Interviews with innovators, academics, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, futurists, economists, and philosophers.
Jerome C. Glenn is a futurist who serves as the Executive Director of the Millennium Project. He has been the Executive Director of the American Council for the United Nations University and the Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International.
Nov 01 2020
The Good Sleep Project
Don Norman's books
Sep 23 2019
Dr. Bill Andrews is the Founder and CEO of Sierra Sciences, a company focused on finding ways to extend human lifespan and health span through telomere maintenance. Telomeres are found at the tips of our chromosomes and have been shown, in thousands of scientific peer-reviewed studies, to be the clock of aging in humans. When telomeres get shorter, we get older, and our health declines.
As a scientist, athlete and executive, Bill continually pushes the envelope and challenges convention. He has been featured in Popular Science, The Today Show and numerous documentaries on the topic of life extension including, most recently, the movie The Immortalists in which he co-stars with Dr. Aubrey de Grey. See www.theimmortalists.com/watch. Bill is known for being a scientist first, focusing on scientific research, allowing others, instead, to market the products that his company discovers.
Bill has been a medical researcher in biotech since 1981, focusing on cancer, heart disease, and inflammation research, though his passion has always been aging. In the early-to-mid 1990’s, while at Geron Corporation, Bill led the research to discover both the RNA and protein components of the human enzyme called telomerase. This enzyme is responsible for preventing telomeres from shortening in human reproductive cells, and this is why our children are born younger than we are even though they come from our old cells. Inducing this enzyme to lengthen telomeres in all our cells, not just our reproductive cells, to reverse aging and declining health due to aging, is the principal goal of Sierra Sciences.
Sierra Sciences does not do research on animals, choosing to focus primarily on humans. Nonetheless, other labs using Sierra Sciences technologies have shown that lengthening telomeres, using the enzyme telomerase, can provide significant health benefits including reversal of aging and declining health in every way imaginable. An interview by Diane Sawyer describes the results from an animal study done at Harvard. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np7cR7Z6UGA. Bill is presently conducting a clinical study on humans using the same technologies applied successfully to animals. The first patient is scheduled to be treated in early May of 2019. See www.libellagt.com
Bill was awarded 2nd place as "National Inventor of the Year" in 1997 for his cancer research. Bill earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics at the University of Georgia in 1981. He then served as Senior Scientist at Armos Corporation and Codon Corporation, Director of Molecular Biology at Berlex Biosciences and at Geron Corporation, and Director of Technology Development at EOS Biosciences, before starting Sierra Sciences in 1999 where he now serves as President & CEO as well as Chief Scientific Officer. Bill is also a named inventor on over 50+ US-issued patents on telomerase and author of numerous scientific research studies published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Bill is also an avid ultra-marathon runner. He regularly competes in 50 and 100+ mile races often finishing at the top of his age group. These grueling races have taken him all over the world to race in some of the most extreme environments, from Death Valley to the Himalayas. His running is presently featured in the movie The High.
See www.thehighdoc.com. He considers endurance exercise, when done properly, to be a way to significantly slow down the aging process. Bill’s obsession is to cure aging, and that includes his own aging. His regimen to slow down his own aging and declining health is unique and based on years of his own research.
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Partners that sell products discovered at Sierra Sciences:
Libella Gene Therapeutics (www.libellagt.com).
ALCAT, mentioned in this podcast:
The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.
Apr 03 2019
Ron is the writer and producer of Classic Movies with Ron. He has IMDB credits for Karloff and Me (2006), Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster (2019) and The Mummy 75th Anniversary Tribute (2008). Recently his children's book, We Don't Feel Like It, has been published by GenZ.
