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Sep 15, 2021

Sergey Young is the Founder of the Longevity Vision Fund and author of the book The Science and Technology of Growing Young. In this episode we discuss:

- How using health data will eventually enable us to reverse aging
- The current state of aging research and progress made in recent years
- The simple things you can do to extend your lifes and stay healthy

This episode will give you a broad overview of the longevity field and unique insights into what you can do to live a longer, healthier life.

Jun 16, 2021

Raoul Pal is the Co-Founder & CEO of Real Vision Group, a disruptive financial media brand. He also runs his own macro research business the Global Macro Investor and was himself previously a highly successful portfolio manager at one of the world’s largest hedge funds GLG.

The global economy is in a state of transition and with the march of technology accelerating and a new financial system and digital economy being created before our eyes, Raoul is the perfect guide to help you make sense of what’s going on. In this episode we discuss:

- How we got to the current crisis point in the global economy and what that means for you
- The emerging digital asset space (including cryptocurrencies, NFTs & community tokens) and its significance as a source of return to combat monetary debasement
- The skill of investing and what Raoul has learned about it after several decades in the markets

If you’re expecting tips on which cryptocurrencies to buy or sell this conversation isn’t for you. But it is what I hope will be an evergreen conversation charting the story of how we got to where we are and where we’re going, through the lens of one of the world’s most successful investors. 

May 5, 2021

Dhrupad Karwa is the Founder and CEO of Inspo, an AI Inspiration Partner designed to enrich creative thinking at brands and agencies. He is also the co-founder and CEO of HaikuJAM, a social writing game that helps people write collaboratively online. In this episode we discuss:

- The importance of inspiration and how AI can bring more of it to our lives- 
The challenges of building startups and what kept Dhru going along the way
- The current state of the social media landscape and the challenge of navigating it 

This was a great conversation that will give you an insight into the mind of an entrepreneur working on a fascinating problem at the intersection of human and machine creativity. Plus, if you’re craving some inspiration at the moment, Dhru’s stories and ideas will definitely give you a top-up.

Apr 14, 2021

Kevin Kelly is the co-founder and editor at Wired magazine, and one of the world’s leading technologists. He’s the author of What Technology Wants and The Inevitable and has recently launched Vanishing Asia, a photo-book documenting 40 years of Kevin’s travels in Asia. 

In this episode we discuss:

- Kevin’s lessons about photography, the world and himself from 40 years of travel in Asia
What the rise of Asia and accelerating global convergence means for you and the world
- How to succeed in the industry of ideas and the current state of intellectual property

This was a wide ranging conversation that will offer you powerful insights about travel, technology and where the world is going. Most importantly, you’ll get a fresh perspective on how to discover your own unique attributes so you can future proof yourself and live a good life.

Apr 7, 2021

Neer Sharma is the founder of Patent Drop, a newsletter that gives you a peek into the future by summarising new patents from big tech companies.

He previously co-founded HaikuJAM - a mobile game that helps people feel better through collaborative writing, helping grow the community to over 1 million users.

In this episode we discuss:
- How to navigate a career change without having the next thing lined up
- What the latest patents coming out of big tech tell us about the future of online interaction
- Neer’s experiments with NFTs (non fungible tokens) and what the technology means for creators

This conversation will give you access to the mindset and strategies of someone who’s created a completely new career for himself by running experiments online as well as some great insights into the weird and wonderful virtual world that’s being built online.

Jul 15, 2020

Sam Sethi is an award winning radio presenter, podcaster and entrepreneur who hosts the podcast Sam Talks Technology. In this episode we discuss:

- How to apply second curve thinking in your career to stay futureproof
- The future of podcasting and how listening habits differ across the world
- The cutting edge of voice tech and what's on the way

I'm becoming increasingly curious about the future of podcasting and voice tech and Sam was the perfect person to get into the weeds with on this, as well as providing some great insights on career, the army and much more.

