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Ep. 99: What is the future of money? | Kirk Hutchinson

Money has a long history, beginning with barter and leading all the way to your credit card. Kirk Hutchison founded Volt Protocol because he believes the next era of money is deflationary and disintermediated.

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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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Ep. 93: NFTs and the art of the future. | Michael Maizels

There has been a tremendous amount of chatter over the past year about NFTs--how they're a scam, how they'll usher in a new era of democratized web3 for the entire planet, and everything in between. Tonight we're joined by Michael Maizels, a former professor of art history, who is unusually well-placed to help us get to the bottom of this.

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Ep. 92: The psychology of ambition, achievement, and greatness. | Gena Gorlin

From Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to Vitalik Buterin and the unknown Satoshi Nakamoto, some of the most influential and impactful people in the world are the founders of startups. Gena Gorlin is a psychologist who has studied how these high-achievers work, and she has lessons for the rest of us.

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Ep. 91: Building cities on the high seas. | Patri Friedman

Patri is an American libertarian, anarcho-capitalist, and theorist of political economy. He founded The Seasteading Institute, a non-profit that explores the creation of sovereign ocean colonies.

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