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Ep. 48: Geoff Anders on knowledge and its role in society.

Geoff is the Founder and Executive Director of Leverage Research, a research institute that studies and supports early stage science.

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Ep. 47: Dr. Peter Langland-Hassan on imagination, philosophy, and technology.

Dr. Langland-Hassan is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati.

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Ep 43: Gary Wolf on the Quantified Self movement.

We spoke with quantified self cofounder Gary Wolf on self-tracking, the philosophy of science, and learning about yourself through personal data.

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Ep 42: Philip Rosedale on Second Life, virtual worlds, and economic systems.

Philip Rosedale is a serial entrepreneur whose lifelong passion for using virtual technology to connect people led to his founding Second Life in 1999.

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Ep 41: Complexity science and its applications with Geoffrey West.

Geoffrey West is a theoretical physicist whose primary interests are in fundamental questions across physics, biology and the social sciences.

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Ep 38: Kurtis Lockhart on charter cities and the future of governance.

Kurtis Lockhart is a PhD candidate at Oxford, and Head of Research at the Charter Cities Institute. His research interests focus on the political economy of development.

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Ep 34: Marshall Brain on entrepreneurship and facing existential risk.

Marshall Brain is a futurist, speaker, and professor of entrepreneurship who founded HowStuffWorks.com. He joins us on the podcast to talk about these subjects and his new book on existential risk.

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Ep 33: Dave Taylor on the importance of storytelling.

Dave Taylor is a professor of marketing and a renowned storyteller. He joins us to talk about the evolution of technology, problems with modern recommendation engines, and the importance of narrative.

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Ep 29: Jason Crawford on the philosophy and roots of progress.

Jason Crawford writes about the history of technology and the need to understand what drives progress at his blog The Roots of Progress.

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