Cryptoeconomic Stability & Reserve, with Nevin Freeman
Decentralization in Practice, with Ori Brafman
Nevin Freeman, founder of the Reserve stablecoin, joins me in this episode to discuss the challenges beset stablecoin creators, and how Reserve plans to outmaneuver the issues that have plagued currency pegs since time immemorial.
We also speak about the great responsibility that comes along with introducing financial technologies to some of the world's least stable communities, and how Reserve plans to improve the crypto community at large.
Dangerous Abstractions, with Dr. Ben Hunt
What are the limits of decentralization?
How can we conceptualize inclusion in a manner that transcends the partisan divide?
Is Burning Man a modern church?
Ori Brafman and I discuss these questions and more in the most recent episode.
Synthesizing Our Genetic Future, with Andrew Hessel
Ben Hunt joins me to discuss a wide range of topics, from the game theory of farm life to the dangers of financial innovation, extending to the emerging world of the decentralized economy.
God is in the Rain, with Jason Silva
In this episode, we sit down with Andrew Hessel to discuss the future of synthetic biology.
Andrew Hessel is the CEO of Humane Genomics Inc., a seed-stage company developing virus-based therapies for cancer, starting with dogs. He is a co-founder of the Genome Project-write, the international scientific effort working to engineer large genomes, including the human genome. From 2012-2017 Andrew was the Distinguished Researcher at Autodesk Life Sciences. He has been Singularity University faculty since 2009. His goal is to help people better understand and use living systems to meet the needs of society. To support the podcast, consider donating at: http://patreon.com/catcoherence
Storytelling in the Decentralized Age, with Melissa Lafsky
Jason Silva dropped in to discuss the human capacity to transcend our fears and tap into the deep meaning of existence through submission to one's own transformational psychological potential. We also touch upon the poetic aspect of the natural world as a mechanism for channeling peak experiences, and the human desire for immortality through technological means.
Patterns and the Harmonic Web of Life, with Jeremy Lent
This week, Melissa Lafsky joins us to discuss the role of storytelling as it applies to the emerging space of decentralization. We cover the role of storytelling with respect to shaping human behavior, current narratives around crypto, and how our cultural stories inform what's possible technologically and economically.
Liminal Spaces and the Power of Quietude, with Jenn Hirsch
In this episode we sit down with Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct.
We cover topics ranging from the difference between Eastern and Western perspectives on the essential truths of our universe, to how these differences have led our civilizations down separate cultural paths.
If you're interested in the intersection of Eastern and Western philosophy, and how these paths of development underlie a great deal of what we now take for granted, this is the perfect episode for you.
The Geometry of a Unified Physics, Bitcoin, and Beekeeping with Garrett Lisi
In this episode we speak with Jenn Hirsch, Global Technology Trend Scout at Ernst & Young, Futurist, and SciFi author, about a diverse set of topics ranging from the liminality of the present technological landscape, to the value of quiet contemplation and self-reflection within an increasingly interconnected world.
New Paradigms and Syntonic Evolution with Alexander Laszlo
Garrett Lisi is an American theoretical physicist and adventure sports enthusiast. Lisi works as an independent researcher without an academic position. He's a strong proponent of balance in life.
Lisi is known for "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything," a paper proposing a unified field theory based on the E8 Lie group, combining particle physics with Einstein's theory of gravitation. The theory is incomplete and not widely accepted by the physics community.
Decentralization vs Centralization: A 21st Century Dialectic
Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D., is the President of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS).
He was the Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovationat ITBA, Argentina was the Director of the Doctoral Program in Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration & Leadership (EGADE-ITESM), Mexico.
Deep Time ft. Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz of the Long Now Foundation
In this episode, Jon Connors, Community Development at Starfish Mission, joins us to discuss the tension between centralization and decentralization through the lens of the Hegelian dialectic. Along the way we talk about the Occupy movement, mycelial networks, and self defense.
Consciousness, Qualia, and Psychedelics with Andres Gomez Emilsson
In this episode, we visit Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz at the Long Now Foundation's Interval bar to explore the concept of Deep Time and its relevance to our rapidly accelerating world.
Our first podcast interview features Andres Gomez Emilsson of the Qualia Research Institute. We dive deep into consciousness and psychedelics, from the geometry of DMT experiences to the one-electron theory of the universe. Enjoy!
Video Lecture - Exponential Innovation and Cybernetic Divination
In this episode we take a deep dive into our eponymous concept of coherence. We cover a wide range of topics including the word’s history, it’s role within philosophical definitions of truth, and the role of coherent systems within an accelerating world.
Catalyzing Coherence - An Introduction
As part of the Exponential Innovation course at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus, Brian Hoffstein gives a guest lecture on innovation, complexity, and the greater connections that exist in the universe.
What is Coherence, and why is it such a necessary concept? In today’s world of exploding complexity, we require new tools to allow for information to flow between groups holding different perspectives and driven by disparate values. We can no longer afford to fight under the pretense of monopolizing the world’s frame of reference, yet we must find a way to do so that retains the capacity for coordinated problem solving and value creation.