Micah, Ryan, John Yates, and friends discuss wild-eyed ideas about the future. With unique guests, they delve into life in the age of constantly accelerating change, and what that means for technology, culture, and the future of the world.
Ep 10: Zoltan Istvan and the Transhumanist Wager
Zoltan Istvan - author, sailor, inventor of volcano surfing - joins us to talk about the world's most provocative coming-of-age story: The Transhumanist Wager.
Ep 9: Colin Wright and His Amazing Science Fiction
Micah interviews world-traveling science fiction writer Colin Wright. A kid hearing super-smart voices, a singularity cult leader, a futuristic hacktavism group — all this and more are explored in this episode.
Ep 8: Tying up Loose Ends
See how prescient we were about the future, discover whether the world ever came to an end, find out about the Singularity & fashion, why Google makes cars, and what the difference between birds and planes tells us about AI.
Ep 7: Derek Webb & the AI, part 2
In the second part of our interview, Derek Webb talks about how to approach the oncoming future with values and practicality, as well as going into the problems with laws, the Amish, hippies, Kevin Kelly, and the iPhone 13.
Ep 6: Derek Webb & the AI, part 1
In the first part of our interview, Derek Webb introduces us to an album about the dawn of the first AI, and poignantly shows us just how disconnected we're all becoming. Stayed tuned for the rest of our conversation.
Ep 5: Jason Silva and The Adjacent Possible
Ryan catches up with Jason Silva at the Seattle Interactive Conference to talk about the adjacent possible, genomes as artwork, embracing ecstasy, and dealing with existential despair.