Dec 15 2018
Gisele Waters, Ph.D. is an innovation psychologist and researcher. To inform the promise and challenge of innovating human and machine integrations such as artificial intelligence and blockchain into healthcare and the life sciences; she draws from a Ph.D. In Education Psychology, M.Ed. in Special Education, a B.A. in Economics and 25 plus years of multidisciplinary success in education, business, and science. Her bandwidth extends to being a multimillion dollar Texas real estate broker and education advisor to startups in healthcare, biotech, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. Much of Gisele's core competencies are fueled by her passion for the cognitive and behavioral sciences and decades of working in between human and digital education contexts as an academic and researcher.
She uses atypical combinations of skills and knowledge across domains and integrates them to create breakthrough analysis of the human and social elements of exponential technology. Her multicultural/multilingual backgrounds also bring much needed perspectives to AI ethics and blockchain in healthcare because most applications have yet to take into account how different populations are intentionally and unintentionally impacted by algorithms, automation and human bias. She is also Research Scholar at Hu-manity.science and Vice Chair of the Risk Subgroup for IEEE's P7000 Standard which establishes a process model by which engineers and technologists can address ethical consideration throughout the various stages of system initiation, analysis and design.
All her endeavors in both public and private sectors share are a common thread focused on the importance of human behavior and social relationships as they relate to improving innovation capacity. Gisele's latest innovation research is focused on the idea that human behavior and social organizations are at the fulcrum of where ethics and automation can become optimally integrated by design for good, bad or neutral impact. Her diverse skill set addresses the nuances, silences, spaces and intersections of disciplines which make her especially adept at listening to the calls for innovation where many fail to analyze opportunity.
Nov 26 2018
Ruth E. Kastner earned her M.S. in Physics and Ph.D. in Philosophy (History and Philosophy of Science) and the University of Maryland, College Park (1999). She has taught a variety of philosophy and physics courses throughout the Baltimore-Washington corridor, and currently is a member of the Foundations of Physics group at UMCP.
She is also an Affiliate of the physics department at the SUNY Albany campus. She specializes in time-symmetry and the Transactional Interpretation (TI) of quantum mechanics, and in particular has extended the original TI of John Cramer to the relativistic domain. Her interests and publications include topics in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, quantum ontology, counterfactuals, spacetime emergence, and free will.
Ruth is the author of two books: The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Reality of Possibility (Cambridge, 2012) and Understanding Our Unseen Reality: Solving Quantum Riddles (Imperial College Press, 2015). She is also an Editor of the collected volume Quantum Structural Studies (World Scientific, 2016).
Nov 01 2018
Lannister Holdings, Inc., an Arizona company, is currently trading under the Symbol NBDR on the US OTC Market. We will use @LannisterNBDR Twitter account for announcements moving forward.
Dedicated to being the world’s premier US based blockchain development firm, Lannister Development will build bespoke systems for clients around the world while deploying, testing, and globally protecting the systems and technologies vital to our internal focus of facilitating real estate finance on blockchain.
Oct 26 2018
"The world's ruling structure has been reset. The future of chaos awaits! " - Hououin Kyouma To say that I am a passionate entrepreneur only works if you make sure to add that I am known to be a bit of mad scientist as well. People would laugh when I told them I would change the shipping industry for good and make it possible for everyone to have what they really wanted: TRANSPARENCY on everything. Now, look! We have grown this wild idea into the fastest growing company in the United States. So here is your chance - Want to talk to me about what it is like to be a CTO and co-founder of a truly successful startup? Want me to speak at your conference, do your podcast, or do a skype interview? Sure! I have been working for years straight to grow the company and now I want to talk about how I am doing just such with you. All the real questions you want ask about how hard it is, what it really takes... the money, the time, the emotional hardship, being a leader, not knowing anything, failing, succeeding from someone that is living the life day-to-day. Or maybe you want to share your love of anime, JRPGS, or talk for hours about nerdy toys you grew up in childhood that you still love. I know I do! Crypto, blockchain, or neurology and a bit of lab research is more your speed? Not a problem, I got you covered. Sometimes though, you want to talk about about the philosophical and psychological underpinnings of how humans process thought, emotions, and generally deal with living their best life, okay let's do that too! Whatever you are passionate about let's shine some light on what is wonderful in your life... because tinkering and connecting is what it is all about. Reach out, let's learn something awesome together! The adventure is just beginning. Would you like to come along?
