Weekly interview show with people at the forefront of transformational technologies, scientific research, and bold new thinking that enables humans to operate at higher levels — better able to achieve whatever each person values most in life.
This could be in fields as diverse as neuroscience, computer science, psychology, bio-tech, augmented reality, nutrition & fitness and so many more areas of pioneering work.
Notion & Software Creation by Everyone with Notion COO Akshay Kothari
My guest today is Akshay Kothari, the Chief Operating Officer at Notion. As COO, Akshay is one of the top people driving the ship at this next-generation software platform that's enabling everyday users to create their own software tools instead of settling for what's provided on the market.
In today's discussion with Akshay we explore the future of Notion and this new movement of democratizing software development, enabling anyone to create their own software tools.
The Medical Futurist on Fighting Pandemics with Emerging Technologies, Now & In The Future
My guest today is Dr. Bertalan Mesko, also known as The Medical Futurist -- Director of The Medical Futurist Institute. With the Coronavirus pandemic underway, we get into the nature of pandemics and what we can expect with future pandemics. Then we discuss how emerging technologies are being used to fight the virus, and how we can better prepare to fight future pandemics by leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Genomics, 3D Printing, and other advanced technologies.
The Psychology of Attention with Nir Eyal, Author of "Indistractable"
My guest today is Nir Eyal, who writes and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The MIT Technology Review dubbed Nir, "The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology." Nir has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Institute of Design at Stanford. He's the author of two bestselling books, "Hooked" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life". We explore the the psychology of focus, and how to channel your mind to achieve more.
Skill Mastery & Peak Performance through Deliberate Practice with Psychologist Anders Ericsson
Anders Ericsson, author of the book "Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise". He is among the world's leading authorities on how to new master skills. Anders conducted much of the research on expertise and peak performance that Malcolm Gladwell famously referenced to develop the 10,000 hour rule. Anders demonstrates that talent is overrated and peak achievement is dependent on a specific type of learning called "deliberate practice". We explore the science of learning and of skill mastery.
Flow States for Ultimate Human Performance with Steven Kotler
My guest today is Steven Kotler. Steven is one of the world's leading experts on achieving Ultimate Human Performance through Flow States. "Flow" is the cognitive state of full immersion and focus in which brain activity changes to enable peak human capability across an intellectual or physical activity. Steven is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, and a New York Times bestselling author.
Team Human: Tech, Media, Culture with Douglas Rushkoff
August Bradley's guest today is Douglas Rushkoff, who has been named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT. He's an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. He has recently-published "Team Human", and he hosts a popular podcast, also called "Team Human", focusing on the economic, technological, and social programs that determine how we live, work, and interact. We explore modern life in the digital age, and how to come together as "Team Human".