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Ep. 90: Can we build an immortal human society? | Samo Burja

Samo Burja is a sociologist and the founder of Bismarck Analysis, a firm that analyzes institutions, from governments to companies. His research work focuses on the causes of societal decay and flourishing and he writes on history, epistemology and strategy.

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Ep. 89: Bitcoin is crucial to U.S. national security. | Matt Pines

Matt Pines is a Managing Consultant at the Krebs Stamos Group, a cybersecurity and geopolitical risk advisory firm. He has over ten years of experience helping the government and private sector firms address pressing security and resilience challenges.

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Ep. 88: We need to scale the blockchain. Here's how. | Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark is an associate professor at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, where he holds the Catallaxy Industrial Research Chair in Blockchain Technologies. His gold medal dissertation was on designing the first cryptographically verifiable system used in a public sector election.

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Ep. 87: What's the blockchain good for? [2022] | Scott Ruoti

Scott Ruoti is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, where he focuses on security and privacy, usability, and human-computer interaction. He takes a diverse and multidisciplinary approach in studying everything from optimized emailing systems to the distributed ledger, and we are thrilled to get his perspective on use cases for the blockchain.

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Ep. 86: Space exploration (and why it matters) | Sarah Cruddas

Sarah Cruddas is a space journalist, international TV host, and award winning author. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a global thought leader in the growing commercial space sector.

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Ep. 83: Science, business, and the coming revolution in smart homes, with Gary Rockis.

Gary Rockis has been highly successful in providing leadership in collaborative efforts among business, industry, and education. He is the recipient of numerous national and state awards, and much of his recent work has focused on the internet of things and smart homes.

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Ep. 81: Nathan Young on forecasting, prediction markets, and designing good policy.

Nathan Young is a corporate strategist and marketing expert who has been exceptionally active in the Effective Altruism movement, the prediction markets community, and in discussions around designing good policy.

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This bioengineering technique could revolutionize healthcare and be worth trillions.

Could we advance dozens of promising approaches to bioengineering by figuring out how to scale the production of mammalian cell lines? One researcher thinks so, and it may not even be that hard.

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Ep. 80: George Selgin on monetary economics and cryptocurrency.

George Selgin. George Selgin is a senior fellow and director emeritus of the the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute, and his research covers a broad range of topics within the field of monetary economics, including monetary history, macroeconomic theory, and the history of monetary thought.

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