May 27, 2020

Matt Clifford is the CEO and co-founder of the world's leading talent investor, Entrepreneur First, which helps people launch a tech startup from scratch. In this episode we discuss:

- The current state of talent allocation including whether there are too many entrepreneurs
- What's causing the slowdown in innovation in the West and how to halt it
- The tough problem of organising genius and successful attempts to do it

We also talk about the role of government vs business in solving big problems and how the startup ecosystem has been affected by COVID-19.

Apr 22, 2020
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a leading Bitcoin and open blockchain expert and bestselling author. In this episode we discuss:
-The implications of the crisis for the global economy and people like you
-The future of crypto including Bitcoin and different DeFi projects
-The tradeoff between government control and individual liberties
So whether you want to find out what all this economic craziness means for you, or whether it’s a good time to dip your toe into the crypto space, this episode has you covered. 
Nov 27, 2018

Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur and analyst, currently working as the Senior Advisor for AI to the CTO of Accenture. He is also the creator of the Exponential View newsletter and podcast, which offer cutting edge insights into technology, business and society.

If you’ve been listening to the show for a while, then you’ll have noticed that technology is a topic I’ve covered extensively – and that’s because I believe understanding tech is an essential part of understanding our modern world and operating effectively in it. Azeem is uniquely positioned to offer insight into the space, given his multidisciplinary background

He founded and sold PeerIndex, a company which applied machine learning to large-scale social media graphs to make predictions about web users. As an investor he invests in tech startups, particularly in the AI sector and he has the ear of some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and technologists

In this episode we discuss

- Azeem’s lessons as a successful entrepreneur and how that affects his investment decisions
- The potential impact of AI on the labour market and how to position yourself for the changes to come
- How technology changes our understanding of the world and how we act in it

This episode was a real pleasure to record and it was great to get inside the head of someone who has thought as deeply about the interactions between technology, business and society as Azeem has.

Jul 21, 2018

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator and one of the world’s top bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

You’d have to be living on a planet far, far away to not have heard of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology these days. Whether it’s the daily price movements in Bitcoin or how ICOs are turning some people into millionaires and bankrupting others it’s getting hard to find a signal above the noise.

But if you scratch below the surface you’ll realise that Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology it’s built on isn’t a fad – it has the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and transform the world as we know it.

If there’s one guy to speak to about all this it’s Andreas. He’s the bestselling author of 4 books, an internationally acclaimed speaker sought all over the world, and he’s even testified in hearings of the Australian and Canadian Senate about cryptocurrencies and their implications for society.

In this conversation we dive into a whole range of topics including:

- The 6 career epiphanies Andreas had that led him into the crypto space
- The core principles behind cryptocurrencies and how Bitcoin and Ethereum can coexist in the same ecosystem
- The implications of the technology for our lives as individuals and for society

Andreas is both a specialist and a generalist and he approaches the subject by drawing on multiple fields including history, economics and psychology. He’s also a very engaging speaker as you’ll discover in this episode and you’ll get a lot out of this conversation regardless of how much you know about Bitcoin or Blockchain.

Apr 3, 2018

Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist, and the Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a California based non-profit charity dedicated to combating the aging process.

Through his work at SENS, Aubrey works on the development of medical innovations that promote rejuvenation and can postpone all forms of age-related ill-health including diseases like alzheimers, certain forms of cancer and atherosclerosis.

Aubrey started off as a computer scientist and AI Researcher before becoming a self-taught bio gerontologist, which makes him a fascinating example of someone who can pick up new skills and develop deep knowledge in new fields

In this conversation we discuss:

- The transferability of research as a skill and the multidisciplinary nature of innovation
- The core ideas behind Aubrey’s research – and what that means for the future of human aging
- How to successfully spread your message to attract interest to your work

Aubrey has a love for bold statements and is often a magnet for controversy in the media, but he’s a remarkably flexible and original thinker, so whether you're curious about the future of human aging or want to learn more about how to communicate effectively in a world full of noise, this episode has you covered.

Jan 26, 2018

Tim Urban is the founder of the blog WaitButWhy and is one of the Internet’s most popular writers.

