Bryan Johnson (@bryan_johnson) is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and founder and CEO of Kernel, a company developing advanced neural interfaces, and OS Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage science and technology companies.

What We Discuss with Bryan Johnson:

  • Why humanity needs to co-evolve with artificial intelligence if we are to survive as a species.
  • What future literacy is and why it’s crucial for understanding the role humanity will play in the decades to come.
  • The steps being taken to comprehend what makes biological systems fail in order to improve their capabilities.
  • How privacy inequality could create more of a disparity between people than economic disparity ever could.
  • Why Bryan advises us to be skeptical of advice — and how we can discern between what’s applicable to our own situation and what’s completely useless.
  • And much more…

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There’s a lot of paranoia surrounding the potential of artificial intelligence to usurp humanity’s claim as Planet Earth’s dominant species. But what if it turns out AI isn’t really a competitor, but a collaborator in the future of humankind? What if, instead of being nudged aside by a creation that can outthink us, our evolution as a species depends on the enhancements this creation can offer in tandem with what makes us human?

On this episode we talk to Bryan Johnson, who sold his payment company Braintree for $800 million to fund research into how we might make this best-of-both-worlds future a reality. With brain-machine interfaces that will blend humanity with AI for cognitive supremacy, we’ll be able to overhaul what we care about, how we resolve differences, the way we work, how our political and economic systems operate, how we treat our planet, and more. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

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