Category: Future of Governance

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. 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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Ep. 131: Decentralization, 5G, smart cities, and the internet of things | Timothy Kravchunovsky

Tim Kravchunovsky is an experienced network engineer who has decades of experience in consulting and entrepreneurship. Today, he's the CEO of Chirp, where he's using decentralized technologies like the blockchain to change the internet of things.

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Ep. 130: Should we halt progress in AI? | Zvi Mowshowitz

Zvi is a rationalist, former trader, and past CEO of MetaMed. He recently penned an analysis of the Future of Life Institute's proposal for a 6-month moratorium on AI research, and that's what we talked to him about.

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Ep. 129: Applying the 'security mindset' to AI and x-risk | Jeffrey Ladish

Jeffrey Ladish runs a security company called Gordian Research which provides operational security consulting services. He joins Trent to talk about the moratorium on AI research and the risks inherent in powerful cognitive technologies.

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Ep. 122: Complexity theory and the future of civilization | Jane Gatsby

Jane Gatsby is a complexity theorist and political philosopher. Her digital series “Wonderland” explores philosophy and political theory from first principles.

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Ep. 119: Complex systems, futurism, and beaming power down from space. | Roger Spitz

Roger Spitz is President of Techistential (Climate & Foresight Strategy) and Chairman of the Disruptive Futures Institute. He has given over 100 keynote talks globally, is a frequent contributor across leading media, and has delivered guest lectures at many of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions.

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