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A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of imagination and how we collaborate to create the future. Hosted by Dr Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego.

Into the Impossible With Brian Keatin‪g‬ Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

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A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of imagination and how we collaborate to create the future. Hosted by Dr Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego.

    PETER SCHIFF: BITCOIN BUBBLE!

    PETER SCHIFF: BITCOIN BUBBLE!

    According to @PeterSchiff, the only valid reason to buy Bitcoin is thinking the bubble will get much bigger before it bursts. Most #Bitcoin buyers don't know it's a bubble so they will never sell. But since most who do will be unable to tell when it's popped, they're also unlikely to get out with a profit.

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    Watch my interviews about crypto and bitcoing:

    with Michael Saylor for the "bitcoin bull case":

    https://youtu.be/9w0VSQtVnI8?sub_confirmation=1

    https://youtu.be/CaN_CDKqXOg?sub_confirmation=1

    And with Cory (Swan) Klippsten making the case against bitcoin.

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    Sheldon Glashow: https://youtu.be/a0_iaWgxQtA?sub_confirmation=1
    Michael Saylor The Physics of Bitcoin https://youtu.be/CaN_CDKqXOg?sub_confirmation=1
    Sir Roger Penrose, Nobel Prize winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMuqyAvX7Wo?sub_confirmation=1
    Jill Tarter https://youtu.be/O9K9OBd3vHk?sub_confirmation=1
    Sara Seager Venus LIfe: https://youtu.be/QPsEDoOTU6k?sub_confirmation=1
    Noam Chomsky: https://youtu.be/Iaz6JIxDh6Y?sub_confirmation=1
    Sabine Hossenfelder: https://youtu.be/V6dMM2-X6nk?sub_confirmation=1
    Sarah Scoles: https://youtu.be/apVKobWigMw
    Stephen Wolfram: https://youtu.be/nSAemRxzmXM

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    • 2 hr 13 min
    Jay Wujun Yow: Podcast Producer, Sound Engineer – The Power of Audio

    Jay Wujun Yow: Podcast Producer, Sound Engineer – The Power of Audio

    Jay Wujun Yow is the Audio Producer and Engineer for The James Altucher Show. He's become an indispensable part the Altucher media empire.
    Jay is a very passionate person when it comes to music and all kinds of media, especially sound. He's a graduate of Full Sail University, receiving 7 awards, including Valedictorian. He has a good ear and a talent for sound.
    Jay has applied his excellent computer skills to audio engineering and sound production for over 8 years.
    He's proficient in Pro Tools, Nuendo 2, Nuendo 3, Nuendo 4, Cubase 3, Cubase 5 and wavelab. He is skillful and quick at recording and editing.
    Artist worked with include: Mike Stern, Benedict Cumberbatch, Frank Grillo, American Author, Roomful of Teeth, Abbi Jacobson, IKillya, American Diesal, Castle Walls, Magic Room Theater, Benjamin Cartel. Chinese and Malaysian Artist; Gary Cao, Soo Wincci, Namewee, DayDream, ManHand, and Von.
    Voice Over Work included: Disney, Alexjacobi, The Story Exchanged, Fly Wheel Media, Blue State Digital, Dashlane
    Follow Jay at @jay_yow07
    Connect with James Altucher: https://jamesaltucher.com/


    00:00:00 Intro

    00:00:34 Jay's origin story and "choosing himself"!

    00:14:28 Jay's ethical will.

    00:20:26 What's your favorite game?

    00:23:23 What are the hazards of these new mediums?

    00:27:23 What advice would you give your younger self?