With brilliant stick-figure illustrations and epic analysis on everything from artificial intelligence to the future of the brain, Wait But Why, has gained a huge audience and number of famous fans such as Tesla, Space-X and Solar City CEO, Elon Musk.

Musk asked Tim to write about his companies and their surrounding industries, leading to a five-part series of posts discussing the importance of sustainable energy and transport, the future of space exploration and the implications of an AI augmented human brain.

In this episode we discuss:

- The future of the brain and the difference between human and computer intelligence
- How Tim learns from the smartest people in the world, including Elon Musk and his team
- What human super-intelligence means for you and the superpowers it could give you

So whether you’re curious about the future of the brain and what we humans will be able to do down the road or just want to get some tips on how to learn from the world’s smartest people, this episode has you covered.

Sep 26, 2017

Matt Clifford is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, the world's leading technology talent investor. In this episode we discuss:
- The qualities aspiring entrepreneurs should be looking to cultivate
- The environmental characteristics that produce startup hubs
- What Matt has learned from creating over 100 startups in the tech space
So whether you’re looking to build a startup or want to get some insight into the tech trends that will affect us in the future, this episode has you covered.

Sep 5, 2017

Jonathan Cutrell is the founder and host of the Developer Tea Podcast and the Director of Technology at Whiteboard. In this episode we cover:
- The core skills of a good developer and advice on learning to code
- How Jonathan got his pilot’s license and learned to fly planes
- Jonathan’s lessons from 300+ episodes of the Developer Tea Podcast
So whether you’re looking to learn how to code, start a podcast, or fly a plane, this episode will give you everything you need and more.

Aug 11, 2017

Virtual reality has the potential to change learning and education immeasurably and so it’s important that we engage critically with the technology. In this episode we discuss:
- The current state of VR in learning and where it’s likely to go
- The disadvantages of VR that we need to guard against
- The potential benefits of using VR to learn motor skills
So whether you're looking to understand more about VR or prepare yourself for what’s to come this episode will give you all you need and more.

Jul 11, 2017

Mads Holmen is the CEO of Bibblio, an API platform helping knowledge publishers and learning platforms deliver smarter content recommendation. In this episode we discuss:
- How to live and learn in the attention economy
- The structural problems that drive fake news
- The fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning
So whether you’re looking to understand the structure of the attention economy or get a deeper understanding of AI and Machine Learning, this episode will give you all that and more.

Jul 4, 2017

Kevin Kelly is the co-founder and executive editor at Wired magazine, and one of the world’s leading technologists. In this episode we discuss:
- How to build the learning superpowers needed to thrive in the 21st century
- The technological forces shaping the future of learning and education, including AR, VR and AI
- Kevin’s insights on skill acquisition
So if you’re looking to broaden your understanding of the technological forces that will transform our society, this episode has you covered.

Jun 15, 2017

Technology is changing the way we learn but it's not a magic pill that will solve all our educational problems. In this short we discuss:
- The best ways to filter information online to get to the good stuff quicker
- The importance of working diversity into your content consumption
- How to protect your precious attention in the digital economy
So whether you're looking to filter content more efficiently or stay focused in a world full of distractions, this episode will give you all that and more.

Sep 27, 2016

Tom Chatfield is a author and speaker who’s written several books about the digital age. He’s also worked with several companies as a consultant including Google and Mind Candy and spoken at forums including TED Global.

We all need to think more critically about how we interact with digital technology, because the secret to living and learning well with it is not related to which devices we use, but to how we use them.

Tom has spoken and written about the use of technology in a number of different areas so I reached out to him to get a critical perspective on the use of technology in learning and life.

In this episode we discuss a range of topics including:

- The advantages and disadvantages of the different types of media
- How to choose what methods to use when learning something online
- How to build unwired states in your day to increase focus

So whether you're looking to make more of your time online, find the best resources for what you're learning or spend more time disconnected, this episode will offer you actionable strategies you can implement right away.