Ep. 99: What is the future of money? | Kirk Hutchison

Money has a long history, beginning with barter and leading all the way to your credit card. Kirk Hutchison founded Volt Protocol because he believes the next era of money is deflationary and disintermediated.

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Ep. 97: Could bitcoin mining fix climate change? | Troy Cross

It's become commonplace to hear politicians and commentators bemoaning the energy expenditure of bitcoin mining, but an emerging group of scholars has begun arguing that bitcoin mining has certain properties that make it ideal for subsidizing renewable energies. Troy Cross is one of these scholars, and he walks us through his reasoning.

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Ep. 96: How will bitcoin change the world? | Jack Ronaldi

Like many others, Jack Ronaldi was originally dismissive of bitcoin because of his background in economics, finance, and banking. But gradually he became a true believer, and today he writes and thinks about bitcoin's transformative potential, as well as the ways in which its vulnerabilities can be fixed.

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Ep. 95: Pandemics, population decline, and the Fermi Paradox. | Robin Hanson.

Robin Hanson is associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has pioneered concepts like futures markets, the great filter, and grabby aliens which have shaped thinking on problems ranging from the Fermi Paradox to governance.

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