Oct 08 2018
Ben Walker is the founder and CEO of Transcription Outsourcing, LLC in Denver, Colorado, which provides transcription services to the legal, law enforcement, medical, financial, academic, and business industries. Ben has become known worldwide as an expert in helping companies grow by utilizing the services of freelancers and contracted employees. He makes regular podcast appearances and has been featured in major publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Magazine.Download MP3
Sep 04 2018
Jønathan Lyons is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. He also writes experimental fiction. He is the co-founder of Cicatrix Publications, along with Krysia Jopek. The first project from the press will be Cicatrix Journal, featuring experimental prose and poetry.
Jan 25 2017
Bernard J. Baars, Ph.D. is Affiliated Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, CA. Bernie is a cognitive scientist specializing in conscious and unconscious brain functions, voluntary control, and concepts of self. These common sense ideas have long been difficult to study in the biobehavioral sciences, but have returned to the forefront in recent decades. He is best known for his book, A Cognitive Theory of Consciousness (1988) in which he develops an integrative theory called Global Workspace Theory (GWT) as a model for conscious and unconscious processes in the human brain. GWT continues to be developed, in collaboration with Professor. Stan Franklin of the University of Memphis, Professor Murray Shanahan of Imperial College, London, and scientists working in the Neural Darwinism tradition of Gerald A. Edelman at the Neurosciences Institute. A number of neuroscientists are advancing the theory from their own perspectives, notably Professor Stan Dehaene and his research group in Paris. A popular account of GWT appeared in 1997, called In the Theater of Consciousness: the Workspace of the Mind, from Oxford University Press (1997; translated into German and Japanese). Bernie cofounded the journal Consciousness & Cognition together with William P. Banks, published by Academic Press/Elsevier, and was the first president of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. ASSC is still the sole scientific organization dedicated to the empirical study and understanding of consciousness and related issues. Both Consciousness & Cognition and ASSC have helped to expand the accepted reach of consciousness science to a large number of topics, including such fields as animal consciousness. Bernie is also a founder and editor of the web bulletin Science and Consciousness Review, along with Thomas Ramsoy and others. SCR aims to make the fast-growing scientific literature available to a wider web audience. He recently developed teaching materials for a web-based coursethrough the University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies. He has also edited a college textbook, together with Nicole M. Gage, called Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience. (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2007). Bernie authored The Cognitive Revolution in Psychology, editedExperimental Slips and Human Error: Exploring the Architecture of Volition (Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics), and coedited Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness. His papers include An architectural model of conscious and unconscious brain functions: Global Workspace Theory and IDA,How conscious experience and working memory interact, The conscious access hypothesis: origins and recent evidence, Applying Global Workspace Theory to the Frame Problem, Brain, conscious experience and the observing self, and Global Workspace Theory: A Rigorous Scientific Theory of Consciousness. Bernie earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UCLA in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at UCLA in 1977.
Nov 22 2016
Dr. Peter J. Glassman is an educator and author who has worked extensively in early childhood, elementary, and post-secondary education in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Peter has taught at Columbia University, Tulane University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been awarded permanent visiting professor status in the People’s Republic of China. He has served as Provost at New England College, and Dean at The University of Macau and The California Institute for Integral Studies.
He currently serves as Vice-President for Curriculum and Instruction at The Early Learning Institute in Palo Alto, California.
Peter consults widely on issues concerning education, cross-cultural communication, and education policy for education and government groups. He is an experienced organizational leader with a record of inspiring profound and persisting institutional growth.
He has been a Fulbright professor, a Fellow of the NATO Atlantic Council and a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. He has won awards for outstanding teaching from Columbia University, Tulane University, Hangzhou University and Guangxi Normal University.
