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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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The Coinshares 2022 report: How much power does bitcoin mining use?

Much has been made about Bitcoin's power usage, but what do the actual numbers say about the energy and carbon emissions which mining produces? This report tries to answer this crucial question.

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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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Why Quantum Computing Is Closer Than You Think.

When I first started looking into quantum computing I had a fairly pessimistic view about its near-term commercial prospects, but I've come to think we're only a few years away from seeing serious returns on the technology.

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Ep. 75: Michael Cushman on materials science, synthetic biology, and AI-powered education.

Michael Cushman is the former president of Engaging Change, head of strategy at the Garlic Media Group, and the managing director of the consulting arm of the Da Vinci Institute, as well as a noted expert on the future of education, the future of real estate, and myriad other topics.

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Ep. 74: Lyn Alden on inflation, investing, and cryptocurrencies.

Lyn Alden began her career as an electrical engineer in the aviation industry before pivoting full-item into investment. Featured across major media and popular podcasts, Lyn focuses on macroeconomic research for retail and institutional clients, and in recent years has taken a progressively deeper look at digital assets such as bitcoin.

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Ep. 73: Trent Fowler explains how the blockchain works.

Trent Fowler is a machine learning engineer, author, and co-host of the Futurati Podcast. As someone who's worked at several crypto startups, he has years of experience dealing with blockchain data and thinking about the blockchain’s mechanics. This episode is adapted from a talk he recently gave explaining at a high level how this remarkable technology works and what it might mean for the future.

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Ep. 72: Jeffrey Booth on deflation, blockchain, and progress.

Jeff Booth is a visionary leader who has lived at the forefront of technology change for 20 years. In January 2020, Jeff released his first book titled “The Price of Tomorrow – Why Deflation is Key to an Abundant Future”, in which he offers his provocative thesis about the current state of our economies and what must happen to enable a brighter future.

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Ep. 71: Vance Crowe on culture, narrative engineering, and the future of social media.

Vance Crowe is the CEO of Articulate Ventures, a strategic communications company in Saint Louis, Missouri and is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Conflict and Peace Studies at the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy.

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