Futurati Podcasts

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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Ep. 147: Could heuristic imperatives solve the AI alignment problem? | David Shapiro

David Shapiro is a former engineer who became famous through his dozens of well-received tutorials on Youtube. His work focuses on ensuring that advanced technologies are used safely, bringing about an abundant, post-scarcity, post-nihilistic future.

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Ep. 146: Will AI replace humans? | Peter St Onge

Peter St Onge is a Ph.D. economist in the Austrian tradition, a Mises Institute Fellow, and a former MBA professor in Taiwan. He's driven by a desire to understand how to make the world more prosperous using smart policy and technological advancements to advance freedom.

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Ep. 145: The free market can fund scientific research | Terence Kealey

Dr. Terence Kealey is a professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom, where he served as vice chancellor until 2014. As a clinical biochemist, Dr. Kealey studied human experimental dermatology, and he discovered how distorting government money could be to the scientific enterprise.

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