Peter’s core competency is teaching young people to believe in themselves, and to believe in their power to drive change. He is particularly effective in helping young people discover, accept, and manage the forces in civilization and the parts of our own mind that inhibit our faith and impede our action.
Peter has lived and worked in North America, Asia and Europe, and was raised with foster brothers from Sudan and Japan. He has an uncommon joy in human diversity, and an unusual ability to transact effectively across cultures.
Peter is the author of three books and numerous essays on human creativity and community. He received his Ph.D. degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
Peter and his wife, Karen Lam, live in Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 16 2016
Bilawal Singh Sidhu is a creative technologist and VR supervisor. He runs a scrappy VR and mixed media studio, based in San Francisco and Chandigarh, India called Imaginfinity. You can check them out at imaginfinity.in. On the personal side, he enjoys geeking out about VFX/3D, emerging tech, Product Design, Digital Strategy, Meditation and 7 String Guitars. You can hit him up on bilawal.in or on twitter @bilawalsidhu.
Sep 30 2016
Ira Pastor - Chief Executive Officer – Bioquark Inc. - 30 years of experience across multiple sectors of the pharmaceutical industry including pharmaceutical commercialization, biotech drug development, managed care, distribution, OTC, and retail; Served as VP, Business Development for drug development company Phytomedics Inc., raising $40 million of private equity, consummating over $50 million of licensing deals, and bringing lead drug candidate from discovery stage to Phase III development; Prior to that, employed by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals working in sales, marketing, and business strategy positions. Mr. Pastor has also served as Vice President of Corporate Development for the pharmacy benefit management company Prescription Delivery Systems (acquired by Cigna Health Insurance); MBA, Temple University; BS, Pharmacy, Rutgers University
More information about the ReAnima Project can be found here.
Sep 25 2016
With a background in statistical data analysis, project management and administration he is ideally placed to oversee the project and help the various team members with the various tasks and goals the team has to complete. His main role as project lead is to organize research data, administration, project management solutions, advocacy and networking.
Working in research and in particular the field of regenerative medicine demands an ability to respond quickly and efficiently to changing situations. Whilst not from a research background per se his previous experience working as a manager in real time traffic control has given him the experience and ability to remain calm under pressure and help the team achieve its aims. His decades of experience in statistical data analysis, administration and planning gives him the ability to strategically plan and organize the various tasks the team must complete and help drive the project forward to meet deadlines and goals.
As an active longevity advocate he has a excellent knowledge of the regenerative medicine field that ranges from pharmaceutical sourcing, lab planning and costing to research and technology. Part of his role is contacting drug suppliers, animal breeders and other labs as part of the ongoing development of the project.Steve Hill Project Lead Elena Milova
I represent Optimum Health a non government organization in Russia. My organization is supporting the development of the technologies to understand and potentially address the aging process and age-related diseases. I have been a longevity activist and advocate since 2013 when I started to hold educational events to make new evidence-based methods of healthy life extension more popular.
I am the co-author of the book “Aging prevention for all” which was recently issued in Russian and the book is being currently translated into several languages. You can download a copy of the Russian language version here if you would like to read more about evidence-based life extension methods.
I am an Honorary Member of the International Longevity Alliance (ILA), where I am responsible for the development of organizational processes and tools. I helped to develop the new ILA website and I am proud to be a part of the MMTP. My main role in the group is directing our IT team and I also help with networking and promotion activities.
Previously I worked in the pharmaceutical industry and the pharmaceutical advertisement sector, but I understood that it is more important to support fundamental science and medical innovations to get new therapies faster. My experience in the industry has given me valuable insights into how the MMTP can succeed and I use this knowledge to support the project.
I perceive aging as the number one problem, because it is the root of most major pathology like cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer's, arthritis, visual impairment and others. I believe that if we address aging decline and develop treatments to slow it down, counteract to it and eventually reverse then we will remove many health problems at once.
