Pretopia

Pretopia

By NiMA Asghari, Anish Mohammed
We’re living in pretopia, the final crossroads.

Both utopia and dystopia are possible futures for humanity, but neither is inevitable.

Technology will bring us there, but technologies are not inherently good or bad. Their value is determined by the humans who design and use them, and the decisions we make now as a species will set us on a path we may not be able to change.

Pretopia.FM is an open platform for discussing the enormous opportunities and existential risks that come with living in our delicately balanced age.
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Nature that Can’t Be Owned - Ed Hesse & QJ Wang
Ed & QJ join Pretopia to tell us about Sovereign Nature DAO & Nature 2.0!  =====================================  @snaturedao @edhesse79 @QJ_ECF on Twitter  =====================================  Sovereign Nature Initiative (SNI) is an interactive community of visionaries - developers, scientists, artists, and investors - who join forces in the interest of funding efforts towards sustainability. SNI is neither an investment fund nor a charity. It funds projects that explore and develop the technologies necessary to enable Nature 2.0. They could include research, prototyping, or artistic explorations. - source
45:24
January 14, 2020
Social Tech that Can’t Be Evil - Glen Weyl
Glen Weyl (@GlenWeyl on Twitter) uses ideas from political economy to develop social technology for widely-shared prosperity and social cooperation. These ideas have inspired a social movement, RadicalxChange, that convenes activists artists, entrepreneurs and researchers using market mechanisms to create a richer and more equal society. (Bio excerpt taken from: http://glenweyl.com/biography/)
46:13
November 24, 2019
Social Networks that Can’t Be Evil - Slava Balasanov
Programmer and musician, founder of 4real Digital Inc. & Relevant.community - decentralized curation protocols based on human values - @team_slava on Twitter
54:43
October 26, 2019
VCs that Can’t Be Evil - Elad Verbin
Elad (@verbine) is a computer scientist & VC based in Berlin investing in early-stage algo-tech: ML, blockchain, zero knowledge.
56:43
October 3, 2019
Orgs that Can’t Be Evil - Luis Cuende
Luis Cuende (@licuende on Twitter) is a Spanish computer programmer, author, and blockchain entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Aragon and CEO of Aragon One. Career: In 2008 at age 12, Cuende started his first free software project, a Linux-based operating system. At just 15 years old, HackFwd named him “Best Underage European Programmer." At the age of 17, he was an advisor to Neelie Kroes, then the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda. In November 2015, he cofounded Stampery, which leverages the Bitcoin blockchain to generate an immutable record of existence, integrity and ownership of any data or communication. Cuende and his cofounders secured $600,000 in pre-seed funding, led by Draper Associates for the venture. In 2011, at age 16 he was awarded the top hacker award in his country of Europe. In January 2016, he was the youngest to be on the Forbes 30 under 30 category in technology. Bio taken from: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/licuende/
45:53
August 18, 2019
Tokens that Can’t Be Evil - Michael Zargham
Block.Science Founder, PhD @Penn AI/Decision Engineer, Complex Systems Research. Tweets about math, engineering, humans and society.  @mZargham on Twitter ########  You can support Pretopia by subscribing to Pzizz: Pzizz helps you quickly quiet your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. It uses beautiful “dreamscapes” — a mix of music, voiceovers and sound effects designed using the latest clinical research — to help you sleep better at night or take power naps during the day. Available for iOS and Android. Pretopians can get a 25% discount using the code "PRETOPIA" on the Pzizz site. You can redeem by going to the buy page and using the code PRETOPIA, or tapping this link: https://pzizz.com/buy/?code=pretopia  Also, every week we will be giving away one free annual license and 50X 50% discount codes to the first 50 Pretopians who rate, rewiew, and share the podcast! Send us a screenshot or link to enter the weekly raffle: pretopiafm@gmail.com 
1:16:17
August 13, 2019
AI that Can’t Be Evil - Trent McConaghy
 Trent McConaghy  AI*blockchain. Founder @OceanProtocol -  @trentmc0 on Twitter    ######## You can support Pretopia by subscribing to Pzizz: Pzizz helps you quickly quiet your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. It uses beautiful “dreamscapes” — a mix of music, voiceovers and sound effects designed using the latest clinical research — to help you sleep better at night or take power naps during the day. Available for iOS and Android. Pretopians can get a 25% discount using the code "PRETOPIA" on the Pzizz site. You can redeem by going to the buy page and using the code PRETOPIA, or tapping this link: https://pzizz.com/buy/?code=pretopia  Also, every week we will be giving away one free annual license and 50X 50% discount codes to the first 50 Pretopians who rate, rewiew, and share the podcast! Send us a screenshot or link to enter the weekly raffle: pretopiafm@gmail.com 
1:18:14
August 6, 2019