106 episodes

The Past | The Present | Hence, the Future

Hence, The Future Mattimore Cronin

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The Past | The Present | Hence, the Future

    Ep. 106 - The Future of the Tech Titans

    Ep. 106 - The Future of the Tech Titans

    How big technology companies - Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google - plan to stay on top forever 👾

    In this episode, Alex Kantrowitz joins Mattimore to discuss his best-selling book, “Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever.”  

    Broad Topics:


    The “Always Day One” mindset
    How Apple’s minset is different
    Google and the future of artificial intelligence
    Amazon’s “hands off the wheel” culture
    The future of automation, jobs, and innovation
    Facebook’s feedback culture and rapid development pace
    How to minimize disinformation while preserving free speech
    Google’s collaborative culture and potential for AI dominance
    The shift from a “gig economy” to a “hustle economy”
    How changing US-China relations will impact big tech
    Congress’ antitrust hearing

    Rapid Fire Questions:


    By what year do you predict we will achieve artificial super-intelligence?
    Will consciousness eventually arise within AI systems?
    What is the single greatest threat to human civilization right now?
    What new tech development are you most excited about?
    Should the US government ban Tik-Tok?

    Future Scenarios:


    Worst case scenario
    Best case scenario
    Most likely scenario

    Thanks for tuning in 🔭


    Website: hencethefuture.com/
    Instagram: instagram.com/hencethefuture/
    Twitter: twitter.com/hencethefuture
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/HenceTheFuturePodcast
    Hashtags: #HTF #hencethefuture #techtitans #bigtech #alexkantrowitz #alwaysdayone


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 105 - GPT-3 and The Future of A.I.

    Ep. 105 - GPT-3 and The Future of A.I.

    What if you could write in plain English instead of code, and the computer would just… understand you? 🤔

    In this episode, Mattimore explores the impact that GPT-3, and natural language processing algorithms at large, will have on our economy, our society, our workforce, and our collective future.

    Broad Questions:


    What is GPT-3?
    Why is GPT-3 game changing?
    What does the future look like?

    GPT-3 Applications:


    Debuild.co - Build any app. Simply describe what you want your app to do in plain English, and you can start using the app within seconds
    Figma plugin - Describe any design in plain English, and GPT-3 will build the design assets for you in seconds
    Email composer - Generate an email response in your personal style
    Machine learning models - Generate code for a machine learning model by simply saying what you want the model to do in plain English
    Jokes, Stories, Essays - Write stories, jokes, and insightful essays that people will *not* realize were written by an algorithm
    Simplify the complex - Translate any complex information, such as quantum computing into something that a second grader can understand
    Legal work - Translate any legal doc into plain English (or vice versa)
    Chat bots and Smart Assistants - Why hire a personal assistant?
    How GPT-3 works, and what makes it superior to GPT-2
    Does GPT-3 pass the Turing test?

    How NLP algorithms will transform:


    The education system
    Entrepreneurship
    Programming
    News and journalism
    Writing and entertainment
    Jobs and income

    Future Scenarios:


    Worst Case Scenario
    Best Case Scenario
    Most Likely Scenario

    Thanks for tuning in 🔭


    Website: hencethefuture.com/
    Instagram: instagram.com/hencethefuture/
    Twitter: twitter.com/hencethefuture
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/HenceTheFuturePodcast
    Hashtags: #HTF #hencethefuture #GPT3 #AI #NLP #OpenAI


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    • 41 min
    Ep. 104 - The Future of Bitcoin with Anthony Pompliano

    Ep. 104 - The Future of Bitcoin with Anthony Pompliano

    The Future of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and the Blockchain

    In this episode, Anthony Pompliano joins Mattimore to discuss the future of Bitcoin and the global financial system.

    Broad Topics


    Why has every fiat currency in history eventually gone to zero?
    What does Ray Dalio mean when he says “cash is trash?”
    Comparing Bitcoin to fiat currencies like the US dollar
    Comparing Bitcoin to gold and silver, stocks, and other asset classes
    Comparing Bitcoin to other cryptocurrencies like Libra and Ethereum
    What would it take for a new digital currency to surpass Bitcoin?
    Quantum computing and hacking the blockchain
    The future of national digital currencies
    The future of corporate digital currencies
    What is Bitcoin “backed by?”
    The legacy financial system
    A decentralized financial system

    Rapid Fire Questions:


    What platform do you recommend for buying and holding Bitcoin?
    Is it wise to store your bitcoin on a hard drive rather than via a third party?
    What’s your thesis on automation, jobs, and universal basic income?
    What is the single greatest existential threat to civilization right now?
    What advice would you give to a young investor who is just getting started?

