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Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the technology, trends and societal norms for a better world.



If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming our future in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harris, Kara Swisher, a16z and Joe Rogan Experience type no-holds-barred interview show is your cup of tea you’ve come to the right place. Some episodes feature Intelligence Squared esque lively debates and Planet Money like in-depth discussions on health and intermittent fasting, automation and unemployment, healthcare, the economy, etc... while others would fit right in with a Kevin Rose or Jason Calacanis casual fireside chat.



We cover EVERYTHING, from artificial intelligence, the ethics, economics and leadership of our coming century, futurism, combatting climate change, fixing blockchain and redesigning democracy and politics from the ground up. Longevity, virtual reality, surveillance capitalism and social media... we got it all.



Past guests including Douglas Rushkoff of Team Human, Isaac Arthur of SFiA, Cory Doctorow, Nikola Danaylov of SingularityFM, Fraser Cain of Astronomy Cast, Aubrey de Grey, presidential advisors, top economists, venture capital investors and more...



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About the host: Matt Ward is a serial entrepreneur, investor, futurist, startup advisor and business consultant whose built and sold 3 companies, created multiple top podcasts and is focused on building a better world through innovation and entrepreneurship.



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    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 101 Ratings

Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the technology, trends and societal norms for a better world.



If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming our future in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harris, Kara Swisher, a16z and Joe Rogan Experience type no-holds-barred interview show is your cup of tea you’ve come to the right place. Some episodes feature Intelligence Squared esque lively debates and Planet Money like in-depth discussions on health and intermittent fasting, automation and unemployment, healthcare, the economy, etc... while others would fit right in with a Kevin Rose or Jason Calacanis casual fireside chat.



We cover EVERYTHING, from artificial intelligence, the ethics, economics and leadership of our coming century, futurism, combatting climate change, fixing blockchain and redesigning democracy and politics from the ground up. Longevity, virtual reality, surveillance capitalism and social media... we got it all.



Past guests including Douglas Rushkoff of Team Human, Isaac Arthur of SFiA, Cory Doctorow, Nikola Danaylov of SingularityFM, Fraser Cain of Astronomy Cast, Aubrey de Grey, presidential advisors, top economists, venture capital investors and more...



Visit our site and download our FREE Existential Risk Guide:



https://disruptors.fm/risk



Love great podcasts? We curate the best of the best around the web. Get our Exclusive Top Notch Tuesday roundup:



https://disruptors.fm/top



About the host: Matt Ward is a serial entrepreneur, investor, futurist, startup advisor and business consultant whose built and sold 3 companies, created multiple top podcasts and is focused on building a better world through innovation and entrepreneurship.



https://disruptors.fm

    REPLAY: Frans von der Dunk – Space Law, Piracy, Profit and Militarization in Age of Star Wars

    REPLAY: Frans von der Dunk – Space Law, Piracy, Profit and Militarization in Age of Star Wars

    Frans von der Dunk is a Professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Director of Black Holes Consultancy, and is generally recognized as one of the world’s leading space law experts. Franz has served as an adviser to a number of governments, the European Commission, ESA, the United Nations, the OECD, various national space agencies, the Association of Space Explorers, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, and a number of companies. He is Director Public Relations of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Member of the Board of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), and Member for the Netherlands in the International Law Association's (ILA) Committee on Space Law. He is also Member of the International Editorial Board of 'Space Policy' and many other long acronyms, incredibly important organizations and initiatives focused on space.



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    In today's episode we discuss:









    * The issue of ownership and sovereignty in space

    * How regulation helps and hurts our the future of space

    * Why current space treaties are anything but adequate for space exploration

    * What you need to know about asteroid mining and space settlements

    * The brewing issues in space which could provoke war

    * Why solving the Kessler crisis NEEDS to be a top priority for space operators

    * Thoughts private enterprises role in space exploration

    * What Frans thinks about Trump's Space Force

    * The realities of extraterrestrial space life and the law

    * What technologies most worry Frans most

    * Why social media and data privacy are such big issues to contend with

    * The scary truth about cyber, and space













































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    • 1 hr
    REPLAY: Russell Gold – Energy, Infrastructure, Fracking and the Future of Journalism

    REPLAY: Russell Gold – Energy, Infrastructure, Fracking and the Future of Journalism

    Russell Gold (@russellgold) is an author and award-winning investigative journalist and energy reporter at The Wall Street Journal best known for covering the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. They were awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for best business story of the year and were finalists for the Pulitzer. He's the author of The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World and his new book, Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform Energy tells the story of Michael Skelly, who helped created the wind energy industry in the US in a push for sustainability.

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    In today's episode we discuss:









    * How to speed the transition to renewable energy

    * The pros and cons of fracking and why it has a bad rap

    * Why the energy industry is so fragmented in the US

    * What we need MOST to see renewables replace the grid

    * How batteries are holding back cleantech

    * The pros and cons of monopolies in public infrastructure

    * Why Silicon Valley doesn't invest much in energy

    * How one innovator can change the course of history and energy consumption

    * What we NEED to do to combat climate change

    * Why Andy thinks going public is the way to go

    * Thoughts on Elon, Tesla and the future of transportation

    * What will journalism look like in ten years

    * Are billionaire-owned media corporations a net positive



































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    • 50 min
    REPLAY: Death Donor 2 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

    REPLAY: Death Donor 2 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

    Would you sell your life to save another?