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    Weinstein and Wolfram https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI0AZ4Y4Ip4?sub_confirmation=1
    Sheldon Glashow: https://youtu.be/a0_iaWgxQtA?sub_confirmation=1
    Michael Saylor The Physics of Bitcoin https://youtu.be/CaN_CDKqXOg?sub_confirmation=1

    • 35 min
    James Altucher: Skip The Line - The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals

    James Altucher: Skip The Line - The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals

    In Skip The Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals, James Altucher busts the 10,000-hour rule of achieving mastery, offering a new mindset and dozens of techniques that will inspire any professional—no matter their age or managerial level—to pursue their passions and quickly acquire the skills they need to succeed and achieve their dreams.
    This episode is itself an experiment, as Brian onboards James to Clubhouse and uses it to interact with listeners live.
    James is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master and prolific writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies and is currently invested in over 30.
    He is the author of 18 books, including WSJ best-sellers: 'The Power of No' and 'Choose Yourself'. His latest book, "Reinvent Yourself" was #1 in the Amazon store shortly after its release.
    His writing has appeared in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Observer, Techcrunch , The Financial Times, Yahoo Finance and others. His blog, JamesAltucher.com, has attracted more than 20 million readers since its launch in 2010.
    He hosts a successful podcast, "The James Altucher Show" with guests of the caliber of Tony Robbins, Mark Cuban, Pieter Thiel, Arianna Huffington, Coolio, etc. His podcasts have had over 30 million downloads.
    Join him at JamesAltucher.com or on Twitter @Jaltucher on Instagram @altucher
    You can also text him questions on his personal cell phone (203) 512-2161

    00:00:00 Intro

    00:06:24 How do you keep motivated to do 10,000 experiments during the slow start?

    00:07:48 How to hack the 10,000 rule to become great at almost anything.

    00:33:11 The Michelson Morley Experiment Example: How it changed physics.

    00:10:10 Why should experiments have high stakes? Being fearless!

    00:14:09 An experiment in writing: Buying Greenland.

    00:17:20 Experimentation pushes the limits of your knowledge.

    00:21:20 Examples from games - Chess.

    00:23:29 The 200 Experiment "rule".

    00:25:11 The Plus-Minus-Equals method. The Spoke and Wheel Method.

    00:27:31 Brian's Galileo Experiment.

    00:33:47 The pajama experiment.

    00:34:38 Applications to risk management and resiliency.

    00:36:47 The Spoke and Wheel Method.

    00:41:38 The one experiment that changed James Altucher's life forever. Overcoming the fear of failure.

    00:53:41 Will there be a creator economy?


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Andy Viterbi: Wireless Pioneer, Co-Founder of Qualcomm - A Historic Perspective

    Andy Viterbi: Wireless Pioneer, Co-Founder of Qualcomm - A Historic Perspective

    Communications pioneer Andrew J.Viterbi — who in 1962 earned one of the first doctorates in electrical engineering granted at the University of Southern California — has forever changed how people everywhere connect and communicate.

    Dr.Viterbi’s lifelong interest in communications began as a child, when his family fled Italy for America in 1939 to escape the persecution of Jews.

    Born into an analog world, this visionary thinker opened the doors to the digital age with the Viterbi Algorithm, a groundbreaking mathematical formula for eliminating signal interference. Today, the Viterbi Algorithm is used in all four international standards for digital cellular telephones, as well as in data terminals, digital satellite broadcast receivers and deep space telemetry.
    In the spring of 1967, Dr.Viterbi met Irwin Jacobs at a telecommunications conference in California. Both men, and another of Dr. Viterbi’s colleagues, Leonard Kleinrock, shared an interest in forming a consulting group. With an investment of $1,500 — $500 from each man — the trio founded Linkabit. By the 1970s, Linkabit began providing technology for defense communications satellites using very large antennas.
    Dr. Viterbi and his Linkabit associates came up with a breakthrough computer to accomplish the task and dubbed it a “microprocessor,” even though it was made up of many chips.
    His renown grew as fast as the company. In 1975, Italy’s National Research Council awarded Dr. Viterbi one of its highest academic accolades, the Christopher Columbus Award.