    Future Scenarios:


    Worst case scenario
    Best case scenario
    Most likely scenario

    Thanks for tuning in 🔭


    Website: hencethefuture.com/
    Instagram: instagram.com/hencethefuture/
    Twitter: twitter.com/hencethefuture
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/HenceTheFuturePodcast
    Hashtags: #htf #hencethefuture #pomppodcast


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    • 53 min
    Ep. 103 - The Future of Supersonic Technology

    Ep. 103 - The Future of Supersonic Technology

    Supersonic Planes, Missiles, and Automobiles 💥🚀

    In this episode, Mattimore explores how supersonic travel, weaponry, and defenses are evolving…

    Broad Topics:


    Supersonic air travel
    Supersonic ground travel
    Supersonic weapons and defenses
    The future of war, defense, AI, and cyber-security

    Future Scenarios:


    Worst Case Scenario
    Best Case Scenario
    Most Likely Scenario

    Thanks for tuning in 🔭


    Website: hencethefuture.com/
    Instagram: instagram.com/hencethefuture/
    Twitter: twitter.com/hencethefuture
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/HenceTheFuturePodcast
    Hashtags: #supersonic #concorde #boomsupersonic #supersonicmissiles #hypersonic #hypersonicweapons redqueen #mutuallyassureddestruction #autonomousweapons #hypersoniccruisemissiles #bloodhoundLSR #HTF #hencethefuture


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    • 30 min
    Ep. 102 - Idea Labs and Echo Chambers

    Ep. 102 - Idea Labs and Echo Chambers

    Why do we believe what we believe? 💡

    In this episode, Mattimore discusses the differences between “idea labs” and “echo chambers,” two concepts coined by Tim Urban via his blog “Wait But Why,” and the impact that each is likely to have on the future of society.

    Broad Topics:


    Idea labs
    Echo chambers
    Straw man vs. steel man arguments
    Paul Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement (from highest to lowest): refuting the central point; refuting a key point; counter-arguments; contradictions; responding to tone; ad hominem attacks; name calling
    Emergence tower of politics
    Are echo chambers on the rise?
    Are our politics more divided now?
    Why are echo chambers on the rise?
    How to promote idea lab thinking
    Zero sum status games
    Positive sum wealth games
    The intellectual dark web
    The legacy media industry
    The puzzle of free speech
    Shifting Overton windows
    Looking toward the future

    Future Scenarios:


    Worst Case Scenario
    Best Case Scenario
    Most Likely Scenario

    Thanks for tuning in 🔭


    Website: hencethefuture.com/
    Instagram: instagram.com/hencethefuture/
    Twitter: twitter.com/hencethefuture
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/HenceTheFuturePodcast
    Hashtags: #idealabs #echochambers #timurban #waitbutwhy #htf #hencethefuture #podcast #hierarchyofdisagreement #paulgraham #overtonwindow #strawman #steelman #civildiscourse #futurist


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    • 39 min
    Ep. 101 - The Future of Comedy with Aaron Weber

    Ep. 101 - The Future of Comedy with Aaron Weber

    How stand-up comedy is changing now and in the future 🎭

    In this episode, stand up comic Aaron Weber joins Mattimore to discuss what it’s like to be a comedian in the year 2020, what makes a joke funny, the perils of cancel culture, limitations to free speech, the value that comedy brings to society, and how comedy is likely to evolve in the future...

    Broad Topics:


    What is your go-to process for coming up with jokes?
    What makes something funny? The science and art of comedy
    6 dimensions of humor: naughty, clever, cute, bizarre, mean, relatable
    Value that comedy brings to society: relief, social bonding, deeper understanding
    Are people more easily offended now than they used to be?
    Is it true 30% of people have no sense of humor?
    The pros and cons of cancel culture
    Has cancel culture gone too far?
    Twitter (and Facebook) are not real life
    Comedy as a bastion of free speech
    How the profession is changing

    Rapid Fire Questions:


    What advice would you give to rising comedians?
    Will humans still be around 1,000 years from now?
    Will The United States still be United 100 years from now?
    What, in your view, is the single biggest threat to human civilization?
    What technological advancement are you most excited about humanity achieving in the future?
    Will machines become smarter than the average person, i.e. artificial general intelligence, by 2050?
    Will consciousness emerge in machines once they’ve reached a sufficient level of complex intelligence?
    If you were elected president, what would you do on day 1?
    Should scientists bring back the T-Rex?

    Future Scenarios:


    Worst Case Scenario
    Best Case Scenario
    Most Likely Scenario

    Thanks for tuning in 🔭


    Website: hencethefuture.com/
    Instagram: instagram.com/hencethefuture/
    Twitter: twitter.com/hencethefuture
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/HenceTheFuturePodcast
    Hashtags: #HTF #hencethefuture #comedy #futureofcomedy #aaronweber #future #podcast #pod #thefutureofcomedy #cancelculture #standup #standupcomedy


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    • 46 min

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