    Special forces vet, Samantha Jones, is a lowly bodyguard for Ethan Anderson, the biotech billionaire who revolutionized life extension. But at least she’s got a job, unlike most, and won’t have to sell her organs to support her family. Sure, they’re poor, but she’s got death insurance, and a roof over her head. Life is livable...



    Until her daughter is kidnapped and sold for parts, and the ex-assassin snaps.



    Someone is going to pay.



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    • 25 min
    REPLAY: Death Donor 1 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

    REPLAY: Death Donor 1 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

    Would you sell your life to save another?



    Special forces vet, Samantha Jones, is a lowly bodyguard for Ethan Anderson, the biotech billionaire who revolutionized life extension. But at least she’s got a job, unlike most, and won’t have to sell her organs to support her family. Sure, they’re poor, but she’s got death insurance, and a roof over her head. Life is livable...



    Until her daughter is kidnapped and sold for parts, and the ex-assassin snaps.



    Someone is going to pay.



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    • 27 min
    Neanderthal King: A Medieval Epic Adventure: Part Seven

    Neanderthal King: A Medieval Epic Adventure: Part Seven

    Imagine Game of Thrones, but Neanderthals never died off: MORE INFORMATION AT: neanderthalking.com



    It’s 1107, and the once-great Neanderthal empire is no more, laid waste by the dark Sapien king, Isaac, the same bastard who slaughtered the Thal queen’s young heirs. A brutal reversal of medieval power forged in blood and fueled by Sap ingenuity.



    But one babe escaped the mad king’s wrath.



    Raised the son of a simple Thal herder, Maralek’s a rough lad with the ferocious pride and temper of his ruined people, a scorn for rules and rulers, and less than a little creativity in his thick skull. In a word, your average Neanderthal.



    And life’s livable, until King Isaac resumes his bloodthirsty crusade, and Maralek’s forced into slaving shackles. Then, a rowdy caravan, a mysterious gypsy, a whispered prophecy… A whirlwind of devastation and war as his master is murdered, his fate unwoven, and his world ripped asunder in an epic battle to end all.



    Neanderthal King is a historic epic YA fantasy by renowned science fiction and fantasy author, Matt Ward, that features savage twists and darker secrets, raging kings and enslaved heirs, and an audaciously ambitious coming of age quest set in an alternative medieval Europe. If you love Brandon Sanderson, Ursula le Guin, or Robin Hobb, or explosive high and low fantasy classics like Lord of the Rings, the Kingkiller Chronicles, and the Earthsea Cycle, you’ll love this heroic historical tale.



    For more information, to purchase the complete audio adventure or to download the entire technothriller free with a free trial of Audible, visit neanderthalking.com



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    Want to follow along with Maralek's adventure? For a limited time, grab your FREE illustrated map of Tharkal and the six kingdoms of Sapdom by visiting mattwardwrites.com/map.



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    • 30 min
    Neanderthal King: A Medieval Epic Adventure: Part Six

    Neanderthal King: A Medieval Epic Adventure: Part Six

    Imagine Game of Thrones, but Neanderthals never died off: MORE INFORMATION AT: neanderthalking.com



    It’s 1107, and the once-great Neanderthal empire is no more, laid waste by the dark Sapien king, Isaac, the same bastard who slaughtered the Thal queen’s young heirs. A brutal reversal of medieval power forged in blood and fueled by Sap ingenuity.



    But one babe escaped the mad king’s wrath.



    Raised the son of a simple Thal herder, Maralek’s a rough lad with the ferocious pride and temper of his ruined people, a scorn for rules and rulers, and less than a little creativity in his thick skull. In a word, your average Neanderthal.



    And life’s livable, until King Isaac resumes his bloodthirsty crusade, and Maralek’s forced into slaving shackles. Then, a rowdy caravan, a mysterious gypsy, a whispered prophecy… A whirlwind of devastation and war as his master is murdered, his fate unwoven, and his world ripped asunder in an epic battle to end all.



    Neanderthal King is a historic epic YA fantasy by renowned science fiction and fantasy author, Matt Ward, that features savage twists and darker secrets, raging kings and enslaved heirs, and an audaciously ambitious coming of age quest set in an alternative medieval Europe. If you love Brandon Sanderson, Ursula le Guin, or Robin Hobb, or explosive high and low fantasy classics like Lord of the Rings, the Kingkiller Chronicles, and the Earthsea Cycle, you’ll love this heroic historical tale.



    For more information, to purchase the complete audio adventure or to download the entire technothriller free with a free trial of Audible, visit neanderthalking.com



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    Want to follow along with Maralek's adventure? For a limited time, grab your FREE illustrated map of Tharkal and the six kingdoms of Sapdom by visiting mattwardwrites.com/map.



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    More information on the author at mattwardwrites.com.



     

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4.7 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

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Sweet nice and sussinct

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Highly recommended

The mix of topics and guests plus the host's energy makes this one of the most interesting podcasts in my playlist. Highly recommended.

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