    In 1980, Linkabit merged with M/A-COM of Boston. It soon produced the VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal), the foundation for private satellite communications networks. In 1985, the VSAT division was sold to Hughes. The team of Viterbi and Jacobs had a new dream: together, they founded Qualcomm Corp. to develop and manufacture satellite communications and digital wireless telephones.


    00:00:00 Intro

    00:01:12 How did you come to write your latest book?

    00:03:02 Centro Primo Levi NYC and The Italian Jewish Experience

    00:05:27 Knowing Primo Levi

    17:53:06 Early days of wireless digital communications

    00:23:33 Why didn't you patent the Viterbi Algorithm?

    00:25:20 How do you separate tech hype from reality? 4G Vs 5G?

    00:30:47 The commercial value of basic research and how to keep funding it.

    00:38:16 Would a tax on scientific innovation impeed progress?

    00:42:00 What do you think about SETI? How would you communicate with an alien civilization?

    00:48:32 What would you put in your ethical will?

    00:51:27 What would you put in your billion-year time capsule?

    00:53:56 What advice would you give your younger self?


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    • 1 hr
    How to BEAT failure, CRUSH obstacles, and THRIVE with NASA Spacewalker Scott Parazynski!

    How to BEAT failure, CRUSH obstacles, and THRIVE with NASA Spacewalker Scott Parazynski!

    Scott Parazynski is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski's phenomenal book, THE SKY BELOW, tells the gripping first-person account of life at the Universe's extremes. Join me in the live chat with Scott

    Scott is also the founder of https://fluidity.tech/ Fluidity Tech is a Houston-based technology company focused on redefining movement through 3-dimensional space. Founded by former NASA astronaut, pilot and physician, Scott Parazynski, the company’s mission is to simplify and improve motion. In Fall 2018, Fluidity Tech introduced the FT Aviator, its first patented drone controller designed to dramatically increase the precision of drone flight, while tremendously simplifying it.

    • 53 min
    Laurence Tribe: The Physics of IMPEACHMENT & The Curvature of Constitutional Space

    Laurence Tribe: The Physics of IMPEACHMENT & The Curvature of Constitutional Space

    Laurence Tribe Is an American legal scholar who is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at the Harvard Law School of Harvard University. We are discussing the impeachment of Donald Trump and unique aspects of the constitution that have a mathematical connection.
    Tribe is a constitutional law scholar and co-founder of the American Constitution Society. He is the author of To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.
    The influence of Euclid on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution was profound. The founding fathers were versed in the mathematical principles of the Elements, and used geometric proofs in the drafting of many provisions of the Constitution, as well as on money and measurements.
    It’s no surprise that you’d look up Euclid in relation to the U.S. Constitution. Thankfully, there’s an easy way for you to see the connection and read about it in this fantastic blog post from this piece in Nautilus.
    You can find a copy of Larry’s fascinating paper, helped out by a young research assistant named ‘Barack Obama’, here.The Curvature of Constitutional Space_What Lawyers Can Learn From Modern Physics_103 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1989): https://blog.bkeating.ucsd.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2021/02/The-Curvature-of-Constitutional-Space_What-Lawyers-Can-Learn-From-Modern-Physics_103-Harv.-L.-Rev.-1-1989.pdf
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

amacfly ,

Wonderful, inspiring and humbling...

So many incredible ideas, so much food for consciousness, if you have even the tiniest itch of curiosity you’ll get it wonderfully and delightfully scratched here.

InSearchOfAccuracy ,

Episode 116 is a lesson in mental illness

Laurence Tribe is a leftist buffoon who should seek psychiatric help, ASAP.

Donutator ,

Keating deserves an award

Into the Impossible has become one of my favorite science podcasts due to:
1. The humble yet deeply expert host has abundant curiosity and a sense of humor, and lets his guests be the stars,
2. World. Class. Guests.
3. The show is willing to go into speculative territory, exploring 1st principles wherever they may lead, while giving details on where current established science ends. As the well-chosen name implies.

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