Helping people to obtain more years of healthy life is a worthy goal isn’t it?Elena Milova Advocacy and project coordinationer
May 31 2016
Laura Bosworth, CEO and co-founder of TeVido BioDevices, is a dynamic former Fortune 50 executive with 25+ years of cross-functional industry experience. TeVido is a biotech start-up using innovative 3D bioprinting and a woman’s own cells to create tissue engineered solutions for reconstruction after breast cancer. Recent press coverage includes CNBC, CNN, The Economist, Popular Science and many more. The company has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. With a B.S. in Engineering from UT El Paso, Bosworth started her career in manufacturing process development for IBM. She quickly moved into management where she led software development and launched a Technical Marketing Center earning a General Manager’s Award for her contributions to sales and customer relationships.
At Dell, she built strategic business partnerships with large companies such as Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle and she led software product marketing delivering significant product feature improvement, highlighted by industry analysts. Ms. Bosworth is recognized for her skill in starting up new business functions and created multiple technical sales support functions including an OEM business unit: enabling over $500M in sales. She launched a professional services business unit and has expertise in customer support services. Using her cross-functional and international experience, she developed corporate wide quality strategies that reduced operating costs by ~$120M. Ms. Bosworth has volunteered for numerous non-profits, primarily supporting women’s needs in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) field as well as domestic violence – in Board positions as well as providing direct service.
She volunteers as a Spanish interpreter at a Healthcare Clinic that serves low-income individuals Ms. Bosworth developed curricula, taught and provided mentorship with several applied entrepreneurship programs -including those at Texas State University and UTEP- focused on mentoring aspiring underrepresented and women entrepreneurs to develop their own high-growth companies. She volunteers as a Spanish interpreter at a Healthcare Clinic that serves low-income individuals seeking healthcare access.
Dec 24 2015
Please visit the MMTP Website.
Former researcher in biogerontology at UCLA, Inserm and the Pasteur Institute, where he contributed to lifespan tests in C. elegans and mice and organised clinical trials, Edouard is today one of the directors of the International Longevity Alliance (ILA). Since 2001 he has asserted human healthspan can be rapidly extended once large scale rodent lifespan tests, massive health data analysis and agile human trials are collectively set up. Since 2012 he is gradually but firmly building that pipeline with the help of the ILA.
Dec 23 2015
Dec 22 2015
In the 41st episode of Adam Alonzi's Podcast Ben Thomas and I discuss classic Weird Tales from authors such as H.P Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, and Lord Dunsany. We also examine similar techniques and themes found in the works of Joseph Conrad, Herman Melville, and Henry James. Being the first part in what will likely be an ongoing series, we give our listeners a few precious morsels of neuroscience in preparation for future treks into the heart of darkness.
Ben is an author, journalist, inventor and independent researcher who studies consciousness and the brain. A lifelong lover of all things mysterious and unexplained, he weaves tales from the frontiers of science into videos, podcasts and unique multimedia events. Lots more of his work is available at http://the-connectome.com.
Dec 12 2015
In the 40th episode of my podcast Micah Blumberg, Bilawal Sidhu, and I discuss augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, Micah's advocacy for women in VR, sensors, the present, and the future. We also dissect the technology's implications for entertainment, social media, empathy, food quality control, education, and society. We also give a tips to those who are looking to get in on the ground floor of this burgeoning behemoth of an industry, which is searching for bright and talented people to swallow whole. Music by Andrew Vavrek of Tryad.
Bilawal Sidhu is a VR/AR Consultant and Head of Technology & Overseas Marketing @ Rock & Storm. Previously, he worked at Deloitte Digital and DC Innovation in their Digital Business and Emerging Technologies group. Most recently, he served as the lead designer on Deloitte’s first VR experience for their Greenhouse innovation labs. Bilawal is passionate about VFX/3D, Product Design, Interactive Media and 7 String Guitars. You can reach him via his website www.bilawal.in or on twitter @bilawalsidhu
Dec 11 2015