Would You Kill Baby Hitler? (And Other Psychopathic Musings, with Kevin Dutton)

When we talk about the trolley problem, actually research has been done on the kinds of people who are willing to shove the fat guy over the rails. And what that research has uncovered is that these people tend to be utilitarian’s in our society, okay. They tend to be people who are able to […]

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell (Full Presentation)

My name is Professor Michio Kaku.  I’m a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and I specialize in something called string theory.  I’m a physicist. Some people ask me the question, “What has physics done for me lately?  I mean, do I get better color television, do I get better […]

How to build an A.I. brain that can conceive of itself | Joscha Bach

If you look at our current technological systems they are obviously nowhere near where our minds are. They are very different. And one of the biggest questions for me is: What’s the difference between where we are now and where we need to be if we want to build minds—If we want to build systems […]

Tim Ferriss on Mastery: Start with End Game and Make Space for Creativity

One of the concepts that comes up over and over again with prolific creative minds that I’ve interviewed for the Tim Ferriss Show or for the book Tools of Titans is creating empty space. And one of the guests Josh Waitzkin, who never does any media, can I curse on this? He always texts me […]

8 Intelligences: Are You a Jack of All Trades or a Master of One? | Best of ’16

Currently I think there are eight intelligences that I’m very confident about and a few more that I’ve bene thinking about. I’ll share that with our audience. The first two intelligences are the ones which IQ tests and other kind of standardized tests valorize and as long as we know there are only two out […]

Why Geeking Out on Games is Good for Kids

Schools can be kind of Cromwellian places. They can be puritanical. They can be places where it’s reading writing and arithmetic and nothing else. And games are actually quite educational if they’re educational. When you say okay we’re going to play Monopoly, the first half an hour is taken up by which rules we’re playing […]