Emerging Trends in Biotechnology: Adam Alonzi and Gennady Stolyarov

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In this episode Gennady Stolyarov II interviews me about some of my guests and current trends in biotechnology. Here I am in the hot seat! We cover gene therapy, nanotechnology, work I have done in nanotech, bioprinting, regenerative medicine, the legal landscape, existential threats posed by biohacking, and the ways in which the DIY revolution is changing biology. Music by Andrew Vavrek of Tryad.

The Economics of the Singularity with C. James Townsend: Mises, Marx, Complexity Theory, Techno-Optimism, and the Way to Abundance

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C. James Townsend holds an M.A. in Liberal Arts from California State University Sacramento and a B.A. in Integrated Studies and a minor in physics from the same institution. He is seeking to obtain his Doctorate in Future Studies in the near future. His interests include: Physics, Complexity Theory, political and economic philosophy, Marxism, Techno-Optimism, comparative mystical religions-Gnosticism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism and the Russian Cosmists, Transhumanism and Future Studies. His physical interests include Cheng Man Ching style Tai Chi Chuan … Read More

Computation, Consciousness, Information, and Machine Learning: An Introduction to Quantum Neural Networks with Nicole Tedesco

In this podcast, Nicole Tedesco and I discuss quantum neural networks. Beginning with classical NNs, then moving on to quantum effects in biology, the implications of the afformentioned effects for neuroscience, information theory, and, finally quantum neural networks. This recording is at once mind-bending and accessible. Nicole is extremely gifted when it comes to presenting difficult ideas.

Memory, Neuroscience, and Society – Lightheartedly: A Discussion with Dr. Mani Saint-Victor

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In search of a meaningful path to move beyond traditional drugs and psychiatry, Dr. Mani is a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, author and visionary leader.  He is the author of the upcoming book Break The Cage, MD: The Physician’s Guide to Transcendental Self Medication which helps doctors craft  a lifestyle dominated by their passion instead of by clinical; medicine.  He co-founded- Mindful360 with the goal of applying neuroscience to real world problems and understanding.  Break The Cage, MD  takes that mission further by focusing on Doctors and their … Read More

The Academy and the Androids: Future Technologies and the Humanities with Peter Moons and Clark Summers

In this podcast we discuss Aristotle, science fiction cinema, Heidegger, friendly AI, the threats and promises of superintelligent software, technology’s impact on society, surveillance states, and cyborg citizens. Peter Joseph Moons has a wide academic background and has spent over a dozen years outside the United States. Among his travels, he was in Panama for the tail end of the dictatorship under General Noriega. He also was in Kosovo, Yugoslavia, just after another political strongman, Slobodan Milošević, vacated his military … Read More

Younger, Stronger, Smarter: The Future of Gene Therapy with Liz Parrish of BioViva

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“BioViva is engaging in a bold implementation of genetic rejuvenation therapies – a first step on a path that I have been proposing for 15 years.” – Aubrey de Grey “Elizabeth Parrish has taken the bull by the horns to spearhead an approach to cure aging using gene therapy that no one has ever had the guts to do before. Her gene therapy approach at BioViva makes all of the previous theoretical iterations of telomerase activation nearly obsolete. It will … Read More

On Cryonics: A Timely Discussion with Christine Gaspar

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Christine Gaspar, R.N. is a registered nurse and the president of the Cryonics Society of Canada. Her educational background is a diploma in nursing with an emphasis on emergency and trauma nursing. She has worked in a variety of hospitals in the Greater Los Angeles and the Greater Toronto area, where she currently resides. She has served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as a medical assistant in the infantry and artillery. Her current employment is with William Osler Health … Read More

Death is Wrong: Discussion with Gennady Stolyarov II

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 In this podcast Mr. Stolyarov and I discuss the psychology, biology and economics and necessity of unlimited life extension. We also toss around some ideas for an upcoming video game to accompany his children’s book, Death is Wrong. Gennady Stolyarov II (G. Stolyarov II) is an actuary, science-fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov regularly produces YouTube Videos discussing life extension, libertarianism, and related subjects. In … Read More

CRASH, BOOM, POP! Debunking Economics the Fun Way

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Synopsis [View Crash, Boom, Pop! here.] Economics is full of BS — but there is an alternative. Bank bailouts, quantitative easing, housing bubbles, austerity, etc. – are all economic policies putting most of us in the poorhouse. You can fight back…but how? Knowledge is power! This series is all about common sense, humor and great illustrations. It’s 100% bull free. Too many of us are living paycheck to paycheck. Income inequality is a worldwide problem. Students are graduating with record … Read More

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