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Signal Amidst an Increasingly Noisy World

Signal Amidst an Increasingly Noisy World


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Signal Amidst an Increasingly Noisy World






Nevin Freeman - Cryptoeconomic Stability & Reserve

Nevin Freeman, founder of the Reserve stablecoin, joins me in this episode to discuss the challenges beset stablecoin creators, and how Reserve plans to outmaneuver the issues that have plagued currency pegs since time immemorial. We also speak about the great responsibility that comes along with introducing financial technologies to some of the world's least stable communities, and how Reserve plans to improve the crypto community at large.


Ori Brafman - Decentralization in Practice

What are the limits of decentralization? How can we conceptualize inclusion in a manner that transcends the partisan divide? Is Burning Man a modern church? Ori Brafman and I discuss these questions and more in this episode. Video: Support C2 on Patreon:


Ben Hunt

Ben Hunt joins me to discuss a wide range of topics, from the game theory of farm life to the dangers of financial innovation, extending to the emerging world of the decentralized economy. Support the show: Here are a few of the relevant Epsilon Theory pieces, for background context: Too Clever By Half: When Does the Story Break: The Arborist:


E12 - Synthesizing Our Genetic Future, with Andrew Hessel

In this episode, we sit down with Andrew Hessel to discuss the future of synthetic biology. Andrew Hessel is the CEO of Humane Genomics Inc., a seed-stage company developing virus-based therapies for cancer, starting with dogs. He is a co-founder of the Genome Project-write, the international scientific effort working to engineer large genomes, including the human genome. From 2012-2017 Andrew was the Distinguished Researcher at Autodesk Life Sciences. He has been Singularity University...


E11 - God is in the Rain, with Jason Silva

Jason Silva dropped in to discuss the human capacity to transcend our fears and tap into the deep meaning of existence through submission to one's own transformational psychological potential. We also touch upon the poetic aspect of the natural world as a mechanism for channeling peak experiences, and the human desire for immortality through technological means. Support the podcast: Find Jason's work at his Facebook fan page: And...


E10 - Storytelling in the Decentralized Age, with Melissa Lafsky

This week, Melissa Lafsky joins us to discuss the role of storytelling as it applies to the emerging space of decentralization. We cover the role of storytelling with respect to shaping human behavior, current narratives around crypto, and how our cultural stories inform what's possible technologically and economically.


E9 - Jeremy Lent

In this episode we sit down with Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct. We cover topics ranging from the difference between Eastern and Western perspectives on the essential truths of our universe, to how these differences have led our civilizations down separate cultural paths. If you're interested in the intersection of Eastern and Western philosophy, and how these paths of development underlie a great deal of what we now take for granted, this is the perfect episode for you.


E8 - Liminal Spaces and the Power of Quietude, with Jenn Hirsch

In this episode we speak with Jenn Hirsch, Global Technology Trend Scout at Ernst & Young, Futurist, and SciFi author, about a diverse set of topics ranging from the liminality of the present technological landscape, to the value of quiet contemplation and self-reflection within an increasingly interconnected world. If you enjoyed the podcast, please donate at:


E7 - The Geometry of a Unified Physics, Bitcoin, and Beekeeping with Garrett Lisi

Garrett Lisi is an American theoretical physicist and adventure sports enthusiast. Lisi works as an independent researcher without an academic position. He's a strong proponent of balance in life. Lisi is known for "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything," a paper proposing a unified field theory based on the E8 Lie group, combining particle physics with Einstein's theory of gravitation. The theory is incomplete and not widely accepted by the physics community. To support our work,...


E6 - New Paradigms and Syntonic Evolution with Alexander Laszlo

Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D., is the President of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS). He was the Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovationat ITBA, Argentina was the Director of the Doctoral Program in Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration & Leadership (EGADE-ITESM), Mexico. He was the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS). He serves as...


E5 - Decentralization vs Centralization: A 21st Century Dialectic ft. Jon Connors

In this episode, Jon Connors, Community Development at Starfish Mission, joins us to discuss the tension between centralization and decentralization through the lens of the Hegelian dialectic. Along the way we talk about the Occupy movement, mycelial networks, and self defense. To support the podcast, visit:


E4 - Deep Time ft. Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz of the Long Now Foundation

In this episode, we visit Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz at the Long Now Foundation's Interval bar to explore the concept of Deep Time and its relevance to our rapidly accelerating world. As Director of Development, Nicholas advances the mission of The Long Now Foundation by building and fostering relationships with the people and organizations who support the foundation's vision for long-term thinking and responsibility. Nicholas has a broad academic background that spans systems engineering,...


E3 - Consciousness, Qualia, and Psychedelics with Andres Gomez Emilsson

In episode three we speak with Andres Gomez Emilsson, founder of the Qualia Research Institute. In Andres' words: "Once we recognize the computational role of consciousness, and the causal network that links it to behavior, a new era will begin. We will (1) characterize the various values of qualia in terms of their computational properties, and (2) systematically explore the state-space of possible conscious experiences. (1) will enable us to recruit the new qualia varieties we discover...


E2 - On Coherence

E2 - On Coherence by Matthew Pirkowski


E1 - Introduction, &c.

Intro episode of our new podcast, Catalyzing Coherence. Find us @CatCoherence on social channels #CSquared