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MIND & MACHINE: Science & Tech of Maximizing Human Capability

Technology • Society-and-culture

Weekly interview show with people at the forefront of transformational technologies, scientific research, and bold new thinking that enables humans to operate at higher levels — better able to achieve whatever each person values most in life. This could be in fields as diverse as neuroscience,Read more

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Sep 23 • 48:36

My guest today is Akshay Kothari, the Chief Operating Officer at Notion. As COO, Akshay is one of the top people driving the ship at this next-generation software platform that's enabling everyday users to create their own software tools instead of settling for what's provided on the market. ...

The Medical Futurist on Fighting Pandemics with Emerging Technologies, Now & In The Future

Apr 5 • 49:17
My guest today is Dr. Bertalan Mesko, also known as The Medical Futurist. He's the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute, delivers keynote addresses all over the world, and runs a popular magazine and YouTube channel on the future of medicine with an emphasis on how technology will shape healthcare. Dr. Mesko is a physician with a PhD in genomics, and an Amazon Top 10...

The Psychology of Attention with Nir Eyal, Author of "Indistractable"

Mar 16 • 58:25
My guest today is Nir Eyal, who writes and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The MIT Technology Review dubbed Nir, "The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology." Nir has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Institute of Design at Stanford. He's the author of two bestselling books, "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming P...

Skill Mastery & Peak Performance through Deliberate Practice with Psychologist Anders Ericsson

Feb 5 • 01:03:10

My guest today is Anders Ericsson, author of the renowned book "Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise". He is among the world's leading authorities on how to new master skills. Anders is a Professor of Psychology and conducted much of the research on expertise and peak performance that Malcolm Gladwell famously referenced to develop the 10,000 hour rule in Gladwe...

Flow States for Ultimate Human Performance with Steven Kotler

Jan 21 • 55:49
My guest today is Steven Kotler. Steven is one of the world's leading experts on achieving Ultimate Human Performance through Flow States. "Flow" is the cognitive state of full immersion and focus in which brain activity changes to enable peak human capability across an intellectual or physical activity. It's characterized by rapt attention so deep that one loses their sen...

Team Human: Tech, Media, Culture with Douglas Rushkoff

Jan 9 • 01:01:43

My guest today is Douglas Rushkoff, who has been named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT. He's an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. He's written over twenty books include the recently-published "Team Human", and he hosts a popular podcast, also called "Team Human", focusing on the economic, technological, a...

The Neuroscience of Consciousness with Christof Koch

Dec 18 • 55:19
My guest today is Dr. Christof Koch, one of the worlds foremost experts on neuroscience and consciousness. Dr. Koch is the Chief Scientist and  President of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He recently released his latest book, The Feeling of Life Itself – Why Consciousness is Everywhere But Can’t be Computed. It explores new insights and perspectives into human cons...

Clean Meat: Lab-Grown Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize the World with Paul Shapiro

Nov 26 • 01:00:31
My guest today is Paul Shapiro, author of the national bestseller "Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World". He's also the CEO and co-founder of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, the co-host of the Business for Good Podcast.   In our conversation today we explore the future of food, with a particular focus on lab-gr...

Human Enhancement & Personal Performance Hacking with Matt Ward of the Disruptors

Nov 18 • 51:24

We explore Human Enhancement and Personal Performance Hacking with Matt Ward (@mattwardio), the host The Disruptors podcast, startup investor, adviser and business innovation consultant. Matt and I thought it would be fun to do two episodes, one here on MIND & MACHINE and the other on The Disruptors, where we explore what we've learned, the ideas we've formed and our takea...

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Nov 11 • 16:49

In a follow-up to our previous episode, my guest today is again cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, author of the book "The Case Against Reality"....

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