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Singularity Group’s official collection of Singularity University podcasts dedicated to exploring the relationship and impact of humanity's relationship with technology.

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Singularity Group’s official collection of Singularity University podcasts dedicated to exploring the relationship and impact of humanity's relationship with technology.

Become a part of the podcast by joining our global community at su.org/podcasts, where more than 30,000 innovators, entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders come together to learn, connect, and change the world for the better.

    FBL12: William Von Hippel - Social Evolution, Innovation, & Technology

    FBL12: William Von Hippel - Social Evolution, Innovation, & Technology

    This week our guest is William Von Hippel, a social psychologist who teaches at the University of Queensland in Australia, and author of the 2018 novel, the Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy.

    We explore how the challenges of our evolutionary past shaped many of the most fundamental aspects of our behavior in the modern day, traversing a journey from several million years ago to the present day. Along the way we touch heavily on many topics, including, but certainly not limited to, our evolutionary mismatch with the modern environment, why humans innovate the way we do, and different leadership styles that are rooted in evolutionary responses to hierarchy.

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    Host: Steven Parton // Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 56 min
    FBL11: Taryn Southern - Digital Clones, Creativity, and Self Care

    FBL11: Taryn Southern - Digital Clones, Creativity, and Self Care

    This week our guest is musical artist, filmmaker, digital storyteller and all around renaissance woman, Taryn Southern. You may recognize her from early career with American Idol or from her Youtube videos which have garnered over 750 million views.

    But in recent years, Taryn became the first person to create an entire musical album composed by an artificial intelligence and she led the groundbreaking production of I AM HUMAN—a 2019 documentary exploring brain computer interfaces. In this episode, we explore her latest work using an AI-powered digital clone of herself and much more, including self-care and using influence for good.

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    Host: Steven Parton // Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 53 min
    FBL10: Nicholas Christakis - Exploring the Impacts of COVID

    FBL10: Nicholas Christakis - Exploring the Impacts of COVID

    This week our guest is renowned sociologist, physician, and Yale professor, Nicholas Christakis, who was once listed by Time magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the world. He’s particularly known for his expertise on social networks, as well as his work exploring the evolutionary and socioeconomic determinants of behavior and health.

    Dr. Christakis is the author of the renowned 2019 book, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, and more recently, Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live, which we discuss heavily in this episode.

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    Host: Steven Parton // Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 59 min
    FBL9: Jenny Kleeman - Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

    FBL9: Jenny Kleeman - Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

    This week, our guest on The Feedback Loop is British documentary filmmaker and journalist, Jenny Kleeman. We discuss topics from her recently published and provocative book: Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death. 

    In addition to these existential and controversial topics, we also discuss how technology is preventing humans from partaking in the personal growth they need for their own health and happiness, as well as how these technologies disproportionately are impacting women.

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    Host: Steven Parton // Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 53 min
    FBL8: Donald Hoffman - Why Reality Is a Lie, Online Dating, & A.I.

    FBL8: Donald Hoffman - Why Reality Is a Lie, Online Dating, & A.I.

    This week we sit down with cognitive psychologist and long-time professor at UC Irvine, Donald Hoffman.

    Hoffman has a long history working with some of the greatest minds in the history of humanity, including Francis Crick who was part of the team that discovered the double helix of DNA. His own endeavors are no less revolutionary, as he's currently spearheading a new theory that argues humans evolved a perception of reality that looks drastically different from the true appearance of objective reality. It seems a hard argument to make, but once you hear his ideas you'll understand how insightful and profound his work is.

    In addition to an in-depth exploration of this theory, we also discuss the evolutionary impacts of online dating, the future of artificial intelligence, and a whole bunch more.

    Donald Hoffman's newest book, A Case Against Reality, comes out August 13 and can be found on Amazon.
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    Host: Steven Parton
    Intro music by: Amine el Filali

    • 1 hr 19 min
    FBL7: Zoltan Istvan - Implants, Religion, Transhumanism and Death.

    FBL7: Zoltan Istvan - Implants, Religion, Transhumanism and Death.

    This week we sit down with journalist, author, and transhumanist, Zoltan Istvan.

    Zoltan Istvan is most commonly known for his book the Transhumanist Wager, his 2016 Presidential Campaign—where he drove across the United States in a bus shaped like a coffin—and his many contributions and appearance with media outlets such as National Geographic, Vice, and Wired.

    In this conversation, Zoltan and I explore the ideas of transhumanism and why he's so passionately dedicated to the cause. This takes us on a lovely tour through such light-hearted subjects as religion, death, and technological implants.

    Find Zoltan's book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2OwbJZO

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Bodes6 ,

Insightful

Really enjoy this podcast. As a tech and science enthusiast I found this to be still novel. I really appreciate how host Steven can ride the line between hard science and something still emerging in a way that still serious.

marthadiddle ,

Must listen!

A great podcast for those who want to challenge themselves to think differently about the implications of technology. Impressive guests with a variety of expertise. Highly recommended.

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