Futurati Podcasts

Ep. 156: Algorithms won't get us to AGI | Johannes Jaeger

Dr. Johannes Jaeger is a systems scientist and natural philosopher whose investigations have always focused on organisms as complex adaptive systems. He is currently leading a research project called “Pushing the Boundaries,” which concerns the differences between machines and organisms, and the importance of this difference for evolution.

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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. 153: AI, Alignment, and the Scaling Hypothesis | Dwarkesh Patel

Dwarkesh Patel is a renowned podcaster who has hosted interviews with luminaries like Marc Andreesen, Eliezer Yudkowsky, and Grant Sanderson. He's best known for the extent of the effort he puts into researching the topics he speaks with his guests about, and for covering an exceptionally wide intellectual ground.

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Ep. 152: Building the future at venture studios | Taylor Black

Taylor Black is a cross-functional team leader and seasoned entrepreneur passionate about driving innovation and growth. As a co-founder of Fizzy Ventures and a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Incubation Studio, Taylor has been at the forefront of entrepreneurial ecosystems, venture studios, and technology and business model innovation.

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Ep. 151: Opening the final frontier--for everyone | Emery Gunselman

Emery Gunselman is a former astrodynamics engineer and is currently a Satellite Operations Product Owner at Morpheus Space. Morpheus Space is disrupting the NewSpace industry by introducing Agile Constellations, a fusion between cutting-edge electric propulsion and Artificial Intelligence, which enables satellite service providers to operate entire constellations as one entity.

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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. 149: Blockchain forensics and the war in Ukraine | Nicholas Smart

Nicholas Smart has 15 years' experience as a professional intelligence and security analyst working for government agencies and private companies, and he has experience working as a compliance officer for a cryptoasset trading desk. At present, he is the director of blockchain intelligence and security at Crystal Blockchain Analytics.

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Ep. 148: Makin' it rain (with science) | Augustus Doricko

Augustus Doricko is a former Berkley Data Scientist who is best known as the head of Rainmaker, a startup looking to end global water scarcity through advanced cloud seeding and weather modification technologies.

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