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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. 102: Genetic engineering and the biological basis of intelligence. | Steven Hsu

Physicist and entrepreneur Dr. Steve Hsu has done extensive research in the field of computational genomics. He joins us to talk about the present and future of genetic engineering, as well as the thorny ethical questions raised by this line of work.

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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. 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. 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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Ep. 94: fiction, flow, and imagining the impossible. | Steven Kotler.

Steven Kotler is one of the world’s foremost experts on human peak performance and the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books. He joins us to discuss his latest novel, "The Devil's Dictionary."

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