#240 – Neal Stephenson: Sci-Fi, Area, Aliens, AI, VR & the Way forward for Humanity



Neal Stephenson is a sci-fi author (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and new e-book Termination Shock), former Chief Futurist at Magic Leap and first worker of Blue Origin. Please help this podcast by testing our sponsors:
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Right here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast gamers it is best to be capable to click on the timestamp to leap to that point.
(00:00) – Introduction
(08:34) – WWII and human nature
(17:20) – Search engine morality
(21:58) – Area exploration
(38:59) – Aliens and UFOs
(47:21) – SpaceX and Blue Origin
(54:43) – Social media
(59:11) – Local weather change
(1:11:00) – Penalties of huge concepts
(1:15:42) – Digital actuality
(1:38:50) – Synthetic intelligence
(1:53:49) – Cryptocurrency
(2:06:26) – Writing, storytelling, and books
(2:29:05) – Martial arts
(2:38:23) – Last ideas