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Visakan Virasamy is an eccentric Singaporean who weaves together of sparkling web of insight, wit, and positivity throughout the world of twitter. The community of people he's built around him is eclectic, and the common sentiment i see among them is an overwhelming appreciation for the content he puts out.
TL;DR: Design Thinking and the Scientific Method are two names for the same process: an iterative approach to developing a better understanding of the world which can help us explain, predict and act within it more effectively.
Today’s episode is a bit different from the rest. Instead of talking about developments in science, tech and society, I’m chatting to a man called Okekenta Gosife about the ongoing subjugation and suffering of his people in Nigeria.
The meaning of life is to live forever – at least, this is what Google’s AI chatbot responded with when asked the greatest existential question just a few years ago.Some may think of this as fundamentally wrong – violating some unwritten, but an implicit law of the universe.
This episode is with Dr Fatima Nasrallah, a senior scientist and researcher from the Queensland Brain Institute. Last year (2016), they released a publication called ‘The Brain’ where they highlight what the recent science has to say about concussions – particularly with regards to sport.
Blockchain technology has potential to transform society. It’s described as ‘the trust machine’ – an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.
The topic for this podcast is DMT (dimethyltryptamine) a psychedelic substance that’s found throughout nature and within the body.It’s a substance that, after more scientific enquiry, could bridge the gap between science and spirituality due to the life-changing, and some would say, mystical experiences